Andhra Pradesh Ananthagiri Hill Station
The Anantgiri village is located to the east of Eastern Ghats, the natural border line between Andhra Pradesh state and Orissa state. It is a dense forest area of Andhra Pradesh state and is 6 km away from the nearest city Vikarabad located of the Rangareddy district. The famous AnantaPadmanabha Swami Temple, a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu is located here. This temple is visited by the pilgrims and it is very crowded during the weekends. It is mostly visited by the people of Hyderabad and other nearby cities during the weekend. The priests of this temple belong to the Nalapur village located of the Alampally town near Anantgiri. These priests are serving for this shrine since many decades.
The distance of Ananthagiri from Vishakhapatnam is around 63 km and from the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad it is 487 km away. Ananthagiri ,Borra ,Bheemapolu ,Chilakalagedda ,Gumma and Garugubilli are the villages which are included of AnanthagiriMandal.
According to the legends, the Elysian Tirumala Hills was the temporary residence of Lord Vishnu years back. It is also referred as MarkandeyaKshetram, the place of injunction of Lord Brahma. This place was opted by Markandeya for penance because of its serenity and calm surroundings.
How To Reach
The nearest airport to Anathagiri is the Vishakhapatnam airport.
The Srikakulam railway station is located at a distance of 3 km from Anathagiri hills and it is the nearest hill station to the place.
The road network connects the Anathagiri hills to the major cities like Vishakhpatnam, Hyderabad etc. the state transport as well as the private transport provides the bus services. The private cars and cabs are provided by the All India Tourist Permit to travel to Anathagiri.
Places To Visit
It is a tributary of the Krishna River originating from the Anathagiri hills, close to the town of Vikarabad. This river is called as Muchukunda river when flow from the Deccan Plateau region, of Andhra Pradesh State. The two dams Osman Sagar and HimayatSagar dam are constructed on the river.
Lord Anantha Padmanabha Temple
This temple is devoted to Lord Vihnu’s form (Sri AnanthaPadmanabhaSwamy) of which he was incarnated. The temple has a main deity of Lord Vishnu which lies on Anantha and the snake is floating on the water of Vaikunta. The Goddess Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu is also found seated there.
- 4:30 am – 6:30 am (Abhishekam)
- 7 am – 1 pm (SarvaDarsanam)
- 3 am – 8:30 pm (SarvaDarsanam)
It is a holy lake that originates from Nallamala Hills. It is considered to be of equal importance as Badrinath of the north. Many tourists visit this lake to take a dip of the holy water of the lake.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
The climate of the place is pleasant and enjoyable all the year round. This hill station is having a moderate climate all the year round with cool and pleasant summers and cold winters. The vacation can be planned at any time of the year as the weather is enjoyable of every season. It is a perfect honeymoon destination. The cool and calm environment makes it a perfect tourist destination. From the month of October to March the tourist season is at its peak.
Language And Culture
The main languages spoken here are Hindi, English and Telugu.
Ananthagiri Valley Resort, Ananthagiri, Andhra Pradesh
The Ananthagiri Hill resort is also known as the Haritha Hotel. It has three luxury cottages and 10 other isconditioned and non-air conditioned cottages. The charges for the luxury air conditioned cottages isRs 3000 per head and the other cottages cost Rs, 2200 and Rs 1750 per head respectively.
Address - Ananthagiri,, Araku valley, Andhra Pradesh, India
Ananthagiri Vikarabad, Ananthagiri
This place is located at a distance of 75 km from the nearest railway station and has thirty six rooms for accommodation.
Address - AnanthagiriVikarabad, Rangareddi, India.
Festivals And Activities
The main tourist activities include trekking, Camping, and some tourist love to explore the sites of underground water springs with the guidance of a tourist guide. From a particular spot at the Hill edge the view of sunrise is very beautiful and for nature lovers it is the best destination to explore the wild life.
For accommodation there are various inspection bungalows, hotels and various private cottages. These are according to the every category of the budget. The hotels of the Vishakhpatnam city can also be considered.
Green Park - Visakhapatnam
Waltair Main Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh INDIA. 530002, 0891 - 661 51 51
Dolphine Hotels - Visakhapatnam, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 0891 2567000
Dr. No. : 10-4-15, Ramnagar, Asilmetta Junction, Visakhapatnam - 530 003, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Welcomhotel Grand Bay
Beach Rd, Maharani Peta, Visakhapatnam, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 0891 2560101
Araku Valley, a popular hill station located of Andhra Pradesh, India is famous for its picturesque and charming natural beauty. This lovely hill station is situated 120 km away from Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh, also known as Vizag. The valley is situated on the Eastern Ghats and is adorned by many natural waterfalls, fresh water streams. These streams look very beautiful as one takes the journey to the valley from the train as they are embellished by the side of rail track.
The Borra Hills And Caves
The Borra caves are 4 km away from the Anantgiri hills. These are the largest caves of India with a height of around 705 m. These caves are famous for the presence of old stalagmite formations and stalactite.