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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Pushkar Mani

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  • Pushkar Mani
  • Lives in Patna
  • 27 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
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"Complete peace of mind" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The temple is far from Tirupati about 25-30 km. Will take you around 50 minutes of drive. It's a very well designed hilly drive. The best part is fully safe. One has been made for going and coming, for going by different and coming by different routes. Best view can be observed while travelling. Even you buy a Rs. 300 special ticket still it will take around 4 hrs to complete the darshan. The mandir is in a huge campus, don't bring any camera or any other stuff.
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Anil sapare

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  • Anil sapare
  • 2 Reviews
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"Excellent place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Tirupati balaji darshan is always very very special to all its devotees. This is my 2nd visit, this time was amazing, such a wonderful facilities are there specially Traditional clothes. I suggest all of you to please visit this place atleast once in a life.
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Shekar reddy

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  • Shekar reddy
  • Lives in Goa
  • 2 Reviews
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"The temple is excellent and unbelievable" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This temple is excellent and unbelievable. Go to this temple at least once in your life. Don't forget for ever till my death. The hills atmosphere is very beautiful. So we are very happy. In tirumala you get good room and food facilities. The Q line is good. Mainly neatness is excellent. Totall temple inside god is very powerful.
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Jyotsna Pothukuchi

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  • Jyotsna Pothukuchi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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"Lord Venkateshwara's abode" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Tirupati and Tirumala are a must for all devotees of lord Venkateshwara. But once the main purpose attained(darshan) Tirumala and Tirupati offer many sightseeing opportunities. I especially enjoyed my visit to the Chandragiri Fort and the light and sound show narrating the history of its rulers, and the Tirupati zoo that is well maintained and houses many animals.

There are also the lesser known temples like the Kodandarama swami temple tucked in the heart of tirupati. Some of these lesser known temples are very peaceful without the rush and long lines of waiting for darshan.

Tirupati is best visited in the months of Aug-feb.
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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 32 Reviews
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"A religious place" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Almost everyone who visits Tirupati comes to visit the Tirumala temple and so did we.

Important things to note:

1. You cannot enter the temple unless you wear traditional clothes (Kurta, Dhoti saree etc. - Pls check their website).
2. You can (must) pre - book darshan on their website to avoid standing in long queues. (But still expect to be in queues for long times).

The journey from Chennai takes about 5 hours one side.

There are plenty of options to eat and stay at Tirupati, but not much on the way.

In all I would say there is not much in Tirupati apart from the temple. If you plan your trip in advance you can finish the temple darshan in one day.
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Vansh kapoor

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  • Vansh kapoor
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"Awesome place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Feeling blessed after visiting tirupati and padmavati temple. TTD makes a good arrangement for pilgrims. People who visited these temple are the luckiest on earth, and we are one of them. Jai ho tirupati balaji ki. Market of the tirupati is also very good we can easily find everything which we need the products are value for money. There are many hotels to stay with your family and friends.
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Ravindran m

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  • Ravindran m
  • 2 Reviews
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"Auspicious and Thrilling Experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is my 10th visit to Tirumala to worship God Balaji or Venkatesha. Every time it was a thrilled movement at the time entering and viewing Balaji sannathi. But in the name of GOD there are more partialities depending on money spent. If you're having more money you will get more facilities including VIP darshan, If do not have money to spent you are one of them in a millions of people. The parking area is too far from our out gate after the darshan.

Only MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and if you forget it and ready to face all the difficulties to worship GOD Balaji, you are the luckiest person.
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Krishnadas kundooly

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"Must-visit place for all God Loving Persons"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tirupati Tirumala is an important place to worship. The God Almighty, Yes, He is everywhere, but when we worship on the hill top, the positive vibes and energy we receive from nature and from HIM is abundance.

You need to plan your stay on Tirumala hilltop or tirupati, spend couple of days there to visit all the places on the hill, be it the waterfalls or plenty number of temples.

Food is available 24 hours, however, if you fancy the roadside dhaba, grab a light snacks and enjoy.

Traveler should be careful with the touts. If you are travelling by car, a good amount is recommended for toll charges, parking fees, etc. The summer vacation is very busy period, carry fluids and drink plenty, wear loose clothes for comfort-ability. If you are travelling around places like Tiruchanoor, Sri Kalahasti, your google maps will be handy in guiding the routes. However, whether it is religious or pleasure, be safe, travel safe and drive safely and sensibly.

Enjoy your trips :)
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Sai Mugula

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  • Sai Mugula
  • Lives in Warangal
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  • 14 Reviews
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"Very beautiful place ever, very lovely"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I like this place a lot for its huge scenic views. This is a pilgrimage that offers blessings with a dash of beautiful attractive places in & around Tirupati. The food culture followed here will be nice (A sort of Telugu & Tamilian mix). It is better to book your accommodation in prior to visit otherwise your stay may be on cards. If possible, try to drive here instead of Railway, Bus and Flights because having our personal vehicle will be very helpful here to go anywhere around. Climate will also be on chances here as this place lies very high above sea level. One can enjoy here a lot if they are Nature lovers.
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Ramesh

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  • Ramesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"A good destination with many attractions around"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kanipakam ganesh temple, srinivasa mangapuram, alamelu mangapuram, near katpadi golden temple we can visit so many temples near by Tirupati, kanchi kapila theertham, iskcon temple. So travellers have a visit and have good experience. Good time for watching all temples with family members. From tirupathi all are near by about 2 to 3 hrs journey. Chennai and Bangalore are also closeby, so after devotional tour you can visit cities also for children in summer you may have some difficulties but thats good time for vacation for all family members in family.
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