Things to do in Tirupati - Destination Guide Tirupati
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situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is popular for
Sri Venkateswara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (popularly known as
‘Balaji’ in North India and ‘Govinda’ in South India). The temple is located
atop Tirumala hills and the town is nestled at the foothills. The holy city,
Tirupati also houses many other temples and monuments. During your stay here,
you will hear the enchanting sound of temple bells and melodious mantras, which
will calm you and take you on a peaceful journey. It is popular as one of the
holiest Hindu cities in the world and is often called the ‘Spiritual Capital’
of Andhra Pradesh. In 2013, the India's Ministry of Tourism named it as the
‘Best Heritage City’. Apart from the main temple, Tirumala Venkateswara Temple,
you can also visit other popular places - Gurramkonda Fort, Silathoranam, Sri
Varahaswami Temple, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple, Sri Venkateswara Zoological
Park, TTD Gardens, Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple and Sri Venkateswara Museum. If
you are interested in learning about Hinduism, you must right away book car
rentals in Tirupati and head on a spiritual journey.
Best Time to
There is no
right time to visit a spiritual place, however, if it the weather that we are
talking about then monsoons is the ideal time to visit Tirupati, when the city
cools down after hot and humid summers. Don’t worry about your visit getting
spoiled because Tirupati only receives mild showers. The winter months are also
pleasant in Tirupati, thanks to the lower temperatures. The place can also be
visited during the most popular festival of the town, the Brahmotsavam,
celebrated in the month of September.
Things to do in
Tirupati& Places to Visit in Tirupati
Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple
well-known tourist place and religious attraction in the city is Sri
Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. It is situated18 kms from Tirupati, on the
Tirumala hilltop. The place is thronged by millions of devotees all along the
year to get a glimpse of the 8 feet tall idol of Lord Venkateswara, which is
adorned with gold, diamonds and flowers. You can book car rentals in
Tirupati to visit Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple.
2. Sri Kalahasti
Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is about an hour’s drive from Tirupati.
It is a must-visit place if you are planning a trip to Tirupati. The temple is
famous for its Vayu Linga that represents wind. The temple is one of the 5
Pancha Bhoota Stalams. You can book car rentals in Tirupati to
visit Sri Kalahasti Temple.
3. Do have
One thing you
just can’t miss when in Tirupati is try the prasadam offered to pilgrims at the
temple. It is popular as ‘Tirupati ladoo’. Many other varieties of prasadams
are available here – curd rice (daddojanam), tamarind rice (puliohora), sweet
pongal (vada and chakkera-pongali), appam, paayasam, seera (kesari), etc. Free
meals are also served to the pilgrims visiting Tirupati.
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