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About Tirupati
Tirupati, also considered to be the Spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh, is located in the Chittoor district of the state. The temples, rolling hills, valleys, pristine beaches, and rivers of Tirupati, basking in its natural glory, welcome millions of visitors every year with cordialness.

Of all the places to visit in Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati remains one of the top favourites among the local and international tourists. Tirupati lies on the foothills of Seshachalam hills and nature has blessed it with not only hills and rivers but also some of the best species of flora and fauna in its National Park, eponymous with the famous temple. The national parks are home to critically endangered bird species like yellow-throated bulbul, oriental white-backed vulture, grey fronted green pigeon, etc. It is also home to 1500 plant species of 174 families, rare species like red sanders, sandalwood and hundreds of others.

The arts and crafts from the region are highly praised for their intricacy. The architecture around the temples has always been a subject of fascination and knowledge for all the tourists. The archaeological museum displays a rich collection of Hindu gods and cultural remainder collected from different sites.

Due to pleasantly snug weather during the winter and early spring, Tirupati offers to its visitors some breathtaking views amidst the greenery and lap of nature of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati also receives hundreds of Hindu pilgrims every year. From the famous Vaishanavite Shrine of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple and other historic sites, Tirupati is full of wonders waiting to offer to the world. 
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Tirupati FAQ's

What are the Best Places to Visit in Tirupati?

Even though the Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple is the top most visited place in Tirupati for Hindu pilgrims, there are many other temples and sites around the city, which are just wonderful and can be visited with family and friends for a holiday.

1. Akasaganga Teertham: For all the Hindu devotees who have taken a pilgrimage trip to the Venkateswara Temple, this waterfall holds as much religious significance as the temple. The waterfall is situated 12 km away from the city center, which allows visitors to have some private and quiet, peaceful time away from all craziness of the city. There is also a Devi Mandir located close-by the waterfall where the devotees could offer their prayers.

2. Swami Pushkarini Lake: Situated in the proximity of Sri Venkateswara, in the city center is this magnificent lake. It is believed that Lord Vishnu was the owner of the lake and Garuda brought the lake to the earth from Vaikuntha. Devotees generally take a holy dip in this lake before proceeding to offer their homage in the main temple.

3. Silathoranam: If you are on a mission to spend some time amidst nature and witness some incredible natural rock formation, this is the place you should go to. The administration has been taking extreme care of keeping the place in its highest quality. The bed of grass, plants, seasonal flowers covers the entire area.

4. Talakona Waterfall: this 270 feet tall waterfall is the highest in the state of Andhra Pradesh. To spend a relaxing weekend away from the bustling city, a gadget-less small trip visits the region. The trek to the waterfall is smooth and easy with properly constructed concrete stairs and paths. 

5. Divyaramam Park: Located in Tirupati, this park is well known for the varied types of migratory birds it receives every year. If you are looking to spend a calm evening while enjoying a different variety of birds, this park should be on your list. The forest department has kept the park well-maintained.

6. Deer Park: The deer park in Tirupati is well secured by the authorities. A large number of deers are kept amidst the natural surroundings, the park is also home to many other birds, natural exotic flora and fauna. You can also feed them from the other side of the fence. It is a great way to spend some relaxed time with family after a long week. 

Which day is best for Tirupati?

You can visit Tirupati on any day of the week. Tirupati receives over 50,000 devotees every day. However, it is advisable to visit Tirupati from November to March, when the weather is cool and comfortable.

What is Tirupati famous for?

Tirupati is widely known for the Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple, located in the foothills of Tirumala. However, many other temples including the ISKCON temple, various national parks are also remarkable sites to visit.

How many years old is the Tirupati temple?

It is believed that the Tirupati temple was built in 300AD, making it 1,720 years old. 

How far is Tirumala from Tirupati?

The distance between Tirupati and Tirumala is 20 km. It takes around 46 min to reach from one place to the other when driving. There are buses from Tirupati to Tirumala every15 minutes, which takes around one hour.

What can we buy from Tirupati?

Tirupati is one of the culturally and historically rich cities in India, and has an assortment of goods you can purchase. Some of the top tourist favourites are Kalamkari Paintings, wooden toys, silver jewelry, religious deities in copper and brass, and many other devotional items. 

Why is hair given in Tirupati?

You must have heard, read or seen how people shave their head off while in Tirupati Balaji. When people give their hair it represents them giving up their ego, as the hair is considered as one the accessories that amplify your beauty. It represents the sacrifice of material beauty by the devotees.

How much time does it take for Tirupati Darshan?

One cannot exactly put a rigid time limit required for the Tirupati Darshan. Depending upon the intensity of the crowd on that day, the darshan time might be anywhere in between one hour to over 12 hours. The darshan slot ends at 9 p.m of any day and starts at 11 a.m. There are also records of people waiting for 18 hours for the darshan.

Is Mobile allowed in Tirupati temple?

No, cameras and mobile phones are strictly prohibited in the temple premise. The temple authority provides lockers for the safekeeping of the gadgets.

What is the difference between Tirumala and Tirupati?

Tirumala is a chain of sacred hills. The chain of Tirumala hills is known as seven hills. Whilst Tirupati is a city. It is the pilgrim center that has been urbanised. When visiting Tirumala temple people pass Tirupati on the way.

Tirupati Reviews

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Gajadhar Gandhi
Reviewed: 03 Jun 2020
5.0/5
The journey in the car was comfortable. Pickup from the point was on time and everything was very well managed. Overall nice tour
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Aditeya Varrier
Reviewed: 31 May 2020
5.0/5
The place where you refresh you mind and i better say inner peace. Just chanting Govindha and Sit at a place after Srivari Dharsanam and close your eyes for a min. You will find meaning of life and happiness. Thanks, Thrillophilia for arranging such an amazing tour
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Girindra Pillai
Reviewed: 29 May 2020
5.0/5
In this tour, we visited all the famous temples of Tirupati like Vellore Temple, Tirupati Temple, Padmavathi Temple, Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple, and Kapila Theertham. It was a great trip indeed
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Durgeshwari Deshpande
Reviewed: 29 May 2020
5.0/5
I visited Tirupati from Delhi and Driver was waiting for us as soon as we moved out of the airport. He took us to the vellore temple and later the next day we visited Tirumala temple, Padmavathi Temple and Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple. Tour was very well organised!
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Bhaswar Dubashi
Reviewed: 29 May 2020
5.0/5
I visited Tirupati from Hyderabad and visited the famous Tirumala Temple. Must visit for its sheer divinity & peace.Known for fulfilling ones wishes and it was indeed a hassle free experience at the venue.The transfers were comfortable
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Satish Talwar
Reviewed: 29 May 2020
5.0/5
The Darshan itself was wonderful and a glimpse of Lord Venkateshwara made the journey worth the effort and we also visited Kapil Theertham located at the end of the gorgeous waterfalls of Tirumala. Overall a great trip

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