Anantapur is located in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. 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.
Budget Hotels in Anantapur
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.
Events in Anantapur
The Kotappakonda Temple Fair, held on the day of Mahashivratri, Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam held for five days during Mahashivratri and the Durgamma Festival where the buffalos are worshipped are some of the major events celebrated in Anantapur.
Places to See in Anantapur
Places like Pennahobhilam (30km), Dharmavaram (20 km) and Cheruvu Katta (7km) are some of the places known for their historical significance.
How to Get There
The closest international airport to Anantapur is the airport at Bengaluru which is at a distance of 190 km. The closest domestic airport is Puttaparthi (70 km).
Anantapur has its own railway station whish 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 discounted bus tickets. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
A big town in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Kadirihouses the ‘ThimmammaMarrimaanu’, the world's biggest banyan tree that is spread over 11 acres of land.The town is well-known in the state for the Lord Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple that is located here. A large number of pilgrims visit this temple throughout the year. Kadiriis also known for the cultivation of jasmine flowers, vermilionand silk.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Kadiri. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Jonna Deluxe Lodge,KalyaniHotel, Hotel Al Madina and Hotel Rayalaseemathat offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
The Rathothsavam (Car Festival), at the temple is visited by thousands of people from the state and neighbouring Karnataka.Ramadan /Ramzan and Bakridare also celebrated grandly as the majority of the population in this town are Muslims.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Lord Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple is located in the centre of town near the bus stand. The other places of interest is the great banyan tree (25kms) and the Sri Yogi Vemana temple at Katarupalle(15kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bangalore (176kms)
Kadirihas its own Railway Station
KadiriBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like SL Travels, SLV Travels, Diwakar Travels, Kesineni Travels and Janardhan Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.