One of the most ancient and sacred pilgrimage sites in India, Tirupati is a holy town located in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor District. Popular among Hindus as a religious site, Tirupati is believed to be the sacred abode of Lord Tirupati. Huge number of devotees from all over India visits the famous Sri Venkateswara Temple each year to pay their homage. The temple is so well renowned among Hindus that it makes Tirupati a popular tourist spot for undertaking religious journeys. Apart from its glorious temples, Tirupati enchants visitors with its serene ambience and overwhelming beauty.


Tirupati is majorly popular for its ancient Sri Venkateswara Temple, also known as Tirumala Venkatswara Swamy Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is an extremely revered shrine. The 12th Century temple has various complexes inside its premise and each day a special pooja is performed here in early morning. Festivals like Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Rama Navami and Brahmotsavam are celebrated with full enthusiasm here.  

Swami Pushikarini Lake located within Sri Venkateswara Temple’s premises is one of the popular attractions here. According to popular beliefs, the lake was located in Vaikuntham where Lord Vishnu along with his wife took a bath. Devotees take a holy dip in the lake before visiting the temple.

Other major temples in Tirupati are Sri Govindraja Swamy Temple, Sri Kondandarama Swamy Temple, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple and Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

Apart from temples, another major attraction here is the Chandigiri Fort that displays great example of architectural expertise constructed during the Vijayanagar Empire. The fort is built on a huge rock and is decorated with exquisite stucco work. A rich collection of items belonging to erstwhile royalties is found in Raja Mahal.

Horsley Hills is a stunning hill station located at 4,100 feet and offers various adventure sports to adventure buffs like zorbing, rappelling, rock climbing, trekking, etc. Unspoilt natural beauty is the highlight of the place.

While in Tirupati, one can also indulge in a shopping session. You can get toys made of red wood. Religious goods like idols, pendants, paintings and images can also be bought. Wooden replica of Lord Tirumala is most famous among all.

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Best time to visit Tirupati

Tirupati has visitors all seasons. Summer months (March to September) are hot and humid in Tirupati, with temperature rising to 42°C at times. However, devotees visit temples here throughout the year.

How to Reach Tirupati

By Air:  Tirupati Airport is 15 km from Tirupati and has regular flights from all major Indian cities.

By Rail: There are regular trains from Tirupati Railway Station to all metro cities of the country. Renigunta Junction is near to the main city.

By Road: A good network of roads connects Tirupati to other cities of Andhra Pradesh. The option of luxury and standard buses are available. Cabs can also be hired.


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