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 small town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh,Palamaner or Palamaneru is located on the National Highway 4 which connects Bangalore and Chennai. The town is surrounded by valleys, hills, waterfalls and forests.The forests in this town have been declared an elephant sanctuary (Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary). An important educational centre, the town is also well-known for its dairy and poultry farming andterracotta art pottery.
Places to Stay
There are not many of hotels in Palamaner. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Nandi in Chittoor that offers room from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranth,Ugadi Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit near the bus stand includes the Kaigal Water Falls (20kms), KalyanaRevu lake (7kms), KonetiRayalaSwamy Temple (8kms) and VaradarajaSwamy Temple in Kurmai(4 kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tirupati(112kms)
The nearest railway station is at Gudiyattam (39kms)
PalamanerBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Diwakar Travels and Kesineni Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.