Top Tourist Places To Visit in Tirupati

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Tirupati

  • Tirupati
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • India
  • Population

    Total population of Tirupati is 459,985, as per the census 2011 with a sex ratio of 969 females per 1000 males.

  • Language

    Telugu is the official language of the region.

  • Calling Code

    0877

  • Best Time To Visit

    The period of July to February is more suitable for tourists, given the pleasant climate during these months. The Brahmotsavam festival happens in September.

Tirupati Overview

The city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is today synonymous with Sri Venkateswara Temple and has developed owing to the tourism it gets from pilgrims. It is one of the richest pilgrim destinations in the world and the busiest too. The word Tirupati has been derived from both Tamil and Sanskrit. In Tamil, Tiru refers to a holy or sacred and Pati is a Sanskrit word meaning husband or owner. The deity is hence known as ‘Owner of the Holy land’.

Sri Venkateswara Temple is centuries old and facts about its origin are still foggy. However, many kingdoms like those of Pallavas, Cholas and Vijayanagara Empire maintained its glory all these years. The visitors are expected to follow certain code of conduct here. Being a holy place, consumption of alcohol and meat is prohibited. The clothing is to be essentially decent. Taking a dupatta or wearing saree is a must for women.


Climate & Geography

City of Tirupati is situated at 13.65°N 79.42°E in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Located in the foothills of Eastern Ghats, the city has an elevation of 161m. Summers in this city last from March to June and are hot and humid. The monsoon rains are moderate here, beginning from July. The winter season is also not very harsh and the temperature does not drop below 15°C.



Transportation

Tirupati, being a major pilgrim destination is very well connected by all means of transport. The Tirupati Airport is located just 15km away from the city centre and has flights to all the major cities. The nearest International Airport is 130km away in Chennai.

A number of state and privately owned buses operate in the city and connect it to all nearby places. The well planned roads network and city buses help the people go around the city to different locations. There are also some free bus services operational in the city from railway station and bus stand towards the pilgrim spots. Tourists can also hire taxis to go around the city.

Tirupati Main is the major railway station receiving both passenger and express trains that connect this city to the rest of India. There are some other small railway stations in Tirupati also.


Shopping & Entertainment

Like all other pilgrim destinations, tourists can buy idols, photo frames and other religious souvenirs from here. The largest auditorium of South India, Sri Mahati Auditorium is located here and organises many cultural events. There are many parks set up by the state for offering a relaxed evening to tourists and well as natives.



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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Tirupati Trip?
    2-3 days are sufficient for a Tirupati trip.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Tirupati.
    The nearest major airport to Tirupati is Tirupati Airport and the nearest major train station is Tirupati Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Tirupati.
    The primary transportation options to reach Tirupati are by air, train, and road.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Tirupati.
    The Brahmotsavam festival at Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati is a major event celebrated annually.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Tirupati.
    The top tourist attractions in Tirupati are Sri Venkateswara Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple, and Kapila Theertham.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Tirupati.
    Some must-try local dishes in Tirupati are Tirupati Laddu and Pootharekulu. Popular restaurants include Bhimas and Annapurna.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Tirupati.
    Tirupati offers a range of accommodations including hotels, guesthouses, and lodges.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Tirupati.
    Yes, public transportation like buses are available in Tirupati.
  • What are the transportation options available in Tirupati.
    Transportation options in Tirupati include buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Tirupati.
    The primary language spoken in Tirupati is Telugu.
  • What is the best time to visit Tirupati.
    The best time to visit Tirupati is from September to February.
  • What Activities can be done in Tirupati.
    In Tirupati, you can visit temples, go on a pilgrimage, explore nature spots, and indulge in shopping for religious souvenirs.
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