Thimmamamarimanu at Gootibayulu is near Kadiri (24Km) well connected by road from Ananthapuramu (116 Km) & 235 km from Bengaluru City, 211 km from International Airport, Devanhalli, Bengaluru.There is a Banyan Tree, perhaps the biggest of its kind in the South, its branches spreading over nearly 5 acres, locally called “Thimmamma Marrimanu” after the name of Thimmamma, who is said to have committed “Sati” in 1434 A.D at this spot, where this Banyan Tree sprouted and it has a place in the Gunnies’ book of world records with an area of 8acres 15 cents with 5559 branches.
Veerapuramu near Hindupur (26 Km) is well connected by road from Ananthapuramu (92 Km) , 175 km from Bangalore City ,151 km from International Airport, Devanhalli , Bangalore.
Veerapuram is a Sanctuary where birds come from fare away distances for breeding here. Every year we can see various no of painted stocks coming here for breeding. It’s wonderful but difficult to understand the bond between the painted storks from Siberia and Veerapuram, a tiny remote village in Ananthapuram district. The Painted Storks have settled down in Veeepuram for more than a century now. The chemistry of love between the storks and Veerapuram is unfathomable as the birds are found nestled only on the trees within the village and not even on the outskirts. Idyllic scene – Veerapuram Village .The villagers claim it is their “love for the guest birds” which keeps them in the village. Though the village has a small water body (a tank) it dries up by the time the guests arrive in the village or it doesn’t get the water at all due to the poor rainfall in the area. Nestled in the village the male birds fly even up to a couple of hundred km every night to fetch food from the water bodies. However, they return to the nests by dawn. The painted storks from Siberia and Algeria fly across the seas and mainland for about 6,000 km to reach Veerapuram.
Kumbakarna Theme Park:
Kumbakarna garden near Penukonda spreading over 5 acres has a Gigantic statue of the sleeping Kumbhakarna, measuring 142 feet in length and 32 feet in height into whose cavernos belly one can walk. Several asuras are seen trying to wake up the sleeping Gaint, depicting the famous story of this in invincible brother of Ravana in Ramayana