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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Divya

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  • Divya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  51 readers

"Religious place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days 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
  •  42 readers

"Must visit to this place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days 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
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"My visit to Tirupati" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days 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
  • 171 photos
  • 76 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
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"Most dense pilgrimage destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
  • 2 Reviews
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"Very pleasing and refreshing pilgrimage trip to Tirupati." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  • 7 Reviews
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"Small but clean city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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Fahd ergf

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  • Fahd ergf
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  •  264 readers

"Religious visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Thirumala Thirupathi located in Andhra Pradesh State... It is very famous temple in india... Daily minimum two lac people visits this temple... This temple visited by other country people's also. Its very devotional location in the state Andhra Pradesh.
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Ajith G a

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  • Ajith G a
  • Lives in Bengalooru
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  • 39 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  11388 readers

"Well Maintained City"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tirupati is a world famous place and lakhs of people visit this place. The city is very well maintained. The roads are very good. The traffic is maintained well. There are signboards everywhere mentioning about the distance to different temples. The connectivity to different cities around is very good. Lots of options to stay for people coming on pilgrimage.
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Aditya Bansal

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  • Aditya Bansal
  • Lives in Roorkee
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you want to travel with family of different views about Holidays Travel to Tirupati and Tirumala Hills. For spiritual type people greatest temple of south is situated there. For adventurous people there are lot of hills for trekking and rock climbing. For photography lovers there are unbelievable scenes waiting to be captured in there. All in all best place any person can visit.
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Laukik Deshmukh

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  • Laukik Deshmukh
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  545 readers

"Religious Place in India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Tirupati is one of the most recognized place in india and all over the world, people from different communities regularly come here to worship and fulfill their mannats. It is a belief that one can worship true devotion by donating our hairs. By donating hairs our life becomes best.

Thing to live! After Visiting Tirupati one can feel peace of mind and can face life bravely with full dedication! I recommend everyone to visit Tirupati once in life!!
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