The second biggest town in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh Hindupur was named after one of its early rules, Murari Rao’s afther. The town is the border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The River Penner flows along the town of Hindupur. The town is reasonably close to Bangalore.
Places to Stay
Travellers visiting Hindupur can choose to stay at places like Ajantha Deluxe Lodge, Bharath Hotel an and Hindupur Tourist Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards
Other than the temple and church festivals all festivals are celebrated in Hindupur.
Telugu, Urdu, Kannada are spoken here.
Places to Visit
The Chinna Market Circle is a busy thoroughfare. The Cholasamudram Chowdeshwari Temple is near Hindupur (8kms); the world's largest monoloithic Nandi is located at the nearby village Lepakshi (13kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hindupur is the Bangalore International Airport (80kms)
The Hindupur railway station falls under the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways
APSRTC and KSTRTC run regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring cities. Private bus operators like SN Motors, SVMS and CPC , NEW DIWAKAR, and Al Madeena And SBRS Volvo run regular buses to and from the junction. Cheap bus tickets are available on several travel portals like Ticketgoose.com.
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.