Anantapur is located in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. A bypass road also exists near the place to facilitate buses in their aim of avoiding traffic congestion. Also, known for receiving the second least rainfall in the country after Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, it is a part of the Rayalaseema region of the state. It is well known for its sports facilities with stadiums available for cricket as well as tennis in the form of the Anantapuram Sports Village.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Anantapur. Some of these are the Hotel Sapthagiri (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Amravathi (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Hotel Swagath (Tariff – Rs. 400). All the three are located close to the Anantapur Railway Station.
Telugu is the official language. Other major languages spoken in this area are English, Kannada and Urdu.
The Kotappakonda Temple Fair, held on the day of Mahashivratri; Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam held for five days during Mahashivratri; and the Durgamma Festival where buffalos are worshipped are some of the major events celebrated in Anantapur.
Places Of Interest
Places like Pennahobhilam (30 km), Dharmavaram (20 km) and Cheruvu Katta (7 km) are some of the places known for their historical significance.
How to Get There
The closest international airport to Anantapur is the airport in Bengaluru which is at a distance of 190 km. The closest domestic airport is Puttaparthi (70 km).
Anantapur has its own railway station which is located in the city centre and is well connected on the South Central Railway.
Veera Travels and Kallada Travels are some of the operators plying buses to Anantapur and they also offer bus tickets at affordable prices. Online bus tickets can save you a lot of time and energy. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.