It is worth making a stopover at the industrial town of Tadipatri for its marvellous Vijayanagara-Era temples.
It is worth making a stopover at the industrial town of Tadipatri for its marvellous Vijayanagara Era temples. The Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple,built with black granite stone, is known for its massive gopuram, which has a plethora of engravings at its base. In fact, the entire temple has a wealth of carvings, most of which depict scenes from the Ramayana.
In front of the sanctum is a chariot, which is a miniature version of the famous stone chariot in Hampi.
Bengaluru is the nearest airport to Tadipatri which is 218 km away.
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Tadipatri.
Chintala Venkataramana Temple in Tadipatri is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Timings: 6.00 am-11.00 am & 4.00 pm-8.00 pm
"One can pay a visit to this temple at any time of the year. However, the best time is during the celebration of the festivals".
Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple-Is one of the finest architectural legacies of the Vijayanagara Empire because of the precision and finesse with which sculptures have been etched on them.
Kadiri Laxmi Narashimha Swamy Temple-Most of the inscriptions on the shrine's walls date back to the Vijayanagara Era and are in Telugu in this temple.
Thimmamma Marrimanu-A canopy measuring over 25,000 sq m and about 1,200 prop roots, Thimmamma Marrimanu is a natural marvel that is touted as the largest banyan tree in the world.
Lepakshi-The monolithic Nandi, said to be the largest in the world.
Hemavathi-Historic village of Hemavathi is home to a remarkable group of temples built in the 8-10th centuries under the reign of the Nolamba Dynasty.
Gooty Fort-The fort at Gooty is one of the most impressive citadels in Andhra Pradesh.
Dharmavaram-The handloom silk and cotton sarees of Dharmavaram are famous not only in Andhra Pradesh, but across the country.
Penna Ahobilam-On the banks of the Pennar River stands tall a temple dedicated to Laxmi Narasimha Swamy.
Ratnagiri Fort-Close to karnataka border, stands the mighty Ratnagiri Fort, which stretches across two hill locks.
Gooty Fort | Hemavathi Temples | Kadiri Laksmi Narasimha Swamy Temple | Penukonda Fort | Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple | Thimmamma Marrimanu | Lepakshi