Anantapur is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of the Anantapur District, and is the second largest district in India after Ladakh (district in the state of Kashmir). Anantapur - General Information
Anantapuram is located at 14.68° N 77.6° E. It has an average elevation of 335 metres (1099 feet). Anantapur - Geographye
Anantapur Clock Tower is in the heart of the city which brings back the memories of the Independence days during which it has been built. Lepakshi Temple is renowned as the repository of the best mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Kings. Lepakshi consists of three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and 'Virabhadra'. The temple is decorated with superbly sculptured pillars on which are carved life-size representations of musicians and dancers in various poses displaying spirit and vigour. Places of interest in and around Anantapur
One can also see the world"s largest Nandi - a stone sculpture of the bull which Lord Shiva rides and the gate keeper of the Shiva Puttaparthi, Prasanthi Nilayam (Home of Sri Satya Sai and to many facilities such as super speciality hospital, educational institutions, founded by Sri Satya Sai) Thimmamarri manu (A large Banyan tree spread over five acres of land near Kadiri.
This tree was recorded as the biggest tree in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989)
Venkateswara Swamy Temple & Shiva Temple in Tadipatri.
Hanuman temple, Kasapuram, Near to Guntakal.
Belum Caves (natural Caves), 15km 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.
Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple Pennaohbulam which is 35 km from Ananthapur.
Kadiri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple famous for the idol sweating.
Hazrat Baba Fakruddin Dargah in Penukonda which is 70 km from Anantapur.
Devarakonda only hill in Anantapur has a temple at the top.
ISKCON temple on the outskirts of the city on NH 7.
Temple of Lord Siva and Parvathi in Kuderu 20 km from Anantapur.
Temple of Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy in Pampanuru 20km from Anantapur.
Anantapur City is well connected to most major cities in India by the National Highways 7 and 205. Anantapur also has direct train connection to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Vishakapatnam, etc. Puttaparthi - 80 km south of Anantapur is the nearest airport. Anantapur - Transportation