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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Sharad garg

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  • Sharad garg
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
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"Good stay" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Trip was very good and we hired taxi from the hotel directly we enjoyed very much and wish to visit again to shri balaji temple Tirupati. It was very good tour with my friend Mr. Jitender Kumar from Ghaziabad uttar pardesh. He also enjoyed very much and he also said that visit again to shree balaji temple.
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Dinesh Rangasamy

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  • Dinesh Rangasamy
  • Lives in Salem
  • 21 photos
  • 6 Reviews
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"Blessing time" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
One can reach to tirumala, 22 km from Tirupati either by bus/jeep/prepaid taxi .. After every 15 min, there are buses for tirumala, from Tirupati bustand. Book special darshan ticket for rs. 300 then it's easy to make trip fast and time saving. Very cheap and good quality rooms are available,
There are lot other temples in and around Tirupati like sri kalahasthi alemelu mangai temple etc.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • 26 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  97717 readers

"Famous temple for laddu and their gold work on temple" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The legend behind this famed Balaji (avataar of Vishnu) temple is that once Balaji had loaned a huge amount of money from the God of wealth, Kuber to pay for his daughter's wedding --- till date, this temple only receives cash offerings and is the richest temple in the country. Here in prasadam you received laddu. The size of laddu is huge and taste of laddu is awesome. If you want more laddu then you pay double money for this. Byee
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Kishorekumar Vp

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  • Kishorekumar Vp
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Complicated and Ridiculous" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Though the pilgrimages were lesser, the TTD staff created fuss in allocating rooms, entry to the dharsan.
You need to wear dhoti, else you will be looted by the officials by selling the dhoti for 150 which is not even worth of 20.
Food, it is worst and it's nightmare in Tirumala. Here I am referring the roadside restaurants, not the annadhanam provided by TTD.
Another worst thing is the distance you need to walk, neither you are availing free darshan or Rs. 300 darshan .
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Manoj tripathi

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  • Manoj tripathi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  162 readers

"Religious place." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's a long wish of all Hindus to visit at least once in lifetime here. Tirupati city - place is good. People are also supportive. Maximum people here knows only Tamil so suggest to recheck again whether your message has been conveyed to the person concerned properly and what he has understood. Once it is done you will get your service properly. Temples and surrounding areas are very clean which increases positive energy of that place many folds. Good south Indian food is available everywhere, at very low cost also. TTD above is mind boggling. Best services available at any religious place in India. No one can give rating to them. Suggest to visit this city with your itinerary in hand & stick to it. And above at TTD there is no itinerary. You have to flow with the situation and time taken in darshan.
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Vinit kumar Bibhu

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  • Vinit kumar Bibhu
  • Lives in Bhagalpur
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  170 readers

"Religious and spiritual"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice place, truly devotional and spiritual. Had to wait for 10 hrs for darshan. Advice to travellers is to pre-book the special darshan for 300. Hotels of the trust are available at cheaper rates. Better to visit early morning around 5. Submit your luggage downstairs at Tirupati and collect it upstairs at Tirumala.
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Madhu Maddy

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  • Madhu Maddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 230 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  117 helpful votes
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"Road trip to Tirupathi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tirupati a holy place in Andhra Pradesh.
Which is some 300km from Bangalore. It's Shree Venkateshwara temple also known as Shri Balaji.
This temple is actually famous for Ladoos.
The temple will be crowded almost times. One can go with package bus with all facilities including Dharshana with round trips.
It will be good for road trip with on weekends. But one be careful with the heavy vehicles as half the road is one way.
During some special pooja and long weekends don't ever visit this place if not that necessary.
One can enjoy the Andra style food in road side hotels while returning.
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Saket

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  • Saket
  • 3 Reviews
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"Tirupati as a town is very slow paced"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's advisable to carry adequate snacks, especially if you're travelling with kids. It was difficult to find a decent general store in the Karakambadi Road area, where I stayed. We weren't able to get bread or cheese, even though we checked multiple stores.
Apart from the Balaji temple, Good to visit the nearby Sri Venkateswara zoological park. Kids will enjoy, as you can see many wild animals uo close, like Tigers, Giraffe, Jaguar, Elephant, Crocodiles. They have a Lion Safari too, but we couldn't venture as we were tired.
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Dheeraj dwivedi

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  • Dheeraj dwivedi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Actually I had to stay there for official work meanwhile I got a chance to see Tirupati an I already knew that is the place mainly visited for Balaji Darshan. So I also went to temple view from mountain is very good. Except temple you can enjoy here all kind of food. As visitors are in a high number so Punjabi and Marwari restaurant are available.
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Rani kanchana

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  • Rani kanchana
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  • 7 Reviews
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"Divine"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's Divine. A trip to Tirumala would make you peaceful. Mareover Tirupati is well connected, Well organised to manage the crowd that floats in daily. Busses and fleet is excellent. Kudos to Andra Pradesh Government to make Tirupati a systematic venue among religious places. I remember waiting for 24 hours at Tirumala for a darshan , and this is perfectly planned and shortened now.
The billion doller question is When Suprapata Tickets are open and how to book them online?
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