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15 May 2002

Tirupati

Reputed to be one of the oldest and most venerated holy shrines of the Hindus, Tirupati is the abode of Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji).  The main temple is ensconced in the seven hills - Tirumala (13 Km.) and the town at the foothill is known as Tirupati.

 

Map picture
Lord Sri Venkateshwara

PLACES OF INTEREST


At Tirupati :Govindarajaswamy Temple, Kapila Theertham (2 Km.), Kodandaramaswamy Temple, and the Padmavati Temple at Tiruchanur (5 km.).
At Tirumala : Akasanganga(3 km.), Lord Venkateswara Temple, Papanasanam(8 km.), Perumallapalli (8 km.), Sila Thoranam- One of the rare geographical arch in the world;  Swami Pushkarni (Temple Tank).

EXCURSIONS

Chandragiri (11 Km.): A fort said to have been built in 1000 AD. APTDC organises a Sound & Light Show at the Fort. English Show Timings: 2000-2045 hrs. (Mar-Oct.) & 1930-2015 hrs. (Nov.-Feb.). Entry Fee: Rs.20/- (Adult), Rs.10/- (Child);

Kalyani Dam (18 Km.): A beautiful reservoir from where water is supplied to Tirupati and Tirumala. There is a Travellers Bungalow under the control of P.W.D.; Narayanavanam (36 Km.): The importance of this village is due to it's big temple dedicated to Lord Kalyana Venkateswaraswamy.  It is believed that the marriage of  Lord Venkateswara with goddess Padmavathi took place here; Kalahasti(37 Km.): This picturesque religious centre is famous for its temple dedicated to Vayu (The Wind God). 

ACCOMMODATION

Devasthanam Guest House. Resvn: Executive Officer, Sri Kalahastiswara - Swamy Devasthanam; Kailasanathakona (43 Km.): These waterfalls are situated in the   Nagari Hills.  The water here is said to be rich in minerals and possesses curative properties; Nagalapuram (65 km.): Nagalapuram is known for the Vedanarayanaswamy Temple.  An annual festival (Surya Puja) is held in March when the sun's rays fall on the feet, naval and forehead of the deity at different times of the day.

GENERAL INFORMATION  

Tirupati

Tirumala Hills

Area

7 Sq.Km.

4 Sq.Km.

Altitude

150 Metres

860 Metres.

Temperature

Max/Min

Max/Min

Summer

43.0/22.3 oC

40.0/22.0 oC

Winter

32.0/14.9 oC

30.0/13.0 oC

Rainfall

7 cm (avg)

9.9 cm (avg)

STD Code

08574

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

Air        :  The nearest airport is Tirupati (28 Km) connected by Indian Airlines with Hyderabad. Fare : Mumbai-Tirupati (via Hyderabad): Rs.6445/-
Rail        :  Tirupati is directly connected by rail with Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai, etc. and via Renigunta with Mumbai, Pune,  Fare :Mumbai -Tirupati :IInd A/c:Rs.1583/-  IInd class:Rs.369/-.
Road        :  Tirupati is well connected by road with Bangalore 228 Km., Chennai 162 Km., Chittoor 50 Km., Horsley Hills 144 Km., Hyderabad 538 Km.,  Kalahasti 37 Km., Lepakshi 379 Km., Renigunta 11 Km., Sri Sailam 420 Km. Tiruthani 66 Km. and Vijayawada 380 Km.
Local Transport: APSRTC operates regular bus services from Tirupati to Tirumala almost every five minutes from 0330 hrs. to 2300 hrs. Tourist  taxis, auto-rickshaws cycle-rickshaws and city bus services are available.

CONDUCTED TOURS


APSTDC conducts  tour of the local temples in and around Tirupati. Timings:1000 to 1730 hrs. (Daily). Fare: Rs.150/-(Adult) & Rs.120/-(Child).

 

ACCOMMODATION

(* Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
                                                            Single        Double
*Hotel Bliss***  Renigunta Road, Tel:21650. Fax: 20657

                                        A/c              Rs. 775-1150/-   Rs.925-1675/-
                                    Non A/c            Rs. 475-850/-       Rs.550-1300/-
*Guestline Hotel & Resorts***  Karakambadi Rd,  Tel: 28800 / 28868. Fax: 27774. 

                                                               Rs.1000/-     Rs.1300/-   

*Hotel Mayura***   T.P. Area, Tel:25925, Fax: 25911.

                                                    A/c.        ---        Rs.925-975/- 
                                                Non A/c.    ---              Rs.550/-

*Bhimas Deluxe Hotel**  Car Street, Tel: 25521. Fax: 25471.

                                                   A/c        Rs.675/-          Rs.700-800/-
*Hotel Bhimas Paradise**        Renigunta Road, Tel:25747. Fax: 25568   

                                                   A/c.             ---                    Rs. 850/-
                                                   Non A/c.    ---                    Rs. 450/-       

*Hotel Sindhuri Park**     119, T.P. Area, Tel:56430. Fax: 56438.

                                                         A/c                        Rs.810-1440/-

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.150/- to Rs.350/- for single and from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 600/- for double rooms.
Hotel Amaravathy, T.P. Area, Tel: 25017; Hotel Apsara, Opp. APSRTC Bus Stand, Tel: 25043/25292; Hotel Bhima's Annexe, Car Street, Tel:20766; Hotel Balaji Bhavan, Railway Station Road, Tel: 22004; Sri Jayasyom Lodge, G. Car street, Tel: 22329; Shri Krishna Lodge, Nehru St., Tel: 20694; Hotel Mamata, T.P. Area, Tel: 20923; Hotel Oorvasi International, Renigunta Road, Tel: 20202; Hotel Prasanth, 128, T.P. Area, Tel: 20695/20537; Hotel Seven Hills, T.P. Area, Tel: 20167; Hotel Vikram, 207, T.P. Area, Tel: 25433 and Hotel Vishnupriya, Tel: 25060.

Other Accommodation
1. Sri Padmavati Guest House, Chittoor Road, Tirupati,(Rs.200- 300).
2. Sri Venkateswara Guest House, Near Rly Stn., Tirupati, Tel: 25144 (Rs.100/-)
3. Sri Venkateswara Dharamsala, Opp. Rly Stn., Tirupati,  Tel: 20103. (Rs.50-100/-).
4.TTD Guest House, Alipiri, Tirupati, Tel: 30080 (Rs.75/- per Suite).
5.TTD Cottages, Tirumala, Tel: 24433. (Rs.100/-)
6. Hill View Half Cottages, H.V.D.C. Suite, Varahaswamy Guest House, Rambagicha  
    Guest House, Tirumala (Rs.100/- each).
7. Sri Venkateswara Guest House, Tirumala, (Rs.100-1000/-)
8. Sri Padmavathi Guest House, Tirumala, (Rs.500-2000/-).
    Resvn : The Asst. Exec.Officer (Reception), TTD, Tirumala, Tel:22029/27993.
9. Hotel Mayura Sapthagiri, (K.S.T.D.C.)Tirumala, Tel:77285. (Rs.200/-),
    Resvn:The Manager, K.S.T.D.C., Badami House, Bangalore. Tel: 2275883.
10. Hill View Guest House (APTDC), Tirupati, Tel: 22494.

 

 

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES


1. Regional Tourist Info. Bureau, Govt. of A.P.,T.P. Area,  Tirupati. Tel: 55386. Fax:56877.    

2. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), Information Service, Central Reception R.R. Office, Tirupati. Tel:22029,27933, 77777. 3. TTD Info. Centre, G.D.Somani Memorial High School, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. Tel: 2187171.4. A.P. Tourism Info. Center, 232, General Assurance Bldg., Dr.D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai. Tel:2072245.

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