Tirupati is highly famous for the Hindu god Venkateswara. Venkateswara (another form of Vishnu) is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills and the sacred hill of Tirumala is located about northwest of Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary and Tirupati National Park. The mountain was considered so sacred that non-Hindus were not allowed to ascend it before 1870.
Ideal Visit Time: 3-4 days.
Tirupati is a census town at Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This city has many historical temples and is known as the “Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh”. In 2012-13, the Indian Ministry of Tourism named Tirupati as “Best Heritage City”. The Government of India has selected Tirupati as one of the hundreds of cities in India to be developed as a city of memory under the Smart Cities Mission. Sri Venkateshwara Sanctuary and National Park is rich in biodiversity which is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. There are various temples scattered all over Tirupati. There are also sacred waterfalls, rivers and many archeological wonders. If you want, you can put the places mentioned below in your visit list.
Major Attraction Of Tirupati
How To Reach:
By Air: Tirupati has its own airport, which is located in the Renigunta region and is also called Renigunta Airport. It is located near the main town. It is located around 14 km from Tirupati and 39 km from the Venkateswara Temple. There are limited flights from here to Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, but the flights are quite frequent. There is another alternative airway, Chennai International Airport, which is around four hours from Tirupati.
By Train: Tirupati has its own railway station which is the main railway junction of the South Central Railway system. This railway station has regular direct trains from various nearby cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and several other cities. The nearby Gudur and Renigunta can also be reached by train. After reaching the railway station, you can easily hire a taxi or cab to reach your preferred destinations.
By Road: Tirupati is very well connected to other cities in the state of Andhra Pradesh through a good network of roads and it is also connected to cities like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The city is connected to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Vijayawada etc. by various private and government buses. You can regularly travel to Tirupati by deluxe, sleeper , A /C or non-A/C buses.