Tirupati Tourism

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. Telugu, 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.

Tirupati is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Chennai and Bangalore.

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Tirupati Traveller Reviews

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Abhishek Shriwas

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  • Abhishek Shriwas
  • Lives in Sehore
  • 12 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3102 readers

"A Great Spiritual Experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Visited Tirupati feel graceful. Security arrangements was good when we were started to drive on tirumala hilltop. Full road was clean and one way. We entered in temple I found squalor outside wOMB house which is not acceptable but when I saw Govinda it was a great experience. Totally vibraant place I felt God Blessed me incarnate.
It was a different spiritual experience of my life
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Kavitha vikram

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  • Kavitha vikram
  • 4 Reviews
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"Trip to thirumala and kalahasthi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's was my first trip with my hubby and kids. It's was awesomeness place. We stayed in the KVP INN HOTEL. It was a good and great experience for us. It's was a centre place between thirumala and kalahasthi. It was the perfect hotel place for having food and shopping.
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Sumantha Attavar

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  • Sumantha Attavar
  • 6 Reviews
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"Found lot of improvement"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017
We opted for the sr. Citizen facility. Arrangements for the devotees I mean before entering the waiting hall was far from expectations. One can imagine the hardship one has undergo at that age and for the differently abled people there was no place to rest till one allowed to enter the waiting hall. This needs to be looked into. Once one is inside the waiting hall and arranging the darshan was good. Breakfast and coffee was served and was sumptuous and of good quality. We could get good darshan as for the sr citizen and for the differently abled people it was regulated by stopping the regular devotees darshan for that short period. Three cheers for the temple authorities. Every time we visit the temple town we find lot of improvements, developments. Crowd also increasing day by day. Cleanliness is given top priority but find that devotees cooperation in this direction is lacking.
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Najmudeen mohamed navab

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  • Najmudeen mohamed navab
  • 6 Reviews
  •  318 readers

"Good hotel"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017
Value for money. Good hotel. Good breakfast. Good location. Next time stay again. Hotel is clean. Good staff and helful service. Tirupati venkatachala primal temple darsan is five to six hours take time. So you book 2 days better stay hotel. Value for hotel.
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Deepesh Chodankar

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  • Deepesh Chodankar
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  • Lives in Goa
  • 15 Reviews
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"Divine place of Lord Govind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 22, 2017
It's divine place of Lord Balaji felt blessed, relaxed and lucky to visit this shrine.
We left from Goa early morning and reached there by 12 in night by car.
For darshan we went the next day as we had booked tickets before so darshan was done within couple of hours.
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Balkrishna shenoy

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  • Balkrishna shenoy
  • 5 Reviews
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"Very holy place for hindus"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 9, 2017
Tirupati is a very holy town. Ita accessible by bus. Train. Or flight. I travelled by bus from Bangalore. Took 6 hours. The tirumala temple is on top of the hill abd took a bus from Tirupati bus stabd. Plenty if buses and take a return ticket for rs 96 .. Got a superb darshan of God . . Please wear traditional dhoti for temple visit. Very clean and holy place ..
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Kumaran sivasankaran

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  • Kumaran sivasankaran
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"Great pilgrimage trip!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2017
We visited the following temples on the way from Chennai to Tirupathi/Tirumala:
1. Nagalapuram
2. Narayanavanam
3. Alamelumangapuram
4. Srinivasa Mangapuram
5. Of course, Tirumala
6. Srikalahasthi
All temples were vaishnavite, and Nagalapuram was the temple for Macha avatharam (fish)
Narayanavanam was where Narayana primal was supposed to have been out into the forest, so is seen with a sword.
Alamelumangapuram is where primal had married..
Srinivasa Mangapuram, probably one of the best I have visited, the main deity is Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy,
Tirumala is the all famous Venkatesa perumal temple, had great experience with no hurdles as we had booked for darshan in advance. In/ is a good site to plan your pilgrimage.
Srikalahasti is a very important temple represents Katru ( Air) one of the pancha boothas in Hindu belief.
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Krishnadas varier

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  • Krishnadas varier
  • 8 Reviews
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"Place to Rejunevate your Mind & Soul"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 15, 2017
I feel Tirupati is a place for Rejuvenating your mind and soul. Once you reach there you can not see anything other than Lord Venkateswara. All life in Tirupati is one way or other linked to Lord. Total City's activities are as per His wish. View of Tirumala from below mountains is so attractive. We will wonder how can be these mountains like this. I was told Tirumala is group of 7 mountains. The shape of the mountains are like "Garuda" - The Vahana of Lord. It is beautiful to see the Lord's face on the middle of the mountains.
It is the only place in world where Lakhs of people are coming daily for worship. Still total control and discipline, cleanliness is maintained.
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
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"Holy Tirupati"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2017
Tirupati is good holy place to go and spend at any time. It's a temple city immersed in the holy blessings of Lord Balaji or Srinivasa. City well connected with Road, Rail and Airways. The main temple above Tirumala Hills, you can reach by road or holy walk from Alipiri (9km approximately and Srivaari Mettu(2. 1km approximately ).
It's a lovely place to stay, in Tirumala Tirupati Devastaansms having massive infrastructure to provide accommodation, transportation and free food can serve even more than one lakh visitors in a day.
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Dharma Raju

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  • Dharma Raju
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  10 helpful votes
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"Peaceful And Devotional"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2017
Good to visit once in year, we should were traditional dress. Roads and cleaning was very good. We can get lot of fun and more feelings going by walk. 2 ways to go by walk, one is alipiri and srivari metlu. For elders I will prefer alipiri. We can visit Tirupati with family and friends also
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