Anantapur: A Cultural City In Andhra Pradesh!

Written By

Gopika VC

Anantapur is in two different Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Between the two states, the majority of the city is in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

To reach this fort from the city, you'll need to travel 70km. The word "Penukonda" means "huge hill" in English.

Penukonda Fort

This fort is built at a height of 300 metres above ground. The fort's antiquity is likewise pretty impressive.

Gooty Fort

This is a small town inside the city limits of Anantapur. This town became well-known because it was the centre of the textile industry.


Iskcon Temple is one of Anantapur's most beautiful temples. This temple resembles a horse-drawn chariot.

Iskcon Temple, Anantapur

This temple is for the god Veerabhadra, who is important to Hindus. This form is thought to be an incarnation of "Lord Shiva," and it has many fierce traits.

Veerabhadra Temple

This temple and the town of Ahobilam have many Hindu legendary links. Interesting and fascinating are Ahobilam's numerous temples. This makes Ahobilam a temple hub.

Ahobilam Temple

This is one of the most famous buildings in Anantapur. You can see this building right in the middle of the city.

Anantapur Clock Tower

This is one of the finest attractions for wildlife and biodiversity lovers visiting Anantapur. Thimmamma Marrimanu is 120km from Anantapur.

Thimmamma Marrimanu

This temple is on bank of Penna River. Between 1490 and 1509, this temple was built. Hence, this temple is at least five centuries old.

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple

You can spend 3 hours watching this Hanuman statue. The statue's height and size make it visible from afar.

Hanuman Statue at Mounagiri

Anantapur's neighbouring town. Several temples are in this town. If you want to experience Anantapur's local cuisine, don't miss this place.