Places to Visit in Tirupati
The location of Tirupati encourages the growth of wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls in the region. One of the important national parks and zoos in Tirupati is Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
The Sri Venkateswara Zoo Park is at Tirupati. It is a mythological based small zoo which houses wide range of Animals, Birds, Reptiles and Flora. The area covered by the Zoo is about 2212 Hectors. The zoo witnesses thousands of visitors every year. At the entrance gate the stone craving on the door resembles the sculpture of Indian GOD. At the entrance the quote from Bhagwad Gita has been engraved “I am the eternal seed of living beings”.
The Zoo currently houses 138 reptiles, 349 birds, and 168 mammals. The Stump-Tailed Macaque (Afacaca arctoides) makes this zoo famous. This Zoo is built by Central Zoo Authority of India and showcases the innovative and unique design. ECO-Tourism has been developed by Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation.
The species found at the Zoo are Rhesus macaque, Indian fox, Bonnet macaque, macaque, Stump tailed Baboon, Lion, Wolf, Tiger, Dhole, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Four horned antelope, etc.
How to reach Sri Venkateswara Zoo
Best time to visit Sri Venkateswara Zoo
Timings of Sri Venkateswara Zoo
Other Seasons: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Open on a general holiday or a festive day.
Fees of Sri Venkateswara Zoo
Children (5 and 12) Rs. 2/-
Free Entry School children
Talakona is a Telgu word which literally means head hill. Talakona metaphorically means “the head of the Seshachalam hills”. Seshachalam hill is the starting point of the Tirumala mountain ranges.
The combination of nature and beauty near waterfall attracts many tourists. The local people believe that the herbs in Talakona can be used for treatment of diseases. Due to the wide variety of plant and species present in the region, it was declared as Bio-Sphere Reserve in 1989-90. Talakona is considered as a part of Eastern Ghats is also known for trekking.
Talakona can be reached from Tirupati by APSRTC bus or via private transport. There are APTDC guest houses in Talakona which has 12 non A/C rooms and a restaurant. In near future APTDC has plans for tree-top restaurant and Machaan cottages.
How to reach Talakona
The Talakona waterfalls are located at about 45 minutes walk from the guest house. The trekking path can be used to reach up the hill near the origin of the water steam. Do not forget to take a trek guide.
Regional Science Center in Tirupati
The Regional Science Centre was established in 1993 by the central government of India. It is also known as 'Scientific Temple' and can be included in Tirumala Trip. There are many working models in the Science Centre which are very attractive and educative. The models are placed in the closed room and lawns. The models demonstrate different physics and chemistry theories like gravitational force, magnetic force and other laws. The Taramandal Show shows the planetary positions of planets and stars in the sky which attracts visitors. A new section of Animal Center have been introduced which displays different animals with their sounds.
How to reach Regional Science Centre
Fees Of Regional Science Centre
Timings of Regional Science Centre
Address of Regional Science Centre
Near Alipiri Gate,
Fax: (0877) 2286202