Proddatur is a very famous town in Andhra Pradesh. Large volume of gold and cotton business takes place here that’s why it is also called as ‘Second Bombay’. The river Penna flows through Proddatur. It is well connected by road and rail to other major cities of the state. Poddatur has a mixed culture as there are a large number of Hindu, Muslim and Christian people. Devotes come here from far away places to visit the various temples, mosques and churches.
Lord Venkateshwara temple becomes lively during the pongal festivals due to the various cultural activities that are organized here. The Anjaneya temple located in old market is also very famous among the tourists. The Ayappa swami temple situated at the banks of river Penna has beautiful surroundings. The famous Rameshwara temple holds a very important place in the Hindu culture. It is believed that pilgrimage toward Kashi (Varanasi) should be completed by visiting Rameswaram temple in poddatur. The beautiful pictures of god in the temple are a great attraction too.
The Chenna Swamy temple and Veera bhadra temple which are around 300 years old are visited by tourists in large numbers. Poddatur is also famous for the grand Dasara festival celebrations. A large number of people gather every year to witness the celebrations.
The very old Jamiya Masjid, Mecca masjid, Eliya masjid are some of the famous mosques of the town. The Shalom church and Penta Coaste Mission church are also very popular.