Anatapur is a place that blends history and modernity on one side and pilgrimage and forts on the other-side. Puttaparthi, the home of Sri Satya Sai Baba, believed to be the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba, is located in Anantapur. The 550-year-old banyan tree that is mentioned in the Guiness Book of World Records for its enormous size is found here. Lepakshi temple is the famous tourist attraction of this district. Anantapur is known for its silk trade in the modern industry. Anantapur is the hometown of former President of the Republic of India, Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy.