Tirupati is located at a distance of about 525Km from Hyderabad. Tirupati is famous for Lord venkateshwara temple. Millions of people visit Tirupati Venkateshwara swamy Temple every day from all over the World. Lord Venkateshwara swamy is also known to be called as Balaji. Tirupati is situated at the southern edge of the Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the famous pilgrimage destinations in India.
About the temple of lord venkateshwara in tirumala:
In Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam outer sanctorum is covered by pure glittering gold. People believe that whoever comes here and pray god their wishes will be fulfilled for sure. So this is the main reason for which you can find huge crowd in queues of this
temple always filled with devotees from all over the World.
Each person who ever darshans(visit) the God will be provided with two free laddus and there are different types of visits which usually differ at the amount of pay which you can know through various dharshan counters available at Tirupati.
There are cottages , famous five star hotels and Guest houses are available in Tirupati so there will be no problem for accommodation.
In short this is the place where one can be peaceful , relaxed and can enjoy the scenic views, water falls around this place and can feel the presence of God.
Other pilgrimage places to Visit in Tirupati:
Kapilatheertham, Govindaraja Sway Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tiruchanur, Kanipakam
Sight seeing places in Tirupati:
Horsley Hills: is a hill station which is about 150Km from tirupati here you can enjoy by participating in various adventure sports .
Sri Venkateshwara Zoological park: Where you can see different animals and enjoy the nature with your family. You really get excited by visiting this place and children will love this place.
Trekking at Mamanduru : If you really want to enjoy the nature then select trecking you can really feel refreshed and this will give a pleasant feeling.
Chandrigiri Fort: This is one of the historic places which shows the charm of Vijayanagar Dynasty. This is the place which everyone should visit.
Shopping at Tirupati:
Tirupati is the place where you can find crowds of people visiting every day. This is the reason why there will wide range of varieties of handi crafts, sarees, devotional songs cd’s, DVD’s , Allagada stone sculptures who are famous for making the sculptures of Gods and Goddessesetc are available for affordable prices. Terracotta items are available at Tirupati which includes pottery items, facemasks etc they are found at wide range of varieties and colors.
How to reach Tirupati
Roadway: APSRTC buses connect all towns in Andhra Pradesh with Tirupati and also you can even hire for the private bus service which is available in every state .
Through Trains: Tirupati Railway Station is connected by trains from Bangalore, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Madurai and Mumbai. A major railhead nearby is Renigunta, which is 15 km away and this place is located in Trivandrum – Delhi route, which is connected to all cities in India through rail system.
Through Airways: Tirupati airport is located at Renigunta, which is 15 km away from the city. Regular flights are available from Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore to Tirupati.
By hiring taxi: Taxi services are available from the airport to the city centre and it charges about Rs 300. Nearest International airport is Chennai, which is connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad.