The name Kanipakam means "flow of water into wetlands" - "Kani" means 'wetland' and "Pakam" means 'flow of water'. Kanipakam is a small village in Irala mandal of Chittoor District. Situated on the banks of Bahadu River about 11kms from Chittoor town, the village is famous as a pilgrimage centre. Significant for its purity and rich heritage, Kanipakam is famous for Sri Vara Sidhi Vinayaka Temple, which has a swayambhu (self-manifested) idol of Lord Ganesha.
The beauty of the place and the prominence for its sanctity makes it a must-visit place.