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Tirupati Fast Facts
- State: Andhra Pradesh
- District: Chittoor
- Famous for/as: Lord Venkateswara,Balaji
- Altitude: 161 m
- Language: Telugu, Hindi and English
- Best Season: Sep - Mar
- Weather: Summer 23 to 43°C, Winter 15 to 35°C
- Clothing: Tropical
- Local Transport:
- Pincode: 517xxx
- STDCode: 0877
Ministry of Tourism,
Govt. of India,
Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan, # 6-3-870,
Ph.No: 040 – 2340 9199 (Information Counter),
Fax:040 - 23409299
Tirupati, India Overview
Amidst the thickly-wooded hills in Chittoor district lies the temple town of Tirumala with Tirupati at the foothills, the abode of Lord Venkateswara. The range of hills is said to resemble a snake with Tirumala forming the hood. Lord Venkateswara, the residing god, is known as ‘Lord of the Seven Hills’ and ‘Balaji’.
Tirupati and Tirumala today are modern destinations of pilgrim tourists. Not only the bliss of a divine 'darshan' but added attractions provided by nature make them the ideal pilgrimage-cum-holiday destination.
While Balaji remains the main draw, the beauties of nature and the serene surroundings have made Tirupati today a much visited town. A beautiful road leads up across the Seven Hills to Tirumala.
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Must See Places in Tirupati, India
Tirupati, India History
Tirupati is a world in itself, millions of pilgrims from all over India and abroad visit the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati round the year. In addition to various shrines scattered all over Tirupati and beyond there are holy water falls, scared rivers and archaeological wonders. It is regarded as one of the most ancient temples which were mentioned in Puranas and Sastras.
The temple is patronized by the Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Rulers and the later kings of Mysore. Hastakalaramam Papanasanam, Akasganga, Gogarbham, Shilathoranam, View Point, S.V. Museum are the other places worth seeing at Tirumala. Kapilatheetham, Hare Rama Hare Kishna Mandir, Regional Science Centre, S.V.Zoological Park, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Kalyani Dam, Chandragiri Fort, Tiruchanur, Govindaraja Swamy Temple are the other places worth seeing in and around Tirupathi.