Tirupati Tourism
Pilgrimage

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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Nurani Dorai

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Darshan at Tirupathi" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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  • 4 Reviews
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"Sarahan at Thirupathi" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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  • 10 Reviews
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"Purely religious" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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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  • Joydeep sen
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"Religious Trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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 1 month 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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Murali mohan patnaik

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  • Murali mohan patnaik
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"Pleasant place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tirumala Tirupati is a nice place to visit. One can feel the divinity by seeing the God and pleasant nature. I really felt happy by visiting Tirumala as it keeps my mind very pleasant and I want to visit the shrine again. Moreover there are so many religious destinations nearby so it is advisable to visit all the places near by Tirupati.
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Amit kumar jha

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  • Amit kumar jha
  • 6 Reviews
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"Awesome Religious Place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you want a small religious weekend trip, Tirupati is best place to be. I had been there earlier however there is a different joy when you do all these religious Tours with your elders. Don't carry warm cloths, its still hot there. Perfect season and less crowd as its mid month of October. Also eat some street foods in Tirupati & Tirumala. I found it delicious ( not too hygienic though ). One small suggestion, if you are taking APSRTC bus from Tirupati to Tirumala. Take a down trip ticket ( this will save your time, effort and little money ).
Have a good trip to Tirupati.
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Ganesan Ganapathy

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"Pleasant Visit to Great Religious City"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
My stay in Tirupathi was last for two days. On the first day morning, at 10 AM we started to Srinivasa Mangapuram, then to Agastheeswaran Temple, then to Kapila Theertham and then to Godhanda Rama Swamy Temple and returned to room at 12:30 PM after worshipping. In the afternoon, I visited Tirumala and worshipped Lord Venkateswara. The afternoon span took me from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Next Day, I visited Appallaayagunta Prasanna Venkateswara Temple, Thiruchanoor Padmavathi Temple, Gudimallam Parasumarameswara Temple and Kalahasti Srikalahasteeswara Temple and had darshan. The second day trip has been for about 6 hours. Since, I was supposed to leave Tirupathi at 4:00 pm, I could not make efforts to visit Narayanavanam (about 35 km), Zoo and Chandragiri Fort (16 km from city). If anyone prefers the working days, 2 days are sufficient to visit Tirupathi.
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Rajesh nayak

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"Best Temple town in India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
In search of solace, the best place to be is near the feet of his highness Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala .. The beautiful temple town of Tirupati has all the modern facilities and hotels which suit every pocket .. To get the Darshan of his highness lord Venkateshwara you can book a appointment with him through Internet .. Then at the same time, you can enter the temple and have a full sight of the Lord .. To reach the temple, you can walk, take a bus or a Jeep .. But don't forget to take the Laddoos, because moment people come to know that you have returned from Tirupati, they will first ask you for the laddoos .. Rest everything is fun and how you want to enjoy your holiday at Tirupati ...
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