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Anantpur , Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur lies in the westernmost part of the Andhra Pradesh, representing true blend of history and modernity on one side and pilgrimage and forts on the other-side. Anantapur is the largest district in the state. It is bounded on north by Kurnool, on the east by Cuddapah and Chittoor and on the south and west by the Karnataka State. The whole district is known for its silk trade in the modern industry. Lepakshi temple is the famous tourist attraction of this district. Very well connected by Road and rail , it also has the Puttaparthi Airport. Being a very important pilgrimage destination it offers all kinds of amenities to the people who come here to present their offerings. There are thousands of centres, religious or secular where weekly, monthly or annual fairs are held. Every village and town in Anantapur has some kind of temple or place of worship where religious festivals are held accompanied by fairs. Some of them are of local importance, others have a wider significance.These places attract millions of devotees throughout the year, and the rituals observed here are traditional, in accordance with the Agamas. Anantapur offers some vivid glimpses of the prehistoric past. It is generally held that the place got its name from 'Anaatasagaram' , a big tank, which means "Endless Ocean". This place has some very important historical events attached to it. You will find the evidences of these all over the place which make it a much more interesting place to be in. The best time to visit is during the winters as this place faces some harsh summers. Even the airport remains closed. Thus you can safely add this place to your list of pilgrimages.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 50 mm 1148feet 218808.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Oct-Dec Coming Soon



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