Places To Visit In Anantapur

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1. Ahobilam Temple

Ahobilam Temple
Must visit 3.4 /5

37 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

Ahobilam is a small village renowned for Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. The Ahobilam temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The temple complex has temples of Adi Lakshmi Devi Temple and Chenchu Lakshmi Devi. It is the only temple where all the nine forms of the deity are worshipped. Ahobilam is believed to be in the middle of Adishesha and expands all over the Nalmalla Hills.

2. Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple
Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

3. Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple
3.1 /5

51 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

4. Penukonda Fort

Penukonda Fort
3.1 /5

67 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

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5. Thimmamma Marrimanu

Thimmamma Marrimanu
3.6 /5

107 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

6. Gooty Fort

Gooty Fort
3.1 /5

49 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

The Ravadurg Gooty Fort is one of the oldest hill forts of Andhra Pradesh. The fort structure replicates a shell. The fort is full of inscribed walls, pillars and doors.

7. Hanuman Statue at Mounagiri

Hanuman Statue at Mounagiri
3.1 /5

34 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

8. Rayadurg


80 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

Built at a height of 2,727 feet above the sea level, Rayadurg is a town packed to the brim with monuments harbouring rich cultural heritage. Located in western Andhra Pradesh at the Karnataka border, this small town draws tourists from all over the country and beyond to its majestic yet ruinous forts and temples as well as the many centres of exceptional artisanship.

9. Veera Bhadra Temple

Veera Bhadra Temple
Must visit 3.4 /5

186 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

10. Anantapur Clock Tower

Anantapur Clock Tower
Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

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.

11. Shopping in Anantapur

Shopping in Anantapur
3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit 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.

12. Tadipatri


51 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Anantapur

Ancient temples with relics from centuries back in await you within the temples of Tadipatri. Built during the golden years of the Vijaynagar Empire, this retreat situated on the Western side of Andhra Pradesh is guaranteed to leave any visitor enchanted. If you’re someone fascinated with history or interested in architecture, then Tadipatri should be your holiday destination.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Anantapur?

The top sightseeing places in Anantapur are Ahobilam Temple, ISKCON Temple, Anantapur, Veera Bhadra Temple, Anantapur Clock Tower, Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple, Penukonda Fort.

How can I commute within Anantapur?

You can easily find buses and taxis to travel within the city. Another convenient way of commuting is by auto rickshaws which are available in every part of the Anantapur.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Anantapur?

Day 1 - Reach Anantapur, preferably by noon and take some rest. Although limited options are available, if you wish to shop, you can do at the local handicraft stores available.
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through Anantapur, with a tour to the ravishing Penukonda Fort. Once you return by evening, you can go to the ISKCON Temple for spiritual blessings.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to Penna Ahobilam, famous for its Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. If you prefer, you can also marvel the Anantapur Clock Tower, or go for a nice trek to the hill fort of Ravadurg Gooty.
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