Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple | Timings & Accommodation

The Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple had located in the Anantagiri hills of Vikarabad in the Rangareddy district of Telangana state in South India. It is about 75 km from Hyderabad. It had successfully built by the Nizam Nawabs about 400 years ago. Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple timings are from 07.30 am to 08:00 pm.

About Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple Vikarabad

Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple, also named Anantagiri Temple in Vikarabad. In this Temple, the presiding deity, Sri Maha Vishnu, is present in the grand form of Sri Ananta Swamy. Moreover, this hill is named Anantagiri.

It is the oldest Hindu Temple in the region and has religious and historical significance with great perfection. According to local legend, the Moosi or Muchukunda River originates a few miles from the Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple. 

With the blessings of this particular Temple, the river travelled about 90 kilometres west of Hyderabad, flowing straight east for almost its entire course and flooding Himayatsagar and Osmansagar.

Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple

It travels about 240 km and joins the Krishna River at Pan Gal in Nalgonda district. Hindu pilgrims and devotees visit Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple with great devotion and commitment after climbing the stone steps of the Anantagiri hills. 

All the ancient Vedic rules and regulations had strictly observed in this Temple, traditionally and religiously.

History of Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple Vikarabad

The Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple was built about 400 years ago in the hills of Anantagiri, 6 km from Vikarabad mandal in Rangareddy district. The place was a dense forest filled with many wild animals during those times. People used to climb this hill and try to visit this Temple to seek the grace of God. 

According to local legends and historians, this densely forested area was one of the earliest inhabited areas. This hilly area largely reflects the antiquity of this particular region with ancient caves, small temples and medieval fort structures.

Ananta Padmanabha Swamy temple architectural feature

The Temple had built on traditional Hindu temple architectural styles and patterns unique to South India. It is quite different from the ancient Hindu temples of the region. 

The main dome of this Temple has many images of big and small Hindu gods and goddesses. This temple complex had completely built with walls. The temple complex also has smaller temples within its premises. 

This Temple’s interior and exterior structures reflect the ancient tradition and culture followed in those days in this Temple. A well in the temple premises is considered sacred, and its water had used for puja and Archana. The steps had interspersed with Hindu religious quotations and sayings from epics.

Festivals at Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Padmanabha Swamy Temple gives great religious importance to all major and minor Hindu festivals per the Hindu religious calendar. The Temple conducts special pujas on all important events related to Hinduism. 

Many devotees visit this Temple during important festivals like

  • Chaturmasa
  • Sayani-Ekadashi
  • Ashadha and Kartika months
  • Prabodhini-Ekadashi
  • Diwali
  • Dussehra
  • Gokul-Ashtami
  • Rama-Navami
  • Tulsi-Vivaha
  • Akshaya-Tritiya
  • Makara-Sankranti
  • Holi
  • Datta-Jayanti
  • Navari Purnima
  • Dev Diwali and Nag-Pachami

All these special days they had marked with pujas according to Vedic rules and regulations in this special Temple. The priests of this Temple are well-versed in Vedic subjects with great perfection.


The Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple Vikarabad is open to devotees from 7.30 am to 8 pm.

Monday7.30 am to 8 pm
Tuesday7.30 am to 8 pm
Wednesday7.30 am to 8 pm
Thursday7.30 am to 8 pm
Friday7.30 am to 8 pm
Saturday7.30 am to 8 pm
Sunday7.30 am to 8 pm

Other interesting places near Temple

Some nearby places to visit in and around Hyderabad after you visit Anantagiri Padmanabha Swamy Temple:

Hotels and Restaurants in Anantagiri Temple

There are hotels and restaurants in Anantagiri for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. You can also get your food and enjoy trekking in Anantagiri. You can buy pooja materials from the Temple itself.

After darshan, you can get laddoos or pulihora [lemon rice] as prasad at the temple prasad counter.

The Temple is open for devotees from 7.30 am to 8 pm. The Temple also has an accommodation facility.

  • Vikarabad Hotel
  • The Wilderness Campsite
  • The GrassWalk jungle lodge
  • Wilderness resort
  • Aifrah Adventure Resort
  • Vengamamba hotel

Accommodation at Padmanabha Swamy Temple Vikarabad


Harita Anantgiri Valley View Resort had established by Telangana State Tourism Department with A/C rooms and full-service facilities.

Contact Ph: 08416 256800

The following pictorial map shows the prices of various services, pujas and vahana pujas performed in Anantgiri temple. The prices in the image had taken in January 2015 and may change over time.


Ananthagiri Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Burgupally, Telangana 501121

How to Reach?

This Temple had situated in Ananthagiri village, which is 5 km from Vikarabad and 75 km from Hyderabad; frequent buses and private transport operate between Vikarabad and Ananthagiri Temple.

By Bus:

Devotees from Hyderabad must take the bus to Tandur and get down at the Ananthagiri Temple stage.

By Train:

Devotees travelling by train need to get down at Vikarabad Railway Station. From there, different modes of transport are available to reach Ananthagiri Temple; Temple is 7 km away from Vikarabad Railway Station.

By Air:

Rajiv Gandhi Airport is the nearest Airport.


Which Temple had located in Anantgiri Hills?

Sri Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple in Vikarabad, Vikarabad District, Anantagiri, Telangana, India. 

What is Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Vikarabad?

It is a Vishnu temple. The chief priest of this Temple is Sri Nalapur Sitaram Chari. According to the Skanda Puranahadthis Temple is believed to have been established by Rishi Markandeya during the Dwapara Yuga. Sage Markandeya came here to practice yoga after being attracted by the peaceful atmosphere of the Anantagiri hills. 

How much gold is there in Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

A pure gold chain 18 feet long, a bundle of gold weighing 500 kg: 36 kg gold wheel, 1,200 Sarapalli gold coin chains encrusted with precious stones.

What is the dress code for Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

Women should wear sarees, front neriatum (set-mundu), skirts, blouses, or half sarees. Young girls below 12 years of age can wear gowns. Men should similarly wear a mundu or dhoti and cover their torso.