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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Abhinav Kumar

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  • 123 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
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"The Holy Town" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
The holy town of lord Venkateshwara is worth of visiting least one in your life. The city is pure religious bliss. Despite of millions of crowds, the city has his own charm in terms of transportation, municipality and the culture. The beauty of the city is indescribable.
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Harish Manek

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  • Harish Manek
  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Tirupati is definitely a good place to visit if one is spiritual but the icing on the cake is it is a hill station whose climate is so good that it can make up your weekend as the cottages are not only economical but certainly give you a varied option in the form of budget you would like. Overall a nice place to visit for a change.
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Suryanarayana rao kavaturi venkata

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Nearest place to bustand" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
No words to speak about my experience in this tour. Wonderful experience along with my close friend and we visited tirumala, tiruchanur and srikalahasthi too. During the stay we spent time by visiting all the temples in the above mentioned places and shared our Divine thoughts.
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Ajit rao

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  • Ajit rao
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"A spiritual visit on visit itinerary"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A sublime experience. Visited after 17 years. A business-cum-pleasure trip.

Visit to Chennai and then proceed to Tirupati- Tirumala. Takes you to a surreal spiritual world. A must visit destination.

Infrastructure is at its best. No issues.

Only the hotel we booked was below par (Ramee - Guestline). Otherwise - a revisit destination.
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Nurani Dorai

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  • Nurani Dorai
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Darshan at Tirupathi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very good darshan but standing in the without any facility for drinking water or juice or food and no facility for sitting benches which were there while standing in the queue. People are mad and they jostle over there to be there. No discipline in people and once you enter the precinct then the crowd is still more unruly, nobody to check. OK. Don't take your children lest they get crushed or take them on your shoulders. However everything said and done, it was great darshan and we have visited almost after 10 to 15 years time. Drastically changed place.
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Nurani k dorai

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"Sarahan at Thirupathi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
After performing Arjitha Bramhautsava, all our family members were in queue for almost 1 and half hour before entering the temple precinct after lot of jostling to get in. People in the queue can't get out once they are in. There are no facilities to have any water or anything while standing in line. However people come in huge numbers daily to have darshan of Lord Venkateshwara. Roads to the Thirumala are superb and well maintained and you get to see the scenic beauty enroute which is fabulous.
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Kulkarni Atul

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  • Kulkarni Atul
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Purely religious"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
As I was a child when I visited here didn't remember much. But at one thing I'm pretty sure that it was a huge experience for me to climb all the stairs, nearly 9 km and after that 4-5 hours for darshan. It was good as we started early in the morning or else we would have been struck in the queue itself.
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Nagaraj Prince

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  • Nagaraj Prince
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Terupati distance is little bit far from the hotel. Terupati is a please full place. It is a great experience. But it's tack too much line to see the god. Service is very bad when we are in quea line. Every one want to must see the terupati tempul. It is very fames
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Joydeep sen

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"Religious Trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We reached Tirupati around 2 am and got out around 6 pm on the same day. I should stay at least one night here. I booked the Sighro Darshan through TTD website. Apart from Lord balaji's place I visited Padmavati Devi Temple and Deer park. There are many more temples you can go.. But you need time for that. Since Mobile or Laptops or Cameras are not allowed inside, book a good hotel where you can keep your belongings.
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S ravi

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  • S ravi
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"Our experience of Tirupathi visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We reached Tirupathi at 0600 hrs on 29 Oct 2016 for pilgrimage. Being holiday on account of Dipawali, both, Tirupathi and hill temple Tirumala witnessed less crowd. No long ques for ticket. We had darshan of goddess Padmavathi at Thiruchanoor. It is three km from our stay, Annapurna Residency. We reached Tiruma at 1230 hrs by paying Rs 53/- per head by APSRTC bus. Spent four hours for darshan. Overall, it was a memorable trip.
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