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Tirupati City Travel Guide

"Venkatadri Samam Sthanam Brahmande Naasthi Kinchana"

Tirupati is located at the foothills of Tirumala. The city owes its existence to the sacred temple situated on the Tirumala Hills. Tirumala is the abode of Lord Venkateshwara. Its considered that he is one of the Avatars of Lord Vishnu. The temple is located atop Seshachala hills, often called as "Yaedu Kondalu" (seven hills). The temple of Lord Venkateshwara was build by the Tamil king Thondaimaan. Then reformed preiodically by Cholas and later Telugu Kings.
Tirupati is the richest and the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world (of any faith). The Balaji Temple is visited by millions of devotees from all over the world through out the year. A common site over here is the tonsured heads.
The Tirupati Travel Guide contains everything that you need to know about the sacred journey and making the best out of your trip.

How to Reach

How to Reach Tirupati

Tirupati, the holy city is located in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh, in Chittoor district. Known as the house of the Hindu god `Sri Venkateshwara`, Tirupati is famous for the Venkateswara temple in the hallowed Tirumala hills at an elevation of 860m.

Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, is accessible by air, rail as well as road. Getting to the temple town is quite easy, since a well-planned network of railways and roadways connects it with other parts of India. It is sited at a distance of 592 km, 145 km and 247 km from Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore, respectively. Tirupati boasts of its own airport and railway station, which are connected with major cities across the country.

Distance from Tirupati to other locations
Place Distance
Tirumala 22 km
Hyderabad 592 km
Nellore 130 km
Chennai 140 km
Salem 372 km
Bangalore; 247 km
Mysore 386 km
Mumbai 1228 km
Pune 1065 km

How to Reach Tirupati by Airways

How to Reach Tirupati by Railways

How to Reach Tirupati by Road

See Also an Exciting Tirupati-Srikalahasti package offered by KSTDC from Bangalore

Attractions

Tirupati Attractions

Places in Tirupati - Tirumala
Sri Padmavati Ammavari Temple Sri Govindarajaswami Temple Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
The Swami Pushkarini The Papa Vinashanam Sri Varahaswami Temple Sri Venkateshwara Temple
Teerthams The Great Geological Arch The Akashganga Waterfall Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple
TTD Gardens Ashthana Mandapam Dhayana Mandiram  

Tirupati the fourth largest city of Andhra Pradesh is a sacred town and is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. Although the town is famous for the shrine of Lord Venkateshwara but it also possesses several other places to be seen, out of which some are noted below. There are several temples, waterfalls and several other places worth seeing. 

Places at Tirupati 

Sri Padmavati Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanoor: About 5 kms from Tirupati the temple of Sri Padmavati Devi (consort of Lord Sri Venkateshwara) is situated here. Read More... 

Sri Govindarajaswami Temple: In Tirupati, Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple is the most visited temple, after Sri Venkateswara. Read More... 

Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple: Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Siva. Read More... 

Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple: Situated in the heart of Tirupati, Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple is an ancient temple that dates back to the 10th century. Read More... 

Places in Tirumala 

The Swami Pushkarini (The Sacred Temple Water Tank):The waters of the tank were strictly for temple purposes only - like for the God`s "bath" that is a ritual/worship. Read More... 

The Papa Vinashanam (cleanser of Sins): About 5 Kms north of the Tirumala temple is a deep bowl formed by the surrounding hills that created a reservoir ages ago.Read More... 

Sri Varahaswami Temple: The famous temple of Sri Varahaswami in Tirumala is to the north of the Sri Venkateshwara temple. Read More... 

Sri Venkateshwara Temple: The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateshwara is located on the seventh peak.Read More... 

Teerthams: There are several teerthams in Tirumala, like Swami Pushkarini, Akashganga Teertham.Read More... 

The Great Geological Arch (Shila Thoranam): During excavations in the 1980`s on a mound of earth in the jungles 1 km.Read More... 

The Akashganga Waterfall: The Akashganga (Heavenly Ganges likened to The Milky Way OR heavenly river) waterfall is about 3 Kms north of the Tirumala temple.Read More... 

Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple: Sri Anjaneyaswami temple is located opposite the Sri Varahaswami temple on the North Eastern banks of the Swami Pushkarini. It was constructed during the Mahant`s period. The idol`s hands are joined in supplication (in the Anjali pose). 

TTD Gardens: The TTD Gardens - ornamental, landscape and flower gardens - occupy an area of 460 acres in Tirupati and Tirumala. The gardens were set up to beautify the area in and around Tirumala The Gardens Department of TTD meets the demand for flowers of all the temples in Tirumala. It supplies garlands for adorning the deities and for decorating the mandapam, pandals and vahanas on festive occasions. 

Ashthana Mandapam: The Ashthana Mandapam or Sadas Hall is an auditorium near the main temple complex. Cultural events are held here. 

Dhayana Mandiram: Originally Sri Venkateshwara Museum was established in 1980. Stone and wooden carvings, articles used for puja, and traditional art and architecture are displayed here.

Excursions

Tirupati Excursion

Places around Tirupati – Tirumala

Tirupati, the Land of Seven Hills, is always divine in the presence of Lord Venkateswara. Known for ample of temples, this holy place has many places to see. Apart from this, there are numerous interesting places in the close proximity that make nice excursions from Tirupati, Varying from historical sites to wildlife parks and primeval temples to natural affluence. 

Sri Venkateswara National Park Chandragiri Kalahasti Sri Veda Narayanaswami Nagalapuram
Ramagiri Suruttappalli Sri Kalyana Venkateswara swami Temple Sri Venugopalaswami Temple
Sri Kariyamanikya swami Temple Sri Annapurna Sameta Kashi Vishweshwaraswami Temple Sri Prasanna Venkateshwara swami Temple Thalakona
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple Kailasanathakona Kanipakam Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir

Sri Venkateswara National Park

Distance: 10 km
Sri Venkateswara National Park is another attraction amidst the range of sanctuaries in India. The park sprawls in an area of 506 sq km, over the Kadapa and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. The sanctuary is the adventurer’s delight. 

Chandragiri

Distance: 11 km
Chandragiri is a place of historical importance. At the peak time of Vijayanagar rulers, this place used to serve as the headquarters to the royalty. With an elevation of 182 meters, there is a fort that dates back to 1000 AD. Later, the Vijayanagar kings renovated it. This colossal fort has citadels, palaces and temples, which once had been the place of the royal family. 

Kalahasti

Distance: 36km Kalahasti is known for `Panchaboothakshetra`, a group of five wonderful temples. This ancient site has marvelous shrines. `Panchbhoota` suggests `the five elements of nature - Earth, Space, Wind, Fire and Water. Each element is represented by one temple. Kalahasti is definitely a place `worth-visiting`. 

Sri Veda Narayanaswami Nagalapuram

Distance: 65 km To be found about 65 km from Tirupati, Nagalapuram is famous for embracing an ancient temple. Built by Krishnadeva and his mother Nagamba, this temple is dedicated to `Lord Vedanarayana` - one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The superb architecture of the temple boasts of phenomenal detail.
During these three days, the sunrays fall on the main deity between 0600 hrs and 0615 hrs. On the first day, they fall on the feet, on the second - on the chest and on the third - on the forehead, depicting worship by Sri Surya Bhagavan (the Sun God) himself. The annual Brahmotsavam is conducted in the month of Jyeshtha. 

Ramagiri

Distance: 72 km
Ramagiri is a small hamlet, lying at a distance of 5 km from Nagalapuram. This `picture-perfect` place has imposing mountains, where one temple is sited in the foothills and other at the top of the hill. Owing to the Kaalbhairava Temple, Ramagiri is also known as `Bhairava`. Idols of Lord Ganesha , Lord Sri Venkateswara , Lord Sri Rama , Lord Narasimha , Lord Shiva and Mata Mahishasuramardini are located in the Ramagiri temple. 

Suruttappalli

Distance – 75 km Suruttappalli is known for an ancient temple, sited on the banks of Arani River. Dedicated to Lord Siva, this temple is the only temple in the entire southern part of India that has deity in the human form. In the sanctum sanctorum, there are other deities too. 

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram

Distance: 12 km
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple is at Srinivasa Mangapuram situated in the west of Tirupati. According to legend, Lord Venkateswara stayed here after his marriage with Sri Padmavathi Devi, before proceeding to Tirumala. Annual Brahmotsavam and Sakshatkara Vaibhavam are celebrated in grand manner. 

Sri Venugopalaswami Temple, Karvetinagaram

Distance: 58 km
Sri Venugopalaswami temple is situated in Karvetinagaram.The main deity of the temple is Sri Venugopalaswami with His consorts - Sri Rukmini Ammavaru and Sri Satyabhama Ammavaru. There is a sub-temple with the idol Sri Sita Ramula Pattabhishekam. 

Sri Kariyamanikyaswami Temple, Nagiri

Distance: 51 km
Sri Kariya Manikyaswami temple (also called Sri Perumala Swami temple) is located in Nagiri. It is believed that Lord Sri Maha Vishnu killed Makara (a crocodile) and saved Gajendra (an elephant) at this place. This episode is referred to as the Gajendramoksham in the Mahabhagavatam. 

Sri Annapurna Sameta Kashi Vishweshwaraswami Temple, Bugga Agraharam

Distance: 56 km Sri Annapurna Sameta Kashi Vishweshwaraswami Temple is located in the Bugga Agraharam village. The temple is on the banks of Kushasthali River. The main deities are Sri Kashi Vishweshwara Swami, Sri Annapurna Ammavaru, Sri Kamakshi Ammavaru, and Sri Devi Bhudevi Sameta Sri Prayaga Madhava Swami. The important annual festivals in the temple are Maha Shivaratri and Kartika Somavaramu. 

Sri Prasanna Venkateshwaraswami Temple, Appalayanagunta

Distance: 14 km Sri Prasanna Venkateshwaraswami temple is located in Appalayagunta. It is believed that Sri Venkateshwaraswami, after marrying Sri Padmavati Ammavaru, blessed Sri Sidhdheshwara and other sages here. The temple, constructed by the Rajas of Karvetinagar, consists of a shrine for Anjaneyaswami. Devotees for relief from chronic diseases worship the imposing image of the wind-god. There are also idols of Goddess Padmavati and Sri Andal here. Brahmotsavam is celebrated once a year. 

Thalakona

Distance: 30 km Thalakona is a forest near Tirupati. Deep in these forests is a waterfall known as `Talakona`. This waterfall is considered the threshold of the hills of Tirumala on which the shrine of lord Venkateswara is located. The 60- meter fall is a perennial one and standing under the cascade is said to cleanse the mind and the body. It is an enchanting picnic spot of great scenic beauty. 

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple at Narayanavanam

Distance: 40 km
Lord Sri Venkateswaraswami and Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru, daughter of Akasa Maharaja were married here. Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami is the main deity here. 

Kailasanathakona

This perennial waterfall is located in the Nagari valley near Tirupati in Chitoor district. It origins from a fracture in a sheet rock. The water is clear and is considered sacred. Its believed that the water of the fall has substantial mineral value, and it can cure ailments. 

Kanipakam

Kanipakam is located on the northern banks of the river Bahuda at a distance of 70km from Tirupati. The famous shrine of Varasiddhi Vinayaka, the deity of which is believed to be self manifest (swayambhu). The annual celebrations of Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Brahmostavam on the eve of Vinayaka Chaturthi (Aug - Sep) are the special attraction of this place. The festival attracts about 15,000 devotees from all over the country on this special occasion. 

Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir

In Hare Rama Hare Krishna temple every morning Pooja is conducted at 6:00 a.m, their religious and moral preaching takes place followed by Bhajans of Shri Krishna, his life and Bhagavad-Gita. Recitation takes place throughout the day.


How to Reach
The Temple is about 9 km from Tirupati railway station. The Temple is well connected by road and there is frequent bus service.

Driving Direction

Driving Directions Tirupati

 

Tirupati is a famous temple nestled in the Chittor district, Andhra Pradesh, South India. This temple is also known as the Triumala temple consecrated to Lord Venkateshwara also known as Lord Vishnu in North India. The attractions dotted in and around Tirupati includes Visweswaraswami temple, Sri Bedi Anjananeya Swami temple, Sri Chennakesavaswami templle, Sri Venkateswarami temple and Vaikuntha Teertham. The Tirupati airport is the nearest airport from which operates many international flights. Located at Renigunta, this airport is just 15 Kms away this holy city. Seamless flights to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkota and Delhi operates from the Tirupati International Airport. The Tirupati railway station connects this sacred city with the other neighboring cities of the South India region. The NH 205 is the main link road which connects with Tirupati with the cities bordering it.

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Accommodation

Tirupati Accommodation

Accommodation at Tirupati

Tirupati, being the major pilgrimage of Hindus, receives innumerable devotees every day. Accommodation has never been a problem in the holy land. Tirupati has numerous places to stay. Taking into account the lodging requirements of visitors, Government has developed various guesthouses and lodges to keep the people at ease. 

TTD Run Accommodations

TTD has constructed around 5000 cottages, guesthouses and choultries both at Tirupati and Tirumala. TTD provides accommodation free of cost to pilgrims who cannot afford to pay for their stay in Tirupati and Tirumala. Further, to ease the demand for accommodation, TTD has built Public Amenities Complexes at both Tirupati and Tirumala, which provide dormitory-type accommodation with lockers, free of cost.

Accommodation at Tirupati:

PAID

Sri Venkateswara Dharmasala (opposite the Tirupati Railway Station)
Sri Venkateswara Guest House (to the north of the Tirupati Railway Station)
Sri Padmavathi Guest House (AC) Chittoor Road
TTD Alipiri Guest House (at the foot of the seven hills)
Sri Kodandarama Dharmasala (to the south of the Tirupati Railway Station) 

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Sri Govindaraja Dharmasala
Sri Kodanda Rama Dharmasala
Sri Venkateswara Dharmasala New

Accommodation at Tirumala:

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Sri Padmavathi Guest House Area
Sri Venkateswara Guest House Area
Travelers Bungalow Cottages Area
SRM Kalyana Mandapam
Sanku Mitta Cottages
Alwar Tank Cottage No. 99
Ram Bagicha Guest House

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There are several large choultries with free rooms for families to stay in reasonable comfort. Electricity and water are provided free of charge. For free accommodation, pilgrims may contact the Central Reception Office, near the bus stand in Tirumala. Pilgrims can also rest in and Dormitory Halls provided by TTD.

Hotels

You can choose your kind of accommodation from the wide array of luxury hotels, budget hotels, and economy hotels.

Shopping

Tirupati Shopping

Handicrafts

Tirupati is also famous for handicrafts like Woodcarving and Kalamkari; special Whitewood toys are also available here. Traditional Tanjore style Gold leaf Paintings, which are done at Madanapalli town, are also popular and available in shopping outlets in Tirupati. These paintings have mythological themes as motifs. 

Publication

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, which has a publication department, publishes books & periodicals on Hindu religious treatises. Certain catalogue books are published in various categories such as Ithihas, Sthothras, etc. 

CD & Cassettes

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam produces, distributes and markets the cassettes in video & audio formats of Vedas, Sankirtanas, and Pravachanams.

Festivals and Events

Tirupati Festival & Events

Festivals at Tirupati

Everyday is a day of festivity at Tirumala. Tirupati Temple celebrates many festivals like Kalyanotsavam, Arjita Brahmotsavam, Dolotsavam, Vasanthotsavam but the annual festival of `Brahmotsavam` is particularly important. The most famous festival, `Brahmotsavam`, which is celebrated on grand scale for nine days in September, attracting pilgrims and tourists from all parts of the country. The fifth and ninth days of the festival are especially significant in as much as Garudostavam and Rathotavam takes place on those days. 

Brahmotsavam

The Brahmotsavam is the most important temple festival celebrated at Tirupati-Balaji. The festival is celebrated annually in September. The festival is grand every third year and is called Navratri Brahmotsavam. On the third day of the Brahmotsavam, the temple car festival called Rathotsavam is held. 

Vijayanagar festival

The Vijayanagar Festival is held for three days at the historic Chandragiri Fort near Tirupati-Balaji in the third week of October every year. The fort is a living testimony to the heroism of the rulers of Vijayanagar, and the festival coincides with the annual Brahmotsavam at the Tirupati-Balaji Temple. Musicians and dancers from all over the state come here to perform during the festival. The Rayalseema Food Festival is also held at the same time. During this festival, most of the local delicacies of the state are presented. 

Kalyanotsavam

Tirupati also celebrates a festival called the Kalyanotsavam (marriage of the Lord). It is celebrated everyday at the Kalyanmandapam except during the Brahmotsavam and on certain other festive occasions.Kalyanam" means Wedding in Sanskrit. Read More... 

Gangamma Jathara

Gangamma Jathara is also celebrated as a major festival. The Goddess Gangamma is offered animal sacrifices and also pongal and other offerings by the devotees. She is considered as the sister of The Lord Almighty, Govinda. 

Rathasapthami

Rathasapthami (Magha Shuddha Saptami) is another festival, celebrated during February, when Lord Venkateswara idol will be taken procession around the temple chariots. 

Arjita Brahmotsavam

For those that not present during the biggest event of the year, the Brahmotsavams, a mini version is celebrated every day at Rs.500 per 5 persons starting at about 1 PM. The devotees performing this have a choice of selecting which particular vehicle they want to see their God on, such as the Lion, the Elephant, The Eagle or Others. However, the Float festival that is celebrated during the Brahmotsavams is not included in this ceremony. It starts around 1:30PM in the afternoon. 

Dolotsavam

This festival is for those who wish to see Lord Venkateswara and his Consorts in all their regalia, on a tastefully decorated float amidst the waves of the sacred temple tank. This Utsavam is performed at Rs.750 per a family of 6 persons. 

Vasanthotsavam

Vasanthotsavam is the festival of colors. This is of 3 day duration starting in Mid-April or 1st fortnight of May. The Lord and HIS consorts "play" and the devotees also spray colors on them. It costs Rs.3000 per family of 10 persons, per day. On the scheduled day, the function starts at 2 PM in the afternoon 

English New Year Day

Lakhs of devotees throng the hill shrine to have darshan of the Lord on the New Year Day. The crowds begin to throng a couple of days before and continue for another two days after January 1 

Tourism Events

Rayalseema Food and Dance Festival

Held in - September - October Held to coincide with the Brahmostsavam of Lord Sri Venkateshwara of Tirupati. Artisans, craftsmen and weavers from all parts of the country take part while the food courts offer mouth-watering cuisine of Rayalseema. 

The Vijayanagar Festival at Chadragiri

Held in - October The historic Chandragiri fort near Tirupati (where a Sound & Light Show is held daily) stands testimony to the grandeur of the Vijayanagar rulers. This festival coincides with the annual Brahmotsavam at the Tirumala temple. The visitors who witness the most reputed musicians and dancers perform embark on a journey into the past. Through the Rayalseema Food Festival which is also held at the same time, the most traditional delicacies of the region are brought forth exclusively for the gourmet`s delight.

Devotional Activities

Tirupati Divotional Activities

Devotional Activities Performed: There are several devotional activities performed at the temple premises. 

Tonsuring (Getting your head shaved): The objective behind tonsuring is to demonstrate that he/she completely surrenders his/her ego at the feet of the Lord. Pilgrims can have their heads tonsured at the Kalyanakatta (opposite the Annanadanam Complex). There are seventeen sub-centers for tonsuring. Pilgrims can also request to be tonsured at the cottages where they are staying. 

Walking up the Hills: Many pilgrims walk up the hills to fulfill vows they have taken, for which Tirumala - Tirupati Devsthanam has constructed a walkway from Alipiri to Tirumala. It takes approximately three and a half hours to walk up the hill. 

Angapradakshinam: Angapradakshinam is when pilgrims lie prostrate, and then roll around the temple, chanting the Lord`s name. The objective is to show their devotion to the Lord, and thank Him for protecting them. It is performed in the Vimana Pradakshinam, one of the pathways around the temple.Pilgrims who wish to undertake the Angapradakshinam have to take a dip in the Swami Pushkarini, and reach the Main Temple Complex by 0200 hrs (through a special queue that starts from the PPC Sheds). 

Tulabharam: Tulabharam is offering one`s weight in coins or other items such as sugar, candy according to one`s vows to the Lord. Tulabharam is generally performed for children. Pilgrims can weigh their offerings in the temple complex. The coins can be deposited in the temple hundi and other items can be handed over to the temple authorities present. The queue for Tulabharam is the regular queue that starts from the Vaikuntham Queue Complex or PC Queue Complex. 

Niluvudopidi: Niluvudopidi is offering to the Lord the ornaments, etc., that one is wearing when one takes the vow. The objective is to sacrifice one`s belongings to the Lord, with the philosophy `what is mine is the Lord`s`.

Venkateswara Temple

Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati

About The Temple

The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. It is by the Lord’s presidency over Venkatachala, that He has received the title, Venkateswara (Lord of the Venkata Hill). He is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills.
The temple has its origins in Vaishnavism, an ancient sect which advocates the principles of equality and love, and prohibits animal sacrifice. The sanctum sanctorum which houses the awe-inspiring idol of the Lord of the Seven Hills is situated in the main temple complex of Tirumala. The temple of Sri Venkateswara has acquired unique sanctity in Indian religious lore. The Sastras, Puranas, Sthala Mahatyams and Alwar hymns unequivocally declare that, in the Kali Yuga, one can attain mukti, only by worshipping Venkata Nayaka or Sri Venkateswara. The benefits acquired by a piligrimage to Venkatachala are mentioned in the Rig Veda and Asthadasa Purana. The temple has its origins in Vaishnavism, an ancient sect which advocates the principles of equality and love, and prohibits animal sacrifice.

Weather

Weather at Tirupati

Summer Temperature: Min 35° C; Max: 45°C
Winter Temperature: Min 10°C; Max 18°C
Best Time to Visit: October to February

The region experiences tropical climate round the year.

Summers: The summer season lasts from March to June with a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. The temperature is on its peak during the two months i.e. the months of May and June. Even the nights during these months are very warm. 

Monsoon: Monsoon showers begin around the end of June or beginning of July and last till end of September. The region does not receive a heavy shower but the heat is reduced to some extent. With the beginning of October the weather also begins to become pleasant. 

Winters: The winters in Tirupati begin from the month of November and lasts till February. The temperature is not freezing cold. The maximum temperature during the winters is around 180 C. The nights are cooler as compared to the nights. The winter season (around October to February) is the best time to visit holy place.

Tourist Offices

Tourist Offices in Tirupati

Regional Tourist Information Bureau
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
T.P. Area
Near T.T.D 3rd Choultry 

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Corporation (TTDC),
Information Service
Central Reception
R.R. Office

Useful Facts

Triputi Useful Facts

  • Location – Chittoor district
  • State – Andhra Pradesh
  • Climate – Hot and Humid
  • Temperature - Max -45 C, Min -10 C
  • Languages – Tamil, Telgu, English
  • Best Time to Visit – September to February
  • Main Festivals – 10 days of Brahmotsavam, Gregorian new-year day.
  • Attractions – Venkateshwara temple, Varahaswamy temple, Tiruchanur
  • Nearest Airport – Tirupati airport (15 kms)Nearest Railway station – Tirupati, Reningunta (15 kms)
  • STD Code - 0877
  • Pin Code - 517501 

Things to remember

Language –Tamil, Telgu & English

  • Avoid -Guides and touts Practitioners of black magic People circulating chain letters, asking the receiver to send a certain
  • Photography- not allowed in the temple premises
  • Donations – Only in temple - Take a receipt - No gift to the priests and temple workers
  • ATM - almost all bank atms.
  • Locker facility 
  • Reservations—can get it done at central reception office building at TTD for both railway and buses
  • Vehicle breakdown—provided by tollgates round the clock.
  • Avoid excessive luggage
  • Take care of your belongings
  • Keep important numbers handy.
  • Should book all the Seva’s, Rooms, etc in advance.
  • The free toilets in the Tirumala area are clean, and very well maintained. 
  • The entire area is a no smoking and no alcohol zone.
  • The temple uses fingerprinting technology to identify the people who would perform the various Seva’s
  • Gadgets like phones, cameras, calculators I pods etc are not allowed inside the temple.
  • Collect your Sudarsanam token only from TTD-run counters. Tokens issued by others are not valid.
  • Keep the token tied to your wrist till you finish darshan.
  • Do not exchange tokens.
Holiday Checklist

Tirupati holiday checklist

Those hills, rivers, water falls, send tempting vibes!!! While you have made up your mind on these holidays, set aside all your temptations and quickly take a fleeting glance at the things-you-do prior to your travel date. Here is the list 

Before leaving your house

  • Empty your letter box
  • Fix up security for your house or ask some one to look after
  • Water your plants and ask some one to take care of it
  • Ask your newspaper vendor and milkman to stop supply
  • Clear out the fridge.
  • Switch off the electric appliances
  • Empty out kitchen, waste/dust-bin and kitchen area
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Recharge your mobile or carry coupons
  • Carry traveller’s cheque or ATM cards
  • Pay all due bills
  • Turn off gas/water/
  • Call up the taxi driver/railway station/hotels and other important numbers to confirm and re-confirm
  • Rail Tickets and travel documents should be checked twice 

Packing your luggage

  • Woollen/cotton clothing
  • Extra towels
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Night wears
  • Raincoats
  • Wrappers
  • Bath robes
  • Jumper and track suits 

Equipment

  • Battery Charger
  • Camera
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Charger
  • Torch/Emergency Light
  • Headphones 

Miscellaneous

  • Brochures or holiday book
  • Sunglasses
  • Sewing kit
  • Important stationary(scissors, tape and glue)
  • Film rolls and digital chargers
  • Ear Plugs
  • Watch
  • Umbrellas
  • Address Book
  • Shoulder bags/ Safety pins
  • Important Telephone Addresses/Travel Consultant
  • Few non perishable eatables
  • Medicines
  • Books / magazines to read
  • Binocular 

Essential Documents

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Diving License
  • Maps/ directions(when in car)
  • Itinerary/Directions
  • Photocopies of documents
  • Traveller’s Cheque
  • Passport/Visas (For travelling abroad)
  • ID Cards 

Health/Hygiene

  • Small First Aid kit
  • Sickness Pill
  • Mosquito and insect repellent
  • Vitamin and medications
  • Pain Killers/Balm
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Anti-infection lotion Toiletries
Local Holidays

Tirupati Local Holidays

Andhra Pradesh Holidays List
Occasion Date
Muharram January 1
Bhogi January 13
Sankranti/Pongal January 14
Republic Day January 26
Mahasivaratri February 23
Milad-un-Nabi March 10
Holi March 11
Ugadi March 27
Sri Ramanavami April 3
Good Friday April 10
B.R. Ambedkar’s Brthday April 14
Sri Krishna Janmashtami August 14
Independence Day August 15
Ramzan September 21
Durgashtami September 26
Vijayadasami September 28
Gandhi Jayanti October 2
Deepavali October 17
Bakrid November 28
Christmas December 25
Bank and ATMs

Tirupati Banks ATM

ICICI Bank in Tirupati

V V Mahal Rd,
Nr Yamaha Showroom,
Tirupathi - 517501 

HDFC Banks in Tirupati

House No. 10 - 14 -575 / A3,
Mosque Road ( V V Mahal Road ), Tirupathi 

Citi Bank

Ram Bagicha -2,
Temple Premises,
Tirumala, Tirupathi - 517504

P.B. No 3. No 15 and 16,
Netaji Road, Tirupathi - 517501

Ward No.1, Door no. 1-5-536,
Balaji Colony, Tirupathi - 517502 

State Bank Of India in Tirupati

Near Annadana Choultry,
Tirumala, Tirupathi - 517504

Tilak Road, Tirupathi - 5175

SV University Campus,
Tirupathi - 517502

Khadi Colony Junction,
Near Sv Grameena Bank,
Tilak Road, Tirupathi - 517501 

Andhra Bank in Tirupati

Vaikuntham Q Complex,
Tirumala, Tirupathi