''Anantagiri is located at the top of the Elysian Tirumala Hills approximately 17 km from Araku valley, which is 112 kms from Visakhapatnam. Among the ranges of the Eastern Ghats Anantagiri is located at a distance of 40 km from Visakhapatnam.Anantagiri is a charming hill resort in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
One of the popular hill stations in India, Anantagiri Hills is known for its scenic beauty and idyllic atmosphere. Located in the midst of the Eastern Ghats, the hill station is visited by hundreds of tourists from various parts of the country and the world. It is a perfect gateway to spend some days amidst the lap of nature.
There are a few beautiful and unspoilt hill stations in Andhra Pradesh located on the slopes of the Eastern Ghats that run through the State. These hill stations provide a retreat and escape from the oppressive tropical heat of Andhra summers. Although not as popular as hill stations in North India, there are some very enchanting places in the hills of Andhra that could compete with the best from the south such as Ooty or Kodaikanal.
The peace and tranquil atmosphere along with lush flora and great facilities for adventure sports, accommodation and food attract local tourists from within the State and from the rest of the country as well as different parts of the world as people are getting to know about these ideal destinations.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The ideal time for making trips to Anantagiri Hills is between the months of March and October when the weather is pleasant and mild.
PLACES AROUND ANANTHAGIRI
Araku Valley - Araku Valley, 115-km from Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh is close to the Orissa State, border. This valley attracts people with pleasant weather, hills and valleys.
Ananthagiri Temple- Also known as Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the protector. One of the best examples of religious harmony in India, the temple is built by Nawab of Hyderabad some 400 years ago.
Coffee Plantation - Tall standing trees supporting the pepper vines and shading the coffee shrubs loaded with berries are something some tourists might never have got a chance to look at.
Borra Caves - Borra is an agency village lying in the Ananthagiri hills in the southeast corner of Srungavarapukota Taluk at a distance of about 43-km from Srungavarapukota.
Visakha Utsav - Visakha Utsav is organised by A.P. Tourism every year from the third Friday to Sunday of January i.e. for three days in Vishakhapatnam. It's the festival special for 'Vizagites', in the cold month of January.
Simhachalam - About 16 kms from Vishakhapatnam is Simhachalam, famous for the temple of Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha. Architecturally this ancient temple deserves high praise.
RamaKrishna Beach & Lawson`s Bay - One of the loveliest beaches on the East Coast, the Ramakrishna beach is a favourite resort for tourists visiting Vishakhapatnam.
The place is more commonly opted for a weekend getaway being only around 100 Km away from Vishakhapatnam, the primary reason being a great weather at around 18 degree of centigrade maintained throughout the year. No specific climate of year given preference over the other.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Air: Nearest Airport is Vizag (also known as Vishakhapatnam) connected with cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc. from where a cab can be hired to cover rest of the 100 Km to Anantgiri.
Rail: Rail journey takes through the scintillating Eastern Ghats, one of the world’s highest broad gauge tracks, which is from Srikakulam to Anantgiri.
Road: APSRTC, State transport services are available. One can find buses running from Vishakhapatnam daily.
Fast Facts about Ananthagiri
Famous for/as: Coffee Plantations And Lush-Green Slopes
Languages: Tamil, English
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 19 to 35°C, winter 11 to 32°C
Altitude: 1,168 meters
STD code: 08683
Distance Charts to Ananthagiri
Vishakhapatnam to Ananthagiri
Hyderabad to Ananthagiri
Guntur to Ananthagiri
Tirupati to Ananthagiri
Anantapur to Ananthagi
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