City was built by Diwan of the Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar who derived the name of the city from his wife's name Ananda while some believed that name was derived from 'Ananthasagaram', which means an 'Endless Ocean' The city was ruled by various empires but the Vijayanagar empire had a great impact on it. The Lepakshi Temple, a perfect example of Vijayanagara style architecture. Ahobilam Temple, Iskcon Temple, Veerabhadra Temple, Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple and Penukonda Fort are some of the major attractions of Anantapur.
Flying to Anantapur: Sri Sathya Sai Airport (82.3 km away) is nearby airport to Anantapur offers domestic flights to regions like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam.
Driving to Anantapur:
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