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Tirupati

, Andhra Pradesh

(Tirupati is also known as Tirumala; also spelled as Tirupathi / Thirumala)
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State: Andhra Pradesh
District: Chittoor
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Telugu
Best Season: Sep - Mar
Weather: Summer 23 to 43°C, Winter 15 to 35°C
Altitude: 161 m
Pincode: 517xxx
STD code: 0877
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.

Pilgrims take up exclusive India tour packages to visit the temple which is filled with spiritual divinity and they pray for a good fortune in their life. This temple town is an exciting and awe-inspiring tourism spot. Pilgrims visiting the place can make their dharshan to visit the Lord Vishnu, either by availing special Sevas or free dharma dharshan. The seva time starts from 3 in the morning and closes around 12 pm in the night. Generally, it takes around 4 to 5 hours of queue waiting to get the dharshan of Lord Vishnu! Either the Free dharshan or Paid dharshan, disciples must have to wait in a long queue. TTD method of approach by using the computerized issuing of tokens is being dispatched to the pilgrims. This method has greatly reduced the waiting time in a queue. Pilgrims can enjoy visiting the place and buy the prasadhams being sold there. As well-known, Tirupati is popularly known for Laddu – the most familiar known prasadha!
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India – Holidaying Within Limits

  by Afia Ahmad  on Mar 01, 2013
India is a myriad country and the people of the country completely believe in the saying – ‘Atithi Devo Bhava' – meaning Guest is God

Temple Town - Tirupati

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 23, 2010
Get blessed by Lord Venkateshwara in this beautiful, and the world's second richest temple. Don't forget to take the traditional 'prasadam', its delicious!

History


The temple town of Tirupati is known to have a history that goes back to the age of the Sangam Literature that lasted from 500 B.C. to 300 A.D. The reference of the famous shrine in Tirupati can be found in the literature of IIango Vadigal’s Silapadikarm and Satanar’s Manimeghalai Bear.

The Tirumala hills in Tirupati are known to be world’s second oldest rock mountain. Some of the earliest rulers of Tirupati are the Kings of Pallav kingdom which is known to be there around the 4th century AD. The temple at Tirupati is known to have been brought to limelight by the Alvars or Vaishnava saints, who were the followers of Vishnu and sung praises of the Lord, in the 5th century.

Tirupati has been ruled by various kings belonging to differ dynasties, like Cholas, Hoysalas and Vijaynagar rulers. All the kings have played an important role in the expansion of the temple structure, Tirupati is so popular for.

Tirupati was a subject to Muslim invasion around the 12th century and it was during this time that the deity of Srirangapatna was brought to Tirupati for safety.

Travel within city


Travelling around Tirupati is not very difficult as the temple town is actually a very small location. You can travel around the temple town of Tirupati through buses and rented cars or cabs. These are the only modes of travel available that you can opt for while travelling within Tirupati.

Bus


Buses are the cheapest mode of travel within the temple town of Tirupati. By taking a bus to the top of the hill, you can minimize your expenditure as the ticket fares are only around Rs 10 to 20. You can opt for deluxe buses too, and this may cost you a wee bit more but nothing extravagant. By taking a bus, you can reach the top of the hill within an hour or so. Buses are also regularly available, and opting for one shouldn’t pose a big problem.

Taxi


Another mode of travel available within Tirupati is rented cars and automobiles. You can rent out a car for travelling to the hill and back for a day, and rental charges for a day will range around Rs 1500 to 2000 INR. You will need to bear the fuel expenses in this type of rental. Some of the agencies are:

Balaji Cabs – Ph: 08574 – 08574 – 270
Sai Sudha Travels- Ph: 08574 – 08574 – 267

Hotels


You can find 30 hotels in Tirupati under following categories:
Comments (6) Reviews (6)
tirupati the god is there it seems
Posted by keerthika 1 year, 44 days ago
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Posted by tirupatibalaji guide 1 year, 2 months ago
place to visit near tirupati for 1 day
Posted by Amit Kumar Shaw 1 year, 2 months ago
Boat facility are available in tirupati
Posted by vamsee 2 year, 10 months ago
Hi sanjay safety place in tirupati Hotel majunath decent stay 08776660556
Posted by shabarish 3 year, 26 days ago
i am sanjay from bangalore i am very much happy to visit the tirupathi temple, it was really great had

good time and i feel offtenly i need to visit the temple, i feel some pleasure and happy to see the lord

i don"t know some power is pulling towards to see the gods face, some satisfaction or some peace

much awaited happy, it is really great ...more
Posted by sanjay.s 5 year, 2 months ago

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