There is not only Tirumala Venkateswara temple that brings tourists but many other places of interest. There are many other prominent temples in the city like Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple and Alamelu Mangapuram Padmavathi Ammavari Temple to name a few. Chandragiri Fort and Palace is at a distance of few kilometres from Tirupati and is locate at a 180 m high rock. The 'Raja Mahal' and the 'Rani Mahal' are well-preserved in the fort. Situated at an altitude of more than 1200 m, there is Horsley Hills, named after the collector of the Cuddapah district, WD Horsley. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is another tourist attraction in Tirupati that has a Mayurvani (House of Peafowls) and Mrugavani (House for Herbivores). The Papa Vinasanam Dam is situated nearby to Tirupati and is known for its serenity and beauty.
Major source of revenue in Tirupati is tourism because Tirupati is a major pilgrim destination. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams provides employment opportunities to a lot of residents of the city along with indirect revenue sources to other. Tirupati also houses APIIC Industrial Park. Many major factories like Sri Venkateswara Co-Op. Sugar Factory Ltd., Amara Raja Batteries Ltd., and Lanco Ltd. are located in Tirupati.
How to Reach?
As the city is thronged with a large number of pilgrims, the city needs to provide easy accessibility options to all the tourists. Tirupati Airport is at a distance of about 15 km from the central city that has direct flights to and fro New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and some other cities. Otherwise, Chennai International Airport is the closest airport that fulfills the national and international connectivity needs. Tirupati Railway Station is directly linked to many neighbouring cities; on the other hand, there is Reningunta Junction, which lies nearby the city, offers easy accessibility option. To reach Tirupati via road is also not difficult as most of the government-aided and private bus operators in neighbouring cities offer bus service to Tirupati.
Last Updated on : July 14, 2015
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