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Vijay

Vijay5.0/5

2 reviews

Chittoor, nice & a visit able place

It is district headquarters. Very near to Kanipakam temple, only 9 km from Chittoor. And very near to Golden Temple, Twenty Kms from Chittoor. This city located en route to Bangalore from Tirupathi and Vellore. From Chittoor can visit Tirutanni Subarman yam Swamy temple also just 65 kms away

Govindaraja Gopalakrishnan

Govindaraja Gopalakrishnan3.9/5

3 reviews

Nice trip

Pleasant stay at this hotel and visited the Kanipakkam temple and anjaneya temple at the chittoor hills are very good. Even I made many trips to these places, but not tired of visiting again. With good hospitality at the hotel, a good weather, not so hot or so cold, makes us feel comfortable. Food varieties at the hotel are good, but the treatment of server not up to the mark. Once they find we are outsider, they charge the food differently.

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Chittoor Overview

Chittoor, situated in the valley of the Ponni River, is a major town in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Its convenient location on the junction of NH 4 and NH 18 draws quite a number of tourists.

It is believed that some of the earliest settlers of Chittoor district were the Kurumbas. In the 8th and 9th century, Chittoor came under the Chola dynasty. In the 11th century, it was ruled by the Ballal dynasty, and later by the Vijayanagar kingdom. The East India Company entered in 1640 and made settlements, and Chittoor was a British military post until 1884.

Chittoor is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. TheYelampalli forest, which is 20 km from Chittoor near Aragonda, is famous for hunting white pigs and other wild animals. There is also the Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary nearby. Rock climbers can visit Puligundu, a huge, tall rock. Turtle Neck Hill is another attraction – the rocks at the top of this hill are in the shape of a turtle’s neck.

Other places of interest include Chase pillar and Bodi Konda. These places are nearly 2 km from the B.V. Reddy School. Konga Reddy Palli is an apt place to trek and was built by the British in the 18th century. This trekking area has a lake on a hill and a camping area. Bodi Konda is located near Ramnagar colony and draws a lot of climbers. The Horsely Hills, named after W.D. Horsely is a summer resort and is popularly known as the ‘Ooty of Andhra’.

Other than activities, Chittoor is also known for its temples. There is a very famous temple of Lord Balaji or Venkateswara at Tirupati, in the outskirts of the city, and the Kalavagunta village.This temple is the seat of the ancient temples of Lakshminarayana and Mukkantisvara that are more than 1000 years old.

Penumur is also another historical village.The Chandragiri Fort, which was once, the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, is another attraction. The palace of Tipu Sultan known as Rangini Mahal is also a tourist highlight.

The best time to visit Chittoor is between September and February. Chittoor can be reached by road from NH 4 and NH 18 on the Bangalore-Chennai Highway. State run buses are available from different parts of Andhra Pradesh to Chittoor. The nearest airport is at Chennai.

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Sri Venkateswara Temple, Chittoor

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Sri Venkateswara Temple
Sri Venkateswara Temple, Chittoor

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Sri Venkateswara Temple
Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

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