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Tirupati Travel Guide


Tirupati Travel Guide

Tirupati is located in Andhra Pradesh and is one of the important religious places of Hindus. This is the place of dwelling of Lord Venkateswara, who is considered to be the richest god according to Hindu mythology. The disciples from all over the world come here. The big crowd waits for a long time to have the glance of the divinity. This wealthiest shrine gets huge contributions from the devotees in the form of cash and gold. This serves as the favorite pilgrimage spot of millions of people living all over India.


Tirupat is famous for its laddu, the sweet prepared with sugar and gram flour. The laddu of Tirupati is unusually big in size and is offered to all the disciples. Apart from providing this sweet, the temple authorities also take up some other philanthropic works like building hospitals, educational institutions and sanatoriums. They also give food to the poor people once in a day.


There are many other places to visit in Tirupati and you have to follow a good Tirupati travel guide to know about them. Chandragiri Fort, Srikalahasti Temple and Thalakona are some of the important spots that are worth visiting here. But the most visited place is Tirupati Venkatachalapathy Temple and many people come here on foot. The devotees climb up the hillock and proceed towards the shrine in groups with great respect and they sing chorus hymns and songs all over their way.


Tirupati was only a part of Madras Province and when the state of Andhra Pradesh was created, it became a part of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest airport is located at Renigunta at about 20 kilometers from Tirupati. It is also easily accessible by road and rail and there is a railway station in the city. There are many hotels and restaurants constructed all around the city to cater to the needs of the huge volume of pilgrims and tourists.


The Govindarajaswami Temple was said to be constructed in 12th century and was much celebrated by the Vaishnava spiritualist Ramanuja and so the place was also called Ramanujapuram. The deity of the shrine is also called Lord Kuber and he is considered to be the deity of prosperity and get rich offerings from the devotees. It receives millions of contributions every day.


There are free accommodations arranged by the temple authority where you can stay for free and these shelters are called dharmasalas. Apart from these places of stay there are also many star rated hotels that are situated in and around the city that will make your stay a pleasant one. These are well furnished with all basic amenities and cater to the needs of both local and international visitors.


Tirupati is a tranquil place to spend your vacation and if you want to make it more memorable look into the right Tirupati travel guide that will help you to make your arrangements without any problem.


Tirupati Important Websites


Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation


Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams


Tirupati Municipal Corporation


Tirumala Venkateswara Temple



Tirupati Emergency Numbers


Regional Tourist Information Bureau

+91 877 2243306


+91 877 2220120

Fire Station

+91 877 2277299


+91 877 2286666

APSRTC Enquiry

+91 877 2225333

Indian Air Lines

+91 877 2275336

Last Updated: 24/07/2012

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