A Storehouse Of Primitive Architecture
Hemavathi is about 22 miles west of Madakasira and around 160-km from Ananthapur via Penukonda. Hemavathi was once capital of Pallavas during the 9th -10th centuries. It is a repository of a striking collection of Pallava and Chola architecture. To the south west of the village are traces of an earthen construction indicating a fort. Not much is known about this fort.
There are groups of temples, which are very famous for their architecture around this fort. Among them the chief are Siddeshwara, Doddeshwara, Virupaksheswara and Malleswara.
Road: Regular bus services are available from Penukonda situated at a distance of 80-km and Anantapur, which is 160-km from Hemavathi.
Accommodation is available in the hotels at