Hindupur is the second biggest town and Mandal headquarters located in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. Hindupur was given its name by a Maratha Chieftain called Murari Rao, who named this town after his father Hindoji Rao, or after a king named Hindurao. The Hindupur Parliamentary Constituency is also a Special grade 1 municipality. The border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka state passes through Hindupur and Koratagere taluk in Karnataka.
As of the 2001 India census, Hindupur had a population of 125,056. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hindupur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 55%. As the town is on the border with Karnataka, the Kannada is widely spoken, in addition to the native languages, Apart from Telugu and Urdu. The Lepakshi Temple is situated in Hindupur. The town is famous for various goods such as silk, jaggery, iron, rubi[disambiguation needed ], sapphire, Timber and sugar. Hindupur is the second biggest town in the Anantapur District and also Mandal Headquarters. Hindupur was the native constituency of the famous actor, director and politician N.T. Rama Rao.
How to Reach Hindupur
By Rail: Hindupur comes under the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The Rajdhani and Sampkranthi express connects the city to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi, the capital of India, even the Hindupur is connected to major cities like Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Nagarkoil, Coimbatore, Mysore, Gorakhpur, Shirdi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hubli and Bangalore through railways.
By Road: The town is well-connected with the other places in the region, owing to the good transportation infrastructure it has. Hindupur has one of the busiest bus stations in Andhra Pradesh, with the APSRTC having a division headquarters and y.s.rajasekharreddy private bus-stand.
Hindupur is well connected by the cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kurnool, Anantapur, Vijayawada, Bellary, Tirupathi, Nellore etc. by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Kolar Tumakur Dharmastala Mangalore Chitradurga Mysore Gulbarga and some private travel agencies like BST RP & GT
By Air: Nearby Hindupur the International Airport is Bangalore International Airport, Devanahalli, Bangalore(80 KM) roughly Two hour drive from Hindupur Town.
The other International Airport is in Hyderabad ShamshabadHyderabad(430 KM), Chennai(420 KM), Mumbai(800 KM), Delhi(2050 KM only)
The Domestic airports are Puttaparthi(55KM), Tirupathi(280 KM), Vijayawada(600 KM)
Soon there will be a Domestic airport in Kadapa(220 KM).