Dharmavaram is a town situated in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 41 km south of Anantapur. This place is famous for its silk saris. The abode of Sathya Sai Baba is located just 38 km away. Those interested in South Indian cuisine as well as temples can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is Bangalore. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The Sri Laxmi Chennakeshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is a beautiful temple which attracts devotees throughout the year. This temple is famous for its magnificent structures and Vijayanagar architecture style. Puttaparthi, a well-known tourist destination, located 38 km from Dharmavaram, is the birth place of the renowned godman, Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore located at a distance of 162 km.
The town has its own railway station in the form of Dharmavaram Railway Station.
Buses, running between these places are comfortable and reliable, and are readily available from Anantapur as well as Kadapa. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.