General Information about Tirupati
Tirupati is famed for the shrine on the Seven Hills of
Tirumala dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.The town of Tirupati
is one of the most ancient and sacred pilgrimage spots in
India. The hill near the temple is called ‘Tirumala’ or the
“sacred hill.” The temple is said to be the busiest in the
world and the Brahmotsavam is undoubtedly celebrated for its
oriental pomp and pageantry in September every year.
Attractions In & Around
Getting in, Around & Away
Tirupati airport is about 15 kms. from the city.
There are direct flights from Hyderabad, Vijayawada,
Bangalore and Chennai.
Tirupati is the nearest railway station. The
city is well connected to all the cities of India.
Tourist Information Center
Tourist Information Centers [Government]
Regional Tourist Information Bureau,
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, T.P. Area, Near 3rd Choultry,
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Corporation (TTDC),
Information Service, Central Reception, R.R. Office,
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Information Centre,
G.D. Somani Memorial High School,
Cuffe Parade, Colaba,
BEST TIME TO VISIT
September to February
Summer - Max: 43 Min: 22
Winter - Max: 32 Min: 14
Tirupati experiences Tropical climate and is usually hot
round the year. But on the Tirumala hills it is quite cool
PLACE TO SEE
[The Great Geological Arch]
During excavations in the 1980's on a mound of earth in the
jungles 1 km. North of the temple where it was believed that
some information lied buried about the Lord's transformation
into rock, a very rare phenomenon of two different sets of
rocks connected together in the form of a thin link was
found. This formation is known to exist.
elsewhere only at the 4 fingers of Texas and somewhere in
Australia. This is pretty small in size relatively but what
makes it unique and astounding is that nowhere in rock
formations known to exist on the Indian soil have been found
to be of this type and also, the height of The Lord confirms
exactly to the distance of the pinnacle of the arch from the
foot of the same! Also, two other formations excavated along
with resemble the celestial conch and the discus that are
the Lord's possessions. These have not been carved even
remotely. They are formed naturally very mysterious indeed!
This geological arch is a very rare spectacle in the world.
This arch (older than the Jurassic age) is 25ft in length,
l0ft in height. Pilgrims must make it a point to visit this
wonder of the world during their Tirumala trip. No buses are
available. A private vehicle or a 20-minute walk from Sri
Varahaswamy Temple brings you here
The Ashthana Mandapam or Sadas Hall is an auditorium near
the main temple complex. Cultural events are held here.
the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, located about
12 kms from Tirupati. Chandragiri Fort is a living testimony
to the greatness of the Vijayanagara Empire housing palaces
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