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Introduction

Tirupati is a pilgrimage city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is located at the foothills of Tirumala.Tirupati, where catch the exquisitely carved gold gopuram of the Lord Venkateswara Temple, glinting in the sun. the Trimala shrine is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. This ancient temple has also found a mention in various Sastras and Puranas.That's not all. There are other famous shrines in Tirupati town - Govindarajaswamy, Kodanda Ramaswamy, Tiruchanur (Goddess Padmavathi), Kapila Theertham (Lord Shiva) and Srinivasa Managapuram (Sri Venkateswara).

Area 26.8 sq km
Altitude 162 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-23.0 C-43.0 C Winter-14.0 C-32.0C
Language Telugu, Tamil, English and Hindi
STD Code 08574
Rainfall __ cms
Best Time to Visit September to February.

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How to get there

  1. Air :- Tirupati airport is about 15 kms. from the city. There are direct flights from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bangalore and Chennai
  2. Rail:-Tirupati is connected with all major cities in cities. It is just five hours by rail from Chennai and Bangalore.
  3. Road:-Tirupathi is linked by regular Bus Services with important places Chennai (130 Km) Bangalore (240 Km) Hyderabad (572 Km) Vijayawada (380 Km) Chittoor (61 Km).

Places to Visit

Sri Venkateswara Temple Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Alamelu
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Tirumala Brahmotsavam
 

Excursion

Chandragiri Kailasanatha Kana Sri Kalahasti Horsley Hills

Shopping

Tirupati is also famous for handicrafts like Woodcarving and Kalamkari, special Whitewood toys are also available here. Traditional Tanjore style Gold leaf Paintings which are done at Madanapalli town are also popular and available in shopping outlets in Tirupati. These paintings have mythological themes as motifs.

Accommodation

Hotel Fortune Kences Hotel Bliss Hotel Mayura Hotel Ramee Guest line Days
Bhimas Residency Hotel Sindhuri Park