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Tirupati Tourism


One of the holiest places in India is Tirupati, situated in the southern state of India, Andhra Pradesh. Thousands of devotees visit this place to visit the temple of Lord Venkateswara, which is situated on the Tirumala hills. While the temple is situated on the hills, the town is spread in the foothills. The city has been recognized as the fourth largest growing city of Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that the city has derived its name from Lord Vishnu, who is considered the husband of Goddess Laxmi. So the meaning of Tirupati is ‘Lord of Laxmi’, Where Tiru means Laxmi and Pati means Lord.

This Tirupati travel guide on Tirupati tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Tirupati, Tirupati tourist places, the history and culture of Tirupati, and the best time to visit Tirupati.

History of Tirupati

According to the mythological scriptures, when devil Hiranyaksh submerged earth in the sea, Lord Vishnu took Varaah Incarnation and brought earth back in its actual form after killing the devil. After he saved humankind, he came to this city and started residing here as Lord Venkateswara. There is no evidence of the origin of the place, but the history can be found in the literature and epics. The Pallavas, The Cholas, The Pandyas, The kings of Vijaynagar played a vital role in making the place rich culturally. The place was ruled by many empires, first by Hindu kings, then by Muslim monarch, and later it was ruled by the British.

Culture and Traditions of Tirupati

Famous for its Hindu pilgrimage, the city of Tirupati witnesses lakhs of visitors during a year. 7 ranges of seven hills surround the city. It is believed that these 7 hills represent the heads of the giant serpent and the king of snakes, Sheshnaag. Sheshnaag is the Hindu serpent deity under whose hoods Vishnu resides in Vaikuntha. Generally, the locals of the city speak in the Telugu language. But being one of the major tourist destinations in the city apart from Telugu, other spoken languages are Hindi, English, Tamil and Urdu.

The culture of the city can be seen through the living styles of the people. Locals here believe in maintaining the traditional culture and values. The people of Tirupati are very strict in their dressing styles. In the temples, men wear Dhoti Panche, and ladies wear saree cheer. Dance forms like Annamayyya, Tyagaraja and Kuchipudi are the cultural treasure of the place. The Carnatic music of Andhra Pradesh is famous throughout the world.

Festivals of this holy place are unique and are celebrated with all zeal and happiness. One of the major festivals of the city is Brahmotsavam. People of Tirupati considered this auspicious day and believed that visiting the temple on this auspicious day would help them acquire a better future. Another major festival is Skana Shashthi – It is celebrated on the sixth day in the month of Aippasi as elimination of the devil by the supreme power.

Cuisine of Tirupati

Tirupati, before being merged with Andhra Pradesh, was part of the state Tamil Nadu. One can savour the delicacies of both the states here in this city. Some of the staple food of Tirupati includes Chilli, Cardamom, curry leaves, black pepper, peanuts, coconut, tomato, ginger etc. Rice is an essential dish consumed here. People equally love Vegetarian and Non-Veg dishes. You will fall for Andhra Thali, where servers are tempting rice in the middle of the thali, sambar, rasam, and a curry dish, pickles, poriyal and kurma, creamy coconut chutney. Rice is one of the staple foods you will get to taste different varieties of rice dishes here.

Tirupati Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Tirupati Map


Places to Visit Tirupati


Your Tirupati trip is incomplete without going shopping. Handicrafts, wood carvings items, kalamkari, whitewood items are majorly famous here. Being one of the major tourist pilgrims, the city welcomes travellers from all over the world. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, Silathoranam, Temple of Padmavati, Sri Kondarama Swamy Temple, Venkateswara Temple, and Balaji Temple are some of the best Tirupati travel places. Here is the list of the best places to visit in Tirupati. 

Venkateswara Temple:

This is one of the ancient temples in India and one of the famous Tirupati tourist places. It is situated on the seven peaks hill of Venkatachala, which lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. There is a 7 feet tall Lord Venkateswara’s idol. There is a separate chamber in the temple to keep the ornaments, holy silks, garlands, and sandalwood grinder of the lords’ temple.

Tirupati Balaji Temple:

This is one of the most visited temples globally and one of the famous Tirupati travel places. It is visited by more than lakhs of pilgrims daily. On special festivals like Brahmostavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to approx 5 lakhs pilgrims. Temple of open for all days from 2:30 is to 7:30 am.

TTD Garden:

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Garden is filled with plenty of beautiful flowers and fantastic backdrops. More than 500 kg of flowers from this garden is supplied to religious places in and around Tirumala.

Best Time to Visit Tirupati


Winter is the best time when you visit the city. The month from September to March is the best month to visit this city.

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Getting In Tirupati

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Airways:

The Tirupati Airport is well connected with almost all the cities of the country. There is also an adjacent international airport in Chennai.

By Roadways:

A well-maintained and planned road connects the city. You can catch the bus from Bangalore, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Chennai for Tirupati.

By Railways:

Major Railway Station is Tirupati Railway Station. This links Tirupati with Bangalore, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Madurai and Mumbai.

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You will love your Tirupati trip, and our Tirupati travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Tirupati tourist destinations. 

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