Popular Temples in Tirupati And Some Good Tirupati Hotelsby satyajit jena Editor
The town of Tirupati in the state of
Andhra Pradesh is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages in the country. Read
on to find out more on temples in Tirupati and also check out some good Tirupati hotels.
Tirupati is one of the most famous pilgrimages in India that attracts nearly half a million devotees every day. It is located in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats in the state of Andhra Pradesh. A bustling pilgrimage town, it is famous for its Venkateshwara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara a form of Lord Vishnu. Recently it gained worldwide prominence when it replaced the Vatican City as the most visited pilgrimage in the world. Tirupati can be reached easily by roads, railways and airways from all the major cities of India.
Tirupati is quite well known for its Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple but it also has numerous other temples worth visiting. Some of the famous temples in Tirupati include.
1. Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple - This is one of the oldest temples in India and probably the most famous. One of the most populous pilgrimage sites, it is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara who is a form of Lord Vishnu. The temple is located on one of the peaks of the Tirumala Hills and is surrounded by the bounty of nature. The temple’s ancient history can be seen in numerous Hindu scriptures where it has found mention.
2. Sri VarahaSwamy Temple - It is the second most popular of the Tirupati temples. According to legends, Sri VarahaSwamy used to own the hills and Lord Venkateshwara requested them as a loan. Lord Varaha took a promise from him that He will be worshipped before the presiding deity. This tradition is followed till date and you should visit the VarahaSwamy temple before visiting the Venkateshwara temple.
3. Sri Kapileswara Swami Temple - It is one of the few Tirupati temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The devotees normally take a dip here in the temple tank and then proceed towards the main temple. This temple is famous for its beautiful waterfall and is situated in the foothills.
Top Rated Hotels in Tirupati
Bhimas deluxe Hotel is one of the popular budget hotels in Tirupati that is located close to the railway station. One of the widely recommended Tirupati hotels, it enjoys almost 92% customer recommendation which means 9 out of 10 guests will select this particular hotel. It has earned praise from its guests for its location and its superior service standards. It offers well furnished rooms that are well equipped with all major amenities and costs Rs.1550. Hotel Gopi Krishna is another fine hotel in Tirupati and is located close to the railway station. It has been praised by travelers and guests for its accessible location. The rooms are well furnished and fully equipped with all the necessary facilities. It also offers a fine restaurant, bar and a travel desk. The rooms are considered to be cost effective and rates start from Rs.750.
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