Anantapur has a population of over 500,000 and is well connected by road and rail. It is located between Hyderabad, Bangalore Highway and Railway line. The nearest Airport is at Puttaparty 70 km. Sri Krishnadevaraya University and JNT University are in the city. 200 km south of Anantapur is Bangalore and 350 km north of Anantpur is Hyderabad.
The primary language is Telugu. Getting along with English alone is also not very difficult.
Anantapur is well connected with major cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore with regular and frequent train and bus services.
You have Garib Rath service to Hyderabad /bangalore.
Along with the government-operated APSRTC bus services, there are many private operators with very good bus services from Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Bus tickets can be booked online from http://www.apnabus.in website to reach Anantapur by bus from various cities.
Anantapur has many nearby attractions to visit.
Dharmavaram - Famous for silk sarees. 40km from Anantapur city.
Puttaparthy - Abode of Sri Sri Sri Satya Sai Baba (Prashantinilayam) 34 km from hindupur.
Penukonda - Forts and temples built by Sri Krishnadevaraya king. 65 km from Anantapur City.
Babiah Dargah in Penukonda - Dargah of 12 Th Century Sufi Saint Hazrat Syed Shah Baba Fakruddin Saharwardy(R.A)
Lepakshi - Biggest Nandi in India, and temples built between 13-14 century AD.14 km from Hindupur.
Pennahobilam - Lord Narasimha Swamy temple on a hillock, 30 km from Anantapur.
Kadiri - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple 90 km from Anantapur.
Timmamma marrimanu (Banyan tree) which covers an area of 5 acres and has its name in the Guinness book of records, 120 km from Anantapur.
Tadipatri, Hemavati, Penakacherla dam, PABR dam, Gooty fort, Rayadurg fort are the other places to visit.
Aluru Kona -- you can visit this water fall near to Tadipatri is good to see.
Belum caves-- famous tourist attraction near Tadipatri.
Little flowers college of education
cheruvu katta (tank bund)is famous for all the temples located at one place.
just 7 km from town...ISCKON which has recently constructed.
Sarada Temple at SaradaNagar is a Peaceful place and Very famous.
Clock Tower...which is in the centre of the city
Arts college(center of town) to see ancient architecture.
BlooMoon Restaurant, NH-7,Gooty,anantapur (From anantapur stating Gooty), ☎ +919739213876. IT is Out door Restaurant
IDLY----is famous in oldtown near to krishna theatre&chutnees.
LASSI---is famous back to Medinova hospital.
Dosa----is famous in I-ROAD Gurukrupa hotel,Sujatha hotel,Indira priyadarshini hotel-near,chutnees
Bajjis ---is famous in 1st road near to over bridge
Poori---is famous opp.Emrald restaurant.
Oaligalu----yummy sweet dish in old town.
For non-veg.......Swathi daba is famous at gooty road.
Gongooras......at national highway towards b'lore.
Spice Touch near hotel Sapthagiri balla is also good.
For vegies.....Manogna restaurant opp.to SBI
Srisagar restaurant at Subhash road.
Adi Murthi Tiffin center Opposite to Jain Mandir in Old town Famous for verities of Dosa's.
NANNARI....is famous drink both in Anantapur and Kadapa districts. It is made from the Nannari roots and stems.It is very good for health especially in summer. It cools the body during the summer season.
4 to 5 spoons of NANNARI.
1/2 piece or 1 full squizee of lemon
chilled water or chilled soda.
If you want to have the NANNARI...do visit G.A.W. cool drink shop which is in I-road between 6th and 7th cross. You can get nannari in so many cooldrink shops. but having in G.A.W is some thing taste to have it.
You can also buy a Bottle of Nannari Syrup (Rs 45/ 750ml bottle ) at stores in Bus stand and other Juice shops to take home.
NANNARI...you will get cool Nannari and Hot samosas in 2nd road near to Masjidh.
NANNARI is available in US. It is called ROOT BEER. Try it.(It tastes like dettol)
Amaravathi lodge at raju road
Nama residency at subash road
SRS residency parallel road to raju road
Annapurna lodge at raju road
Mayura lodge near sreekantam circle
Sampoorna lodge near sreekantam circle
Sapthagiri balla lodge near sapthagire circle , Ph: 08554 220914-9