Tirupati is one of the most popular temple towns situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is also known as Tirumala that is far-famed for the Sri Venkateshwara Temple, purely consecrated to Lord Vishnu. The almighty Lord Vishnu is called as Balaji by the North Indians whereas as the South Indians call as Govinda. The mandir is situated on the hill top of Tirumala, while the town is spreads on the foothills. Moreover, the Tirumala hill will have to be crossed with 7 peaks known as Sapthagiri. This seven hills mark as a sign of exemplifying the 7 hoods of Adisesha -the serpent lying majestically nether the Lord Vishnu lives in Vaikuntha.
Summer 23 - 43 C
Winter 15 - 35 C
September - March
Getting to Tirupati
Tirupati airport is located at Renigunta, which is about 15 km away from the city. Regular flights are available from Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore to Tirupati. Taxi services are available from the airport to the city centre and it charges about Rs 300. Nearest International airport is Chennai, which is connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad.
Tirupati Railway Station is connected by trains from Delhi Kerala Exp, Mumbai Kanyakumari Exp, Bangalore Sheshadari Exp, Chennai Sapthagiri Exp, Visakhapatnam Tirumala Exp and Madurai Rmm Okha Exp. A major railhead nearby is Renigunta, which is 15 km away. Renigunta is located in Trivandrum - Delhi route, which is connected to all cities in India by rail.
APSRTC buses connect all towns in Andhra Pradesh with Tirupati. Tamil Nadu public transport corporation buses connect many cities in the state with Tirupati. KSRTC buses connect many cities in Karnataka with this holy city.
Chennai - 135 km
Nagari Andhra Pradesh - 48 km
Thiruthani Tamil Nadu - 68 km
Chittoor Andhra Pradesh - 72 km
Vellore Tamil Nadu - 108 km
Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu - 110 km
Srikalahasti Andhra Pradesh - 38 km
One of the richest pilgrimage centres of any religion and regarded as the most visited temple in the world, TirumalaTirupatiDevasthanam is where you must stop at when in Tirupati. Another place of religion is the Venkateswara temple, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The geographical marvel that is a naturally formed rock bridge called Silathoranam adds to the beauty of the city. But one cannot miss the evergreen ornate heaven beyond the hillocks of the TirumalaTirupatiDevasthanam that is the TTD Gardens.