Ananthapur is a beautiful district in Andhra Pradesh . the district have number of monuments, temples, pilgrim spots ,forts etc. The forts and temples here have excellent architecture and beautiful sculptures. Most of these structures was built during Vijayanagar Empire.
The world famous , Sree sathya sai baba’s asramam at Puttaparthi is a part of Ananthapur district. Number of pilgrims are coming here for the darsan of bhagavan sai baba.
The district have a rich biodiversity . A portion of the district is thick forest .
Hemavathi is a historic village located about 10 km away from Amarapuram , in Andhra Pradesh . the village was prominent during Pallava rulers, in 10 th century. At that time the city is known by the name Henjeri. The village has a famous siva temple , with excellent architecture. Here you can see another temple dedicated to Lord Siddeswara , a form of lord siva.
This place have religious and picnic importance. Thimmamma marrimanu occupied in the Guinness book . Here you can see a big tree with historic value.
Penukonda fort is a huge fort located in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh . this fort is situated in a hill ,about 914m above the sea level. The fort have some precious monuments , with historic value. About 365 temples can be seen inside the fort .
It is one of the oldest for in Andhra Pradesh . it is about 45 km away from ananthapur town. The fort is located in Gooty .
This fort is also located in ananthapur district . it is about 2727 ft above the sea level. The fort was built by Vijayanagar rulers. A temple ,known by the name Dasabhuja ganapathi temple can be seen inside the fort .
Lepakshi is a beautiful village in Andhra Pradesh . it is situated in between kodikonda check post and hindupur . Hindupur railway station is only 16 km away from this village. The prime attraction in this village is an ancient temple dedicated to lord siva. The temple built in vijayanagar architecture . The attracting feature of this temple is “ Antarikshastambham” ( a structure hanging on the roof ) . Thousands of pilgrims are coming here for the blessing of lord siva. The annual festival is Asvayujamasam, a 10 day celebration. Usually it is held during February.
Puttaparthi is a famous pilgrimage centre , in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is about 30 km away from Dhrmavaram and about 250 km away from Bangalore . puttaparthi is known by the name of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Puttaparthi is the native place of sri sathya sai baba . The asramam of sai baba known as Prasanthinilayam, which means abode of peace , is located here. The principal philosophy of Sathya sai baba is “Humanity service is divinity service”. A trust under sathya sai baba maintaining various educational institutions, projects and hospitals.
The museum in puttaparthi is similar to golden temple in Amrithsar . A planetarium associated with prasanthinilayam is another attration.