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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Balkrishna shenoy

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  • Balkrishna shenoy
  • 3 Reviews
  •  13 readers

"Very holy place for hindus" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
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
  • 4 Reviews
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"Great pilgrimage trip!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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
  • 2 Reviews
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"Place to Rejunevate your Mind & Soul" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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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  • 96 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  30628 readers

"Holy Tirupati"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Peaceful And Devotional"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Vs kushwah

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  • Vs kushwah
  • 2 Reviews
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"Excellent"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Amazing. Must visit. Very neat and clean. But accommodation is a problem at tirumala. Other facilities are wonderful. A very good place to stay at tirumala and relax and pray. Very Green. Roads are good. Nature's beauty is at it's best. TTD requires to use modern technology to eliminate pain of standing in rows for hours. I wonder why they are not using biometric system for allotment of numbers and biometric system for entry into temple and remove every thing around the temple so that temples beauty is seen and appreciated. TTD requires a lot of use of modern technology in management of darsan of God Venkateswara. If you can convey this to them but don't know how you will convey it. Rest is fine.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 138 Reviews
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"The Holy Town"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The holy town of lord Venkateshwara is worth of visiting least one in your life. The city is pure religious bliss. Despite of millions of crowds, the city has his own charm in terms of transportation, municipality and the culture. The beauty of the city is indescribable.
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Harish Manek

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  • Harish Manek
  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Tirupati is definitely a good place to visit if one is spiritual but the icing on the cake is it is a hill station whose climate is so good that it can make up your weekend as the cottages are not only economical but certainly give you a varied option in the form of budget you would like. Overall a nice place to visit for a change.
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Suryanarayana rao kavaturi venkata

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  • Suryanarayana rao kavaturi venkata
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nearest place to bustand"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
No words to speak about my experience in this tour. Wonderful experience along with my close friend and we visited tirumala, tiruchanur and srikalahasthi too. During the stay we spent time by visiting all the temples in the above mentioned places and shared our Divine thoughts.
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Ajit rao

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  • Ajit rao
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"A spiritual visit on visit itinerary"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A sublime experience. Visited after 17 years. A business-cum-pleasure trip.

Visit to Chennai and then proceed to Tirupati- Tirumala. Takes you to a surreal spiritual world. A must visit destination.

Infrastructure is at its best. No issues.

Only the hotel we booked was below par (Ramee - Guestline). Otherwise - a revisit destination.
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