Tirupati TourismIn India there are many religious places of different believes. Tirupati is one of the religious places of Hindu but is visited by people irrespective of caste and creed. This divine place is located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. There are many temples in the city of Tirupati and is visited by millions of devotees every year.
Looking back to the history of Tirupati can help one gain more knowledge about Hinduism. It is a divine destination the best place to feel the pureness of the place by participating in the rituals or prayers. The morning starts with temple bells and chanting of mantras. The natural beauty stored between the hills will help one gain relaxation of mind and soul.
The most visited temple by believers is Sri Venkateswara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The pilgrims pay homage to the deity at Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavati is located in the city of Tirupati which is located at the foot of Tirumala hill. The devotees after visiting Lord Venkateshwara temple located on top of the Tirumala hill visit Sri Padmavati temple.
The most visited place in and around Tirupati includes Goddess Alamelumanga Temple, Tirumala, Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Kanipakam, Srikalahasti Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Horsley Hills, Swami Pushkarini, Akasa Ganga, Tallapaka, Kuppam, Kapila Theertham, Narayanavanam, Sri Venkateswara Zoological park, Pre-historic life park, Talakona Waterfalls, Puttur, and Kailasanathakona.
Tourist attractions in and around Tirupati:Sri Venkateshwara Temple: The 12th century temple of Lord Vishnu is located on the seventh peak in Trimula town at a distance of 20km from Tirupati.
Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple: Lord Shiva temple located near Tirupati with holy waterfall Kapila Teertham.
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple: The 10th century temple dedicated to Ram, Lakshman and Sita is located in the heart of the city.
Tiruchanur: This temple is dedicated to Goddesses Lakshmi is located at a distance of 5km from Tirupati.
Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and Goddesses Padmavati (Lakshmi).
Agastyaswamy Temple: Goddesses Parvati temple is located at a distance of 12km from Tirupati. The temple lies at the meeting point of three rivers Bhima, Kalyan and Swarnamukhi.
Chandagiri Fort and Town: At a distance of 11km (SW) from Tirupati lies 180ft high rock and Fort which makes this place famous.
Hoesley Hills: It is a hills station near Tirupati.
Kailasakona Waterfalls: The waterfall is situated on Nagary Valley.
Kalyani Dam: The main source of water supply in Tirupati-Tirumala is this dam. It lies at a distance of 18kms from Tirupati.
Nagalapuram: A small town with Sri Vednarayan Swamy Temple as the famous one lies in this town at a distance of 65km from Tirupati.
Narayanavanam: The temple made by Akasa Raja is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara.
Sri Kalahasthi: The temple dedicated to the Lord of Wind is located in between two steep hills.
There is much more to explore in the city of Tirupati as a tourist. The transportation facility by the Andhra Pradesh government and private that is car, taxi or bus can be availed very easily. The city has many food joints and road side eating points where you can find South Indian food being served. There are government and private restaurants which serve both South Indian and North Indian dishes.