"Madanapalle" or "Madanapalli" is a small town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Known as an educational centre and cultural centre from the days of Dr. Annie Besant- the great theosophist, Madanapalle has many medical institutes. Apart from this Madanapalli was and is religiously famous for the temple of Chenna Kesava Swami.
Madanapalli town is famous as the birth place of Jiddu Krishnamurthy who was a great philosopher and the founder of Krishnamurthy Foundation of America and Krishnamurthy Foundation of India. One of the prominent places in Madanapalle is the old house of Jiddu Krishnamurthy that is now renovated and proposed for housing of Public Library. Besant Theosophical College is another well-known place of Madanapalli that is named after Dr. Annie Besant. It is said that Rabindranath Tagore translated the Indian National Anthem, "JANA GANA MANA", from Bengali to English in Madanapalli.
The medical institutes like the Government Hospital, MLL Hospital and Rajkumari Amrutkour T.B. Research Centre are also based in Madanapalle.
The cool, calm and serenity of this place attracts many tourist and a trip to Madanapalle will surely make the visitor carry home this imprints of a small picturesque town.