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Places to Visit in Anantapur

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Distance: 37 kms

Ahobilam Temple

Penna Ahobilam is renowned for its Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The temple complex has temples of Adi Lakshmi Devi Temple and Chenchu Lakshmi Devi. The temple was built on the footprint of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy measuring 5 feet 3 inches. It is believed that a marriage ceremony performed here leads to a happy and fulfilling marriage. Lord Narasimha is the half man, half lion form of Lord Krishna, when he came to save his devotee Prahlad, from his own father.

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Distance: 4 kms

Iskcon Temple

Like all other Iskcon Temples built around the world, the one at Anantapur is just as beautiful. The temple is in the shape of a horse drawn chariot, with statues of four huge horses in front of the temple. This temple is known as the Radha Parthasarathi Temple and was inaugurated in February 2008. This stunning temple is situated at Somaladoddi village, o the outskirts of the city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is focused on spreading the beliefs of 'Krishna Consciousness', a belief that Lord Krishna is the supreme power, over all others. The temple also has a restaurant attached to it. The beautiful temple looks even more scintillating at night, when lights illuminate its walls. The most cherished festival is Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

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Distance: 51 kms

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple

Another very known temple of the area is The Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is also known as Ramalingeswara Swami Temple. The temple is very distinct because of the occurrence of a natural underground spring, from where water creeps into the Garbha Griha. The water automatically drops onto the place where the Lingam is installed. It is believed that Saint Parasurama lived here and did extensive meditation here. The entire Shiv Purana is written on the temple walls.

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Distance: 67 kms

Penukonda Fort

The Penukonda Fort is one of the main attractions of Anantapur. Located at a distance of nearly 70-km from Anantapur, the fort derived its name from the word Penukonda, which literally means big hill. After having studied the ancient inscriptions that the Penukonda Fort, archeologists have concluded that the fort was built Vira Virupanna Udaiyar's rule, the son of king-Bukka I of Vijayanagar. A huge Idol of Lord Hanuman is placed inside the fort. It is 11 feet tall. The fort also has multiple mosques inside. The 'Sher Khan Mosque' being one of the most important. The Gagan Mahal, a palace inside the fort, was built back in the 16th century. Another Palace, 'Babayya Darga' as built to symbolize harmony between Hindus and Muslims.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 49 kms

Gooty Fort

Situated 300 meters above the ground level, overlooking the small town of Gooty, the Gooty Fort has long been a significant strategic position for the rulers that have seen their kingdoms flourish in this part of the country. The fort is named after the view of the town it commands. The name Gooty is derived from the town's previous original name, Gowthampuri. Gooty Fort is one of the oldest hill forts in the state and also the country, having witnessed centuries of different rulers, empires and regimes. Having been designated as a monument of national importance, Gooty Fort is now a famous attraction alluring visitors owing to its enchanting atmosphere filled with historic ruins and tranquil vistas. The magnificent fort has been the stronghold of the Chalukyas, Mughals, Marathas, East India Company and also the Vijayanagara Empire before the Qutb Shahi dynasty took over. It is well mentioned as the 'King of Forts' according to various historical inscriptions found here. The mammoth hill covers a vast area being surrounded by the town on three sides and the westernmost point housing the citadel of the fort. The ruins of the fort are dotted by numerous different buildings and spaces such as granaries, bastions, gunpowder magazine, ramparts, storerooms and temples.

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Distance: 186 kms

Veera Bhadra Temple

Veerabhadra Temple is located in Lepakshi village, which is 15 km east of Hindupur in the Anantapur district. Dedicated to Lord Veerbhadra, the temple was built back in 16th century. The temple has images, sculptors and pillars carved by hand. The highlight of the temple is the Statue of Nandi Bull, made from a single granite stone.

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Distance: 3 kms

Shopping in Anantapur

There aren't many shopping opportunities in Anantapur, but basic provisions can be sourced from local stores and local handicrafts in little kiosks around the city.

Experience Time: 1 hr

Distance: 107 kms

Thimmamma Marrimanu

Thimmamma Marrimanu is a huge banyan tree which is located at about 70 Km from Horsely Hills. This historical tree is situated in the district of Ananthpur. The name of this tree is preserved by the local people since ancient times. Thimmamma Marrimanu, a huge banyan tree is located at about 70 Km from Horsely Hills. The word 'marri' means banyan and 'manu' means tree in Telugu language. This historical tree is situated in the district of Ananthpur. The name of this tree is preserved by the local people since ancient times. Many people visit the place to worship and to let their souls relax in the peaceful ambience. The route is quite exciting while getting here as it goes through fields and little villages and it makes the visitors journey enjoyable.

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Distance: 34 kms

Hanuman Statue at Mounagiri

A recent addition to the array of tourist spots Anantapur offers is the Idol of Lord Hanuman. Built several feet high, the idol is magnificent and can be seen from several km far too. There is a temple there, for those who wish to pray.

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Anantapur Clock Tower

The Anantapur Clock Tower is the landmark of the city Anantapur. It was built during the time India got freedom and to this day, it stands tall. The clock tower is in the middle of the road. You can see it both from your car, and also get down to take pictures.

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