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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tirupati (Andhara Pradesh)

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaTirupati and Tirumala are places well known all over India. Sri Venkateshwara, the presiding deity of Tirumalaor engadam, is revered by lakhs of people all over the country who visit His famous temple throughout the year, traveling long distances. The chief centers of pilgrimage are Sri Venkateshwara's temple on the Tirumala hill, the shrine of Govindaraja in the town of Tirupati and the shrine of Padmavati, situated in Tiruchanur, three miles to the south of Tirupati. Of minor temples, mention may be made of the Kapileshwara temple at Kapilatirtham, the Rama temple in the town of Tirupati and the Parasareshvara temple at Jogi- allavaram, situated a furlong to the west of Tiruchanur. The Hill on which the temple of Sri Venkateshwara stands popularly known as Venkatachalam is low and surrounded by many hills of an altitude, as is the case with the hill on which is located the Mallikarjuna temple

Of Srisailam, The hill to the north is 3426' high, the height to the east is 2750' high, the hill to the south is 2920' high and the hill to the southeast is 3620' high. There are five well-known paths leading to the Temple. Of them, two routes start from the town of Tirupati, the stepped pathway, seven miles long and the motor road, twelve miles long. The third route is from Chandragiri. The fourth starts from the Mamandur Railway station and the fifth pass by Nagapatla.


General Information

* Area: Tirumala Hills- 26.97 Sq. kms
* Altitude: Triupati - 150 metres
* Population: Approx. 1,560,000
* Temparature (°C): Summer: Max. 43, Min 22.3 Winter: Max. 32, Min 14.0
* Main Languages : Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English
* Season: Throughout the Year Throughout the Year

WHAT TO SEE

* Govindarajaswamy Temple
* Kapilathiraham
* Kodandaraswamy Temple
* Padmavati temple

EXCURSIONS

* Chandragiri (11 km)
* Kalahasthi (37 km)
* Kalyani Dam (18 km)
* Narayana Vanam (36 km)
* Kailesanathakona ( 43 km)
* Nagalapuram (65 km)
* Horsley hills (145 km)
* Kanchipuram (112 km)
* Perumallapalli (8 km)

HOW TO GET THERE?

Air: Tirupati is connected by Vayudoot Services with Hyderabad

Rail: Tirupati is connected by rail with Hyderabad, Madras, Madurai, Puri etc.

Road: Tirupati is well connected by road to Ahobolam-272 km, Bangalore-248 km, Horsley Hill-145 km, Hyderabad-617 km, Kalahasti-36 km, Lepakshi-379 km, Madras-151 km, Srisailam-436 km, Vijayawada-380 km, Renigunta-55 km etc.

Bus Services: There are regular bus services between Tirupati and Hyderabad, Bangalore, Madras, Mysore, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Kanyakumari, Hassan, Vijayawada, Srisailam, Hindupur, Guntur, Madanpalle, Kurnool, Cuddapah, Renigunta, Puttaparthi, etc.

Local: Tourist Taxis, Unmetered Taxis, Rickshaws, City bus services, Transport and buses on hire are available.

3 comments:

viji said...
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viji said...

Hi Sir/Madam,

I am planning to take 18 members from my family i just wanted to book tickets for them is there any way so that i can book on oct 18/19 2008

suresh said...

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