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Serving as the headquarters of the district of the same name, Chittoor, a small town of Andhra Pradesh, is steeped in history and culture. The town is located at a distance of 154 km from the Chennai metropolis. It is at the Bengaluru-Chennai highway on the banks of the Ponnai River. This town is accessible via a number of means of transportation.

Chittoor is a well-known travel destination among domestic and foreign tourists. The archaeological treasures unearthed from the town and its adjoining areas occupy the pride of place at different museums. The Chandragiri Fort, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar Empire, is also a historical site near the town.

Chittoor is also known for its architectural marvels including the Sri Kalahasti Temple, the Kanipakkam Temple and so on. The ancient temples dedicated to Lakshminarayan and Mukkantisvara are also located at Kalavagunta village.

The Rangini Mahal, the palace of the Sultan, is also one of the tourist attractions among visitors to Chittoor. The town can also serve as a center for touring adjoining areas like Chandragiri, Gurramkonda historical site, Ardhagiri and so on. All these places of interest are well connected to the town via road.

The town of Madanapalle is at a short distance from Chittoor. This town houses the Horsely Hills, a favorite hill resort among tourists. A trip to this hill station is sure to be a pleasant experience for all. Vacationers can also explore the Yelampalli forest or arrange for a picnic near the waterfalls at Kailashnath Kona.

Chittoor offers an emerald landscape with fields of grains and mango trees, peanut plantations and sugarcane fields. The town of Chittooor is also in close proximity to the wildlife sanctuaries of South India, so it is also a favorite spot among nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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