Tourism Places in ATP

Tourism Places in  Anantapur
 ISKCON TEMPLE: This temple is near Anantapur and is shaped in form of a chariot. The building is in pink color but during the nights it takes a golden shade and looks beautiful thanks to the lights. The temple is as beautiful inside as outside. Some of the paintings of Lord Krishna will leave you spell bounded. 

 

 

Gugudu: The village in Narpala Mandal is at a distance  of  29 kms  from Anantapur and is situated among the  Mutchukota  Hills. It is known for its Moharum Festival and Sri Kullai Swamy is  the name  of the much venerated saint. Barren women  are  said  to become  fertile  by paying a visit to the shrine. Fire walking ceremony  is conducted on the night of the 11 th day of  Moharrum. There  is also Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple near by the abode  of Sri Kullai Swamy Chavidi.
Lepakshi: The village is situated at a distance of 14 kms  from Hindupur Town in Lepakshi Mandal. This place is a famous  pilgrim center known for its Veerabhadra Temple and the huge stone” NANDI” which  stands nearby.  The place is also associated  with  the travellers of Lord Sri Ram. The Temple is veritable treasure of sculpture  and architecture. Large number of pilgrims visit  the place on “SHIVARATHRI” and other saivite festival days.
Kasapuram: The place is about 4 kms north of Guntakal  and  is known  for the temple of Nettikanti Veera Anjaneya  Swamy .  Hindu pilgrims  from  several parts of Anantapur, Kurnool  and   Bellary districts congregate here in large number specially on  Saturdays and worship the deity, besides performing marriages  and  tonsure ceremonies. Even  Muslims of the surrounding  areas  visit the place  and make their offerings to this deity. A huge  procession is  taken  out once in a year on the day next to the  Telugu  New Year Day.
Alurkona: This place is at a distance of 5 kms. from  Tadpatri and is known for the Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple built on the top of the hill by Yerramaraju, a Chiefttain of Bukkarayalu in  1330.There  is  a waterfall nearby with perennial spring. It  is  not only  a pilgrim center but also a picnic spot on account of the scenic  beauty of the place. Thousands of pilgrims  visit the place  all  round the year and perform marriages  and  religious ceremonies. The annual Brahmostavam Festival is being celebrated on  Chitra  Suddah  Pournima (Usually  in April)  attracts huge congregation.
Pennaahobilam: This  place situated at a distance of  35  kms. from Anantapur is an uninhabited village known for its Temple  of “Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy”  popularly  called  as  “Degurla Narasimha Swamy”. This place is an important pilgrim center  in the  District and the Car Festival on the fifth day of  the  dark fortnight  in the month of Vaisakam (April-May) will  be  largely attended by devotees even from the neighboring Districts and the Karnataka   State . The temple is constructed on a hillock  of  30 feet height.  The main shrine consists of gigantic foot mark  of 5′x3′,  believed to be the foot print of Lord Narasimha. Vows  are fulfilled  and marriages  and tonsure  ceremonies are  performed frequently  at  this shrine. The temple of Lakshmi ,  the lords consort  is situated by the side of the main shrine. There is  a spring channel in the temple known as “Bugga Koneru”.
The Thimmamma Marrimanu (World’s Biggest Banyan Tree spread in 11 acres (4 ha) of land. It got entry in the Guinness Book of Records, 1989). It is located just 25 km away from Kadiri. Thimmamma, who is said to have  committed  ” Sati” in 1434 A.D at this spot,  where this Banyan Tree sprouted.
Puttaparthy: This  village is on  the  banks  of  Chitravathi situated  at a distance of about 29 kms. from Penukonda.  It  is the abode  of Puttaparthy Sri Sathya Sai  Baba, drawing  devoted disciples from all over the world. There is  Prasanthi Nilayam (an  Ashram) constructed by the Devotees. The Baba  is  credited with  acute powers. On Sivarathri, on the birth day of the Baba and particularly during Dasara, quite a large number of  devotees visit the palce. A beautiful  mantapa  by  name” Poornachandra”   is constructed  in  which a large number  of  Baba  devotees  would assemble and perform “Bhajana” on festival days.
Penukonda: Penukonda is one of the early capitals of the Vijayanagara empire, the fort was impregnable during its time. The two most noteworthy sights in the fort are the “Gagan Mahal” the Summer resort of the kings and “Babayya Darga” a splendid example for communal hormony. Here Kumbakarna garden was spread over 5 acres. It has a Gigantic statue of the sleeping Kumbakarna, measuring 142 feet in length and 32 feet in height into whose cavernos belly one can walk into it. Several asuras are seen trying to wake up the sleeping Gaint.
Hemavathi: Hemavathi is located at a distance of 140kms from Anantapur. It is famous for Doddeswara Swamy temple built during the Pallava Reign. The stone used in making the idols sounds like metal when stuck and is also remarkably polished. A Nandi made of black basalt granite, 8 feet in lenght and 4 feet in height sits at the entrance. There is a 6 feet tall Lingam installed inside the sanctum sanctorum. The temple area houses two other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva called the Siddeswara Swamy temple and Mallikarjuna Swamy temple. There is a Museum in side which has rare idols of historical importance of display.
Rayadurg Fort: It is located at a distance of 130kms from Anantapur. The fort was built by the Vijayanagara Kings and has inscriptions indicative of the period, on its walls. Located with in the fort is the RasaSidda Temple. Carved out of a single stone, the temple is embellished with the fine sculptures depicting Jain gurus and their disciples. In the proximity are other sites like Rama Temple, Narasimha Swamy Temple, Neelakanteswara Temple and Jambukeswara Temple.
Gooty Fort: Gooty fort is majistically located at a distance of 52kms from Anantapur at a height of 300mts on a hill. It is one of the oldest hill forts in A.P. Built during the Vijayanagara era, the fort is uniquely built in the shape of a shell with 15 main doors and is significant for its water resources available at such a height.
Tadipatri:  Chintala Venkataramana Temple is located in Tadipatri town which is at a distance of 52 kms from Anantapur. From Tadipatri town at a distance of 1 km., over looking the Penna river, the Bugga Ramalingeswara Temple is remarkable for a Lingam on a pedestal constantly filled with water from a small spring.
Sri Kadiri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple: Kadiri is the holy shrine where Lord Vishnu set foot and handed over the Utsavamoorthis to Brugu Maharshi for his daily worship. Special Poojas are performed during Dassera and Sakranthi. There are several sacred thirthas connected to the Temple.
Dharmavaram: Sri Laxmi Chennakeshwara Temple is renowned for its architectural brilliance and for the perennial waterspout and pillars, which produces seven different musical notes when struck. Dharmavaram is also known for its cotton and silk weaving industry with its silk sarees popular all over the world. This place is also known for its expertise in making leather puppets.
Jambu Dweepa at Konakondla: The Jain Mythical cosmographical diagram of Jambu Dweepa engraved on a stone on the top of the hill Alchemists at Konakondla village in Vajrakarur Mandal which was identified by Sri R.V. Chakravarthy, Head Master, Parishad High School, Konakondla in the year 1966. The pilgrims, especially south Indian Jain pilgrims are mostly attracted by this Jambu Dweepa which is 70 kms from Anantapur or 10 kms from Guntakal Railway Station. Adjacent to this, there are Kambam Narasimha Swamy Hills, Rasasidda hillock and Kari Basappa hillock. There is a Thirthanka Temple with idols of Thirthankaras (high priests) on Rasasidda hillock. This may belong to 13 th Century A.D.

Some More Places

 

  • Hanuman temple, Kasapuram, near to Guntakal
  • Belum Caves (natural Caves), 28 km from Tadipatri.
  • Sri Nallalamma Swamy Temple in the village Kanampalli, approximately 22 km from Anantapur.
  • Sri Nagalingeswara Swamy Temple in the village Neelampalli, approximately 12 km from Anantapur.
  • Buttre pally waterfall near kadiri 15 km from kadiri which falls only in rainy season.
  • Devarakonda only hill in Anantapur has a temple at the top.
  • Temple of Lord Siva and Parvathi in Kuderu 20 km from Anantapur.
  • Temple of Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy in Pampanuru 20 km from Anantapur.
  • Temple of Sri Shiva in Kandukaru village 10 km from Anantapur (Old temple found in diggings).
  • Hanuman temple near Somuladoddi
  • Sri Rama Swamy temple in Kalyandurg
  • Katakoteshwara Temple near to Chillavaripalli in Anthapur district
  • Sri Ramalingeswara Swami temple in Jarutla Rampuram near to Uravakonda. 15 km from Uravakonda and 65 km from Anatapur. 15 km from Penna Ahobilam. This temple is in remote area. In this temple the water always flows under Siva Lingam from north to south. That’s why we called itSouth Kasi. Beside this temple is a big hill and a big forest (around 6,500 acres) and behind this temple is Penna River and M.P.R Dam.
  • Ganesh Park or popularly “Cheruvukatta” is a series of temples starting with Musalamma katta is on the bank of Ananthsagar in the old town of the city.
  • Sri Sringeri Sankar Matt situated on the Bengaluru Highway opposite the Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is a seat of knowledge. The temple complex is situated on 1.8 acres (7,300 m2) and has the shrines of Sri Saradamba, Lord Ganesha, Sri Sankaracharya and Lord Chandra mouleeswara. The serene atmosphere and picturesque location makes the temple aa place to be visited daily.
  • Mallapuram mountains at 68 km from Anantapur