Tirupati Tourism
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Tirupati Tourism

Tirupati Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 161 m
  • Pincode: 517001
  • District: Chittoor
  • Language: Telugu
  • STD code: 0877
  • Weather: Summer 23 to 43°C, Winter 15 to 35°C

History of Tirupati

Tucked away in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. Tirupati lies on the foothills of Tirumala and attracts pilgrims all year round because of the Tirupati Temple that is situated on the hills of Tirumala.

It is believed that Lord Rama along with Lakshman and Sita stayed on upper Tirupati (Tirumala) on their return from Lanka.

People and Culture of Tirupati

Every day, Tirupati is swarming with pilgrims from all over the country. Hinduism is the main religion that is followed by the people of Tirupati. Telegu, Tamil, Hindi and English are the main languages that are spoken in this region.

Gangamma Jatra, Brahmotsavam, Vijaynagar Festival and Rayalseema Food and Dance Festival are the most important festivals that are celebrated here.

Things to Do in Tirupati

There are several temples and places to visit in Tirupati. Sri Venkateswara Temple is perched on the 7th peak of Tirumala hill and the temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. It is one of the ancient temples. Another one of Tirupati attractions is Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. Located in Tiruchanoor, about 5 km from Tirumala hill, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi.

From the list of Tirupati places to visit, Deer Park is another sightseeing in Tirupati. The park is home to a large number of animals, especially deer. Sri Govindarajaswami Temple and Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple are two other places to see in Tirupati. Things to do in Tirupati also includes a visit to Talakona Waterfalls and Rock Garden.

Food and Shopping in Tirupati

There is no dearth of eateries in Tirupati. Because Tirupati is a religious place, vegetarian food is mainly offered here. South Indian cuisine is the staple food of this town. Andhra Spice, Hyderabad House, Maurya, Rainbow at Fortune Select Grand Ridge and Idli factory are some of the famous restaurants in Tirupati.

Apart from Tirupati sightseeing, tourists can indulge in shopping as well. Handicrafts like kalamkari, woodcarvings and whitewood toys are sold exclusively in Tirupati.One can get these items in shops outside Govinda raja swamy temple. Bangles made of clay are also sold here. One must not leave Tirupati without buying some of these handmade items.

Accommodation in Tirupati

How to reach Tirupati becomes an easy question to answer because tourists can choose to travel by train, by flight, by bus or by car. You can choose the mode of transport according to your budget and comfort. Also, accommodation in Tirupati is not a problem. Tirupati has budget hotels, luxury hotels, serviced apartments, resorts and guest houses that offer a comfortable stay and provide world class facilities. There are many hotels in Tirupati that are located close to Tirupati tourist places. One can find many places for accommodation that will fit in your budget and are close to famous places in Tirupati as well. Plan Tirupati tour with your family or friends early this season, make an itinerary including places to see around Tirupati and book a hotel well in advance to avoid the last minute rush.



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Tirupati Traveller Reviews

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Saket

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  • Saket
  • 3 Reviews
  •  81 readers

"Tirupati as a town is very slow paced" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's advisable to carry adequate snacks, especially if you're travelling with kids. It was difficult to find a decent general store in the Karakambadi Road area, where I stayed. We weren't able to get bread or cheese, even though we checked multiple stores.
Apart from the Balaji temple, Good to visit the nearby Sri Venkateswara zoological park. Kids will enjoy, as you can see many wild animals uo close, like Tigers, Giraffe, Jaguar, Elephant, Crocodiles. They have a Lion Safari too, but we couldn't venture as we were tired.
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Dheeraj dwivedi

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  • Dheeraj dwivedi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  126 readers

"Nice place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Actually I had to stay there for official work meanwhile I got a chance to see Tirupati an I already knew that is the place mainly visited for Balaji Darshan. So I also went to temple view from mountain is very good. Except temple you can enjoy here all kind of food. As visitors are in a high number so Punjabi and Marwari restaurant are available.
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Rani kanchana

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  • Rani kanchana
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  211 readers

"Divine" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's Divine. A trip to Tirumala would make you peaceful. Mareover Tirupati is well connected, Well organised to manage the crowd that floats in daily. Busses and fleet is excellent. Kudos to Andra Pradesh Government to make Tirupati a systematic venue among religious places. I remember waiting for 24 hours at Tirumala for a darshan , and this is perfectly planned and shortened now.
The billion doller question is When Suprapata Tickets are open and how to book them online?
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Asia sarkar

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  • Asia sarkar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  203 readers

"Walkathon of a life time. Beyond worldly experience of spirituality" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I loved the walk up to the seven mountains to visit the lord. Walking with everyone from 3 year old child chanting venkat rama na govinda, to NRI children fiddling with their fitbit to count calories and steps to the most frail and utterly strong this was a journey of one ness. The cameraderie between the devotees, the little vendors selling peanuts while tending to little birdlings the journey was full of positivity. I have a wish I want to be big enough and important enough to organise a TIRUPATHI MARATHON up the mountain trail. It is a perfect place for the best spiritual experience. What made the journey more enchanting was the kindness and positivity of fellow piligrims. After completing the walk for the first time, reachng tirumalas's 3550 th step it felt I have reached the mythological heaven. Tirumala is heaven on earth!
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Divya

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  • Divya
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  275 readers

"Religious place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tirupati is always pleasant atmosphere, we like to spend more time in Tirumala, we like to walk in steps from Tirupati to Tirumala, Lord Venkateswara is powerful god so we like to go Tirupati, we also liked laddu very much, so it's a good religious tour for our family.
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Akarshpydah

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  • Akarshpydah
  • 2 Reviews
  •  248 readers

"Must visit to this place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We all know this is one of the most famous temples in india. People from different states and countries will visit this temple. Really its a very good place located on seven hills. Besides this there are various other places nearby temple. Best tourist place
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Ram Prakash

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  • Ram Prakash
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  244 readers

"My visit to Tirupati"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We have really enjoyed our stay. The is well maintained and quite spacious. The rooms are also cost effective. I look for OYO room whenever I visit out station. In case of non availability only I book with other hptels Please update if you have any room in civil lines area at Nagpur because I periodically visit there. Well done and keep it up. I suggest to expand your network in the interest of masses. Regards
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
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  • 90 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  15102 readers

"Most dense pilgrimage destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tirumala, Tirupati is the Most dense pilgrimage destination in South India. Lord Balaji Temple attracts devotees not only from all over india almost around the globe. The city can accommodate for one lakh or more people who visit Tirupati every day.
The city well connected by Roadways, Railways and International Airport too.
In Tirumala all accomaditons arranged by TIrumala Tirupati Devastanam. Very few cottages private also there. Nice place to visit almost anytime. The crowd vary's little bit, don't expect free time to visit Tirumala.
Better plan everything little earlier to your journey is enough.
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Venkata addala

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  • Venkata addala
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"Very pleasing and refreshing pilgrimage trip to Tirupati."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Tirumala, the place where the ultimate devine, the kaliyuga supreme god Sri Venkateswara Swamy resides, is a very sacred place. Addition to the main Balaji temple, there are plenty of other temples in and around Tirupati, which are also a must visit places to relieve ones inner sins and be purified by the devi and devatas darshan.
Except the fact that the hotel we choose (Chekrie Residency) was a nightmare, as the room was too small for a family, the bathroom was foul smelling, no toiletries were provided, and the staff were also not up to the standard, as they were not too friendly, especially the receptionist. Rest of the trip was quite pleasant and pleasing. One goiod thing was that the hotel provided the complimentary breakfast. Even though the hotel does not have their own restaurant facilities, but they provide the coupons to get the breakfast from the adjacent and adjoining Tiffin centre, where the food is good.
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Pramod singhania

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  • Pramod singhania
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1327 readers

"Small but clean city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I first time go Tirupati, I glad to visit this city, because the city is neat & clean, also the traffic is fast, not jaam the people is decent good behaviour. Main attraction is swami venkteswara temple. This is also like mini hill station. The scenery onthe way of Tirupati temple is awesome, clean road, both side greenery, tall tree etc. I stay only one days, but next time I stay 3 or 4 days near by temple at hill.
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