Ontimitta acts as a mandal headquarter in the Cuddapah District. According to folklore belief, the village received its name from two persons, namely Vontodu and Mittodu, who helped King Kampana. In return, the king named the village after them. Over a period of time, the village came to be known as Vontimitta.
The site is renowned for the Sri Kodandarama Swami Temple dedicated to Lord Rama. This temple has idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshmana, which have been made out of a single rock. A temple known as Sanjeevaraaya, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is situated to the east of the temple.
Sri Kondandarama Swami Temple houses two perennial pools known as the Ramatirtham and the Lakshmanatirtham. Some of the events from the epic Ramayana and the Mahabharata have been embellished in art form inside this temple.