Tourist Destinations Near Tirupati

Places to Visit in Tirupati

Places to See in Tirupati



Tirupati Balaji Temple
Category : Religious
The main attraction of Tirupati is the Sri Venkateshwara Temple which is located at the hilltop of the Tirumala hills. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it has a mesmerizing idol of the Lord, completely made out of pure gold and ornamented with a magnificent crown. It is made on the basis of Dravidian architecture. This temple claims to be one of the richest temple of the world.
Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple
Category : Religious
The most visited shrine after the Balaji temple is Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu's incarnation, Lord Krishna. Within its premises, there are temples of Sri Andal, Sri Parthasarathy and Sri Venkateswara also. In the year 1130, this temple was sanctified by Saint Ramanujacharya, since then devotees are being attracted towards this temple.

Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple
Category : Religious
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is one of the three Gods that form the Hindu trinity. This temple is located at the base of the Tirumala hills and one of the major aspects of this temple which is the most admirable is its exquisite architectural beauty. Tourists also visit it for the beautiful natural waterfall here, know as the Kapila Teertham.

Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
Category : Religious
Dedicated to the 'Ram Parivar' (comprising of Lord Rama, Mata Sita and Sri Lakshmana), this temple is located at the middle of Tirupati and was built in the 10th century. It is said that this temple was built to commemorate Lord Rama's journey to Tirupati. Exactly opposite stands the Sri Anjaneyaswami (Hanuman) in order to complete the 'Ram Parivar'.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Category : Religious
As the name suggest, this temple is dedicated to Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami. It is located at a distance of 12 km from Tirupati, on the Titupati-Madanapalli road, in Srinivasa Mangapuram. If the ancient history is to be believed, it is said that Venkateswaraswami resided on the banks of the Kalyani River for six months in his journey to Tirupati.

Tiruchanur
Category : Religious
This popular attraction is located at a distance of 5 km from the main city. It is believed that the trip to Tirupati is incomplete without visiting the home temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi (goddess Lakshmi), which is located here. Tirupati is also known for its famous practice of Tonsure, in which people either cut their hair or go bald in showing respect to the Lord and symbolizing the renunciation of worldly fashion. This is a very popular practice, tourists and devotees perform this activity often.


Tourist Destination Near Tirupati



Chandragiri
Located at a distance of 11 km from Tirupati, this place is famous for the Chandragiri Fort that has been elevated on an elevated rock which is 180 meters high. It is famous for its palaces and forts. This place is must while visiting Tirupati.

Horsley Hills
This small hill station can be added by the nature lovers to their itinerary. It is located at the southwest border of Andhra Pradesh and is 1200 meters above the sea level. Surrounded by the valleys of teak, mango, sandalwood and eucalyptus, this place proves to be a nature's bliss.

Kailasakona Waterfalls
Another site for the nature lovers, this place is naturally blessed. It is said that the water in these waterfalls is rich in minerals and has a great healing power. It is located in the Nagary Valley.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014