Tirupati Experience: Tirupati is a Holy destination for Hindus across the Globe. Tirupati Balajee's on Tirumala Hills is one of the oldest temples mentioned in the holy books too... but there is more than just the temple too... Take time off to visit many other places on top of the Tirumala hill...
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The food is always fresh no matter the hotel is small or big. There is a continuous flow of people and so even Chay that you get from any shop is made fresh and hot all the time...
Dont miss to buy the handicrafts made from jungle wood by the local forest people... forget going to the commercial shops established around the temple. I suggest you shop places around papavinasam and Aakash Ganga dam.
Activities & things to do: Apart from the Tiruapati Balajee Temple do not miss these places...
- Srivari padaalu
- naturally formed Stone Arch called the Silathoranam,
- Rock Garden,
Akaasaganga River and the Akaasaganga Dam,
Srivenugopala Swamy Temple,
Hanuman ji Temple,
Sri Venkateswara National Park,
Papavinasanam Park and
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Srivari Padaalu has steep climbs, so dont take your small cars, better hire the local Jeeps...
The local Jeeps can also take to all the places mentioned by me at Rs.100 or Rs.150 per person. You want a exclusive jeep for your group be ready to shell our Rs.750 to Rs.1000
Chennai city is the next nearest Airport to Tirumala and car hire from this city is much cheaper and reliable, making it obvious choice as the airline fares to anywhere from India to Tirupati Airport will be at least double the cost of airfare to Chennai + Car hire from Chennai.
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