Places to visit in Ananthapur
Area : 19,130 sq.km
Climate : Tropical
Temperature Range :
Summer : 30°C – 40°C (81.56F – 108.75F Approx.)
Winter : 20°C – 27°C (54.25F – 73.19F Approx.)
Rainfall : Seasonal
Rivers : Penna, Chitravathi, Kunderu, Hagari. 10% of the area of the district is occupied by forest.
Major Places : Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadiri, Tadipatri, Dharmavaram, Rayadurg
Tourist Places : Rayadurg, Gooty and Penukonda Forts, Bhogasamudram, Timmam Marrimanu, Enumaladhoddi, Alur waterfall
Pilgrimage Centres : Konakandla Jaina temple Lepakshi Temple, Puttaparthi Prasanthi Nilayam,Tadipatri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple, Temples around Rayadurg, Dharmavaram, Hemavathi, Alur, Atmakur, Bhyravanithippa, Chitrachedu, Penna Ahobilam, Kadiri, Kasapur. Vemana Samadhi is a famous tourist place in this district. Sri Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi a famous spiritual personality hails from this district and people all around the world have great faith in him. Bhagavan Sri Satya SaiBaba’s Prasanthi Nilayam is situated at Puttaparthi.
Leather Puppets and Toys.This District is coined to be the area wise biggest district in Andhra Pradesh. The Boundaries of Anantapur district are Cuddapah district, Chittoor district and Karnataka State border, Karnataka State and Kurnool district in the East, South, West and North directions respectively. The Place was under the rule of Pallava, Chalukya, Rastra Kuta, Nolamba, Chola and Vijayanagara Kings. Later on it came into the possession of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan. It is one of the four districts of Rayalaseema.
One of the four Industrial development centers approved by the Government of India is in this district. This district is often affected by drought. The occupations are silk production and agriculture. Tungabhadra Upper Canal is the only source of water for Irrigation. Some proposals are made for constructing Maddhileru Reservoir on Maddhileru canal at Adavi Brahmanapally. The major source of drinking water is through Handri- Niva Sujala Sravanthi Project. Andhra and Karnataka States Joint Project at Hampi on River Tungabadra fulfill the electricity needs of this district. The forest occupies 10% of the total area. There are three Universities in the district viz.,Sri Krishna devaraya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Sri Satya Sai university.