Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days

Base Station: Tirupati

Nearest City to Tirupati: Tirupati, Chennai (134 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Tirupati: October to March

Peak Season: April to May & September to December

State: Andhra Pradesh | District: Chittoor

Tirupati Weather: Summer: Maximum - 45°C & Minimum - 22°C
Winter: Maximum - 28°C & Minimum - 15°C

At a distance of 71 km from Chittoor, 413 km from Vijayawada, 556 km from Hyderabad, 763 km from Vizag, 134 km from Chennai and 259 km from Bangalore, Tirupati is a pilgrimage city in the extreme southeast of the state of AP in Chittoor district. It is often referred as a synonym to Tirumala (called as Tirumala Tirupati) which is a sacred temple town famous for Sri Venkateswara Temple also known as Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple. Lord Venkateswara is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Tirupati along with Chandragiri is an ideal Chennai getaways for a two day trip.

Tirupati is one of the most ancient and sacred pilgrimage sites in India. Tirumala, the home of Lord Venkateswara is at a distance of 22 km from Tirupati. However, Tirupati is the town and transport hub to Tirumala at the bottom of the hill. The initial temple at Tirumala was built by the Tamil king Thondaimaan. The Pallavas of Kanchipuram (9th century), Cholas of Tanjore (10th century), Pandyas of Mathura and Vijayanagara Kings (14th & 15th centuries) regularly visited the temple and contributed largely to the temple. Especially, Sri Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagara Empire contributed a lot to the temple.

Spread over an area of 450 square kilometers, at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, Tirupati offers a magnificent religious and natural delight to devotees and tourists. Apart from Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, Varahaswami temple, Tiruchanur temple of Goddess Padmavati, Govindaraja temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Avanakshamma temple, ISKCON Lord Krishna Temple etc. are the important temples in Tirupati. The Kapila Theertham is a place of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva, Parasurameswara Temple in Gudimallam, Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Kanipakam, Srikalahasti and Talakona Falls are the interesting places around Tirupati to be visited.

Tirupati is also known for its fairs and festivals. The biggest festival though is the Brahmotsavam, the Vijayanagara Festival held at Chandragiri Fort and the Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival are some of the other attractions of the temple town. The Gangamma Jatra held for a week in May is another important festival here. It is held at the Tataiah Gunta Gangamma temple in Tirupati and is known for its unusual rituals.

Renigunta is the nearest airport (15 km Tirupati) which serves direct flights from Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai as well as Bangalore. Tirupati Railway Station is well connected with Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, Kakinada, Nagercoil, Kolkata, Pondicherry, Jammu, Bangalore, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Vizag, Mangalore, Gujarat, Kochi and Jharkhand. Buses are available from Tirupati to the adjacent cities like Chennai, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Vizag, Bangalore, Vijayawada, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Mysore and Hyderabad.

The best time to visit Tirupati is from October to March while the Peak Season is April to May & September to December. Usually it takes 1-2 days to visit major places in and around Tirupati.

Internet Availability: Very Good
STD Code: 0877
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Tamil, English, Hindi
Major Festivals: Tiruchanur Brahmotsavas (Nov)


By Air

Nearest Airport: Tirupati - Tirupati Airport - Renigunta (15 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Tirupati Railway Station (0 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Tirupati Bus Station (1 Kms)



At a distance of 1 km from Tirupati Railway Station & 22 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple is one of the important temples in Tirupati, located in the heart of the city. It is one of the best places to visit in Tirupati city.

The original temple had Sri Parthasarathi as the main deity. Sri Ramanuja added the Sri Govindaraja deity in 1130 AD. Yadavaraya Dynasty made several gifts for decoration of the chariot and carrying necessary repairs of the temple. The temple came in for greater importance in 1506 AD during the rule of Vijayanagara Dynasty and from then onwards different rulers in a different way developed the temple.

This famous temple in Tirupathi is a remarkable achievement of the ancient south Indian architecture. It has an impressive outer gopura and an inner gopura. The inner most gopura is the earliest one, dating from the 14th century and has carvings that depict scenes from Ramayana and Lord Krishna's life. The temple has two .....

Pilgrimage | Waterfall

At a distance of 4 km from Tirupati Railway Station & 25 km from Tirumala Tirupati Temple of Lord Venkateswara, Kapila Theertham is a famous waterfall situated inside Kapileswara Swamy Temple at the foot of Sheshadri Hills in Tirupati. This is a unique waterfall where the water of mountain streams drop from a height of over 100 feet into a large pond in the temple premises. It is one of the must visit tourist places in Tirupati and a major pilgrimage site in Tirupati city.

Kapila Theertham temple is the only Shiva temple in the vicinity of Tirupati. It is also said to be one of the 108 sacred teerthas (springs) on Tirumala hills. The Siva lingam here is made of brass. A huge stone statue of a seated bull Nandhi, greets devotees at the entrance to the temple.

According to legend, Saint Kapila Maharishi was said to have lived here, worshipped and meditated in the cave in front of the .....


At a distance of 5 km from Tirupati Railway Station & 27 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Tiruchanur also called as Alimelumangapuram is famous for Alimelu Manga Temple dedicated to goddess Padmavati, the consort of Lord Venkateswara. It is believed that pilgrimage to Tirumala is incomplete without a visit to Sri Padmavati Ammavari Temple at Tiruchanur.

According to ancient scripts, as Lord Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala was not easily accessible, a new temple called Tiruvalan Koil was constructed at Tiruchanur near Tirupathi to house Lord Venkateswara in 8th century by Pallavas. The temple was later dedicated to Padmavati Devi by Yadava Rayas in 12th century.

According to the legend, Lord Vishnu showed his reverence towards the sage Bhrigu, even though the sage had insulted Vishnu. In anger, Sri Maha Lakshmi immersed herself for 12 years here in pushkarini the banks of Swarnamukhi River and emerged from it in a Golden .....


At a distance of 12 km from Tirupati, 3 km from Chandragiri & 29 km from Tirumala Tirupati Temple of Lord Venkateswara, Srinivasa Mangapuram is famous for Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple. This is one of the important temples near Tirupati town and is located towards Chandragiri town. It is one of the must visit Tirupati Temples

The ancient temple at this site was discovered by some devotees in 1540 CE. The present form of the temple came into existence by the relentless efforts of Chinna Thirumalaiyya, the grandson of Annamacharya. According to legend, Lord Venkateswara stayed here after his marriage with Sri Padmavati Devi. Once the marriage ceremony got over, Venkateswara paid a visit to the holy ashram of sage Agasthya located near the banks of the river Swarnamukhi in Chandragiri Hills. It is believed that sage Agasthya requested them to stay in his ashram for six months. Later, the location where the Lord stayed with his bride became a holy shrine and acquired the name, .....

Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 15 km from Tirupati, 33 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, 147 km from Chennai, 238 km from Bangalore & 574 km from Hyderabad, Chandragiri is an ancient town and the seat of Yadavaraya Kings from 11th to 13th centuries and fourth capital of Vijayanagar Dynasty. Chandragiri along with Tirupati is one of the ideal Chennai weekend getaways and a major heritage / historical site in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the prime Tourist places in Tirupati town.

Chandragiri near Tirupati is famous for the historical fort, built in the 11th century. Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadavaraya Dynasty for about three centuries and came into control of Vijayanagar rulers in 1367. It came into prominence during Saluva Narasimha Rayalu. Chandragiri was the 4th capital of Vijayanagar Empire and they shifted their capital here when Golconda .....


At a distance of 22 km from Tirupati, 87 km from Chittoor, 435 km from Vijayawada, 574 km from Hyderabad, 785 km from Vizag, 155 km from Chennai and 271 km from Bangalore, Tirumala, located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, is one of the most famous pilgrimage centers India. Tirumala Temple is the richest and most visited temple (of any faith) in the world. Tirumala is commonly referred as Tirupati by devotees, but they are 22 km apart and the sacred Balaji Temple is situated in Tirumala.

Tirumala, adobe of Sri Venkateswara (also known as Balaji - an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centers in India and it attracts millions of devotees every year. The Tirumala Temple is situated atop the Tirumala Hills which consists of seven peaks known as Sapthagiri at an altitude of 3,200 feet. The seven peaks .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 20 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): 1-2 Days


At a distance of 37 km from Tirupati, 113 km from Chennai, 291 km from Bangalore, 375 km from Vijayawada and 552 km from Hyderabad, Srikalahasti, popularly known as Kalahasti is one of the ancient and most important Shiva Kshetras situated in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Srikalahasti is famous for Srikalahasteeswara Temple (referred as Srikalahasti Temple) built in 10th century. The entire temple was carved out of the side of a huge stone hill. Srikalahasti is among ideal weekend getaways from Chennai city for a two day trip.

Srikalahasti got its name from three words - 'Sri' meaning a spider, 'Kala' meaning a serpent and Hasti meaning an elephant, as these three creatures are believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva at this place and attained salvation. It is located on the banks of the River Swarnamukhi, which is a tributary to River Pennar, one of .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 35 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

At a distance of 49 km from Bakarapet, 64 km from Tirupati, 120 km from Horsley Hills, 192 km from Chennai, 241 km from Bangalore and 89 km from Chittoor, Talakona Falls are situated in Sri Venkateswara National Park near Nerabailu Village of Yerravari Mandal of Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. The gorgeous waterfall falling deep into a valley from a height of around 270 feet makes it the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the ideal getaways from Chennai & Bangalore for a day trip.

The waterfalls are placed amidst dense forest surrounded by natural beauty and greenery. It is believed that the water of Talakona Falls is enriched with herbs with healing powers. Talakona was declared as Bio-Sphere Reserve in 1990 because of wide variety of plant species present in the region. In this forest, one can find variety of endangered species like sambar, porcupine, cheetal, golden .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 49 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): Full Day


At a distance of 71 km from Tirupati, 13 km from Chittoor, 175 km from Chennai, 181 km from Bangalore, 50 km from Vellore, 59 km from Sripuram, 420 km from Coimbatore and 575 km from Hyderabad, Kanipakam is a village and pilgrimage center located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This place is famous for the Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple (Kanipakam Temple), which has an idol that grows in size. This is one of the ideal weekend getaways near Bangalore & Chennai for a day trip and a major pilgrimage site in Andhra Pradesh.

This village lies close to Karnataka & Tamil Nadu border on the banks of Bahuda River. The temple was constructed in the 11th century by Chola king Kulothunga Chola I and was expanded further in 1336 by Vijayanagara Kings. Kanipakam temple is a rare temple with a self-manifestation (swayambhu) idol of Lord Ganesha.

The striking feature of the idol is that it is .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 62 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day


At a distance of 2 kms from Tirupati Railway Station & 24 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Kodandarama Swami Temple is situated in the heart of Tirupati town. The presiding deities are Sita, Rama and Lakshmana.

This temple was constructed by the Cholas in 10th century AD. The temple of Anjaneyaswami, which is directly opposite, is a mini shrine situated in the temple complex. According to legend, this temple commemorates the visit of Sri Rama to Tirupathi. The festivals of Ugadi and Sri Ramanavami are celebrated in this temple on a grand scale.

Every year the temple celebrates the Brahmotsavams to the Lord Sri Rama.

Timings: Not Available


At a distance of 12 km from Tirupati, 3 km from Chandragiri & 29 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Agastheeswara Temple is located in Mukkoti at the confluence of three rivers, Swarnamukhi, Bhima and Kalyani.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple has three beautifully sculptured entrances that heighten the grandeur of the hall inside. A separate shrine for Goddess Parvati is also located with in the temple. Just opposite the shrine in the middle of the river is a mandap on which the statues of Lord Venkateswara, Ayyappa and Ganapati have been installed. A small shrine dedicated to Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Anjaneya is located near the tank.


At a distance of 18 km from Tirupati & 40 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, the Prasanna Venkateswara Swami Temple is located at Appalayagunta.

The idols of Goddess Padmavathi and Sri Andal are also seen in this ancient temple. The temple was constructed by the Rajas of Karvetinagar. The temple also houses a shrine for Anjaneya. The imposing mammoth image of the wind-god is worshipped by devotees for relief from 'Chronic Diseases'. The presiding deity in this temple, unlike in the main temple, is in the Abhaya Hastha pose.

The annual Brahmotsavams and Teppotsavam are celebrated in a grand manner.

Lake & Backwaters | Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 20 Kms from Tirupati & 38 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Kalyani Dam is a picturesque dam constructed on the River Kalyani. The dam is situated in the Rangampet forest on Tirupathi-Madanapallee Road. This beautiful dam is the main source of water supply for Tirupati and Tirumalai.

The surroundings of the dam are beautiful and offers wonderful experience to the visitors.


At a distance of 38 Kms from Tirupati, Narayanavanam is famous fro Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple. This is the place where Lord Venkateswara got married to Sri Padmavathi Devi.

The temple complex also includes separate shrines for Sri Padmavathi Temple, Sri Andal Temple, Sri Sita Rama Lakshmana Temple, and Sri Ranganayakula Temple.

Giri Pradakshina is one of the important festivals conducted during the end of Sankranthi, once a year, with the idols of Sri Parasareswaraswami and Sri Champakavalli Ammavaru, and Sri Agastheeswaraswami and Sri Markathavalli Ammavaru. Navarathri festival and annual Brahmotsavams are celebrated here.

Few other temples of Narayanavanam include Sorakaya Swami temple, Parasareswara Swami temple, Renuka Parameswari temple, Aghastheswar Swami temple, Avanaksh Amma temple, Venugopala Swami Temple, Skanda Pushka Rani, etc.


At a distance of 13 km from Puttur, 25 km from Nagari, 46 km from Tirupati, 92 km from Chennai, 76 from Chittoor, 86 km from Kanipakam, 85 km from kanchipuram and 110 km from Vellore, Kailasakona Waterfalls are a natural perennial waterfall in the valley of Nagari hills in Chittoor District. The water originates from the split in a mass rock.

The height of the waterfalls is about 30 meters and it cascades down into a small pond below the rock. The water here is crystal clear having considerable mineral values & medicinal powers and can heal ailments. The tourists are not allowed to go uphill to the top of the falls.

There is a small temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati near the waterfall. According to the legend, Lord Kailasanatheswara Swamy came down to earth to attend the marriage of Lord Venkateswara Swami with Goddess Padmavathi at Narayanavanam which is 9 km from Kailasakona falls. Lord Kailasanatheswara was impressed with the .....


At a distance of 46 Kms from Tirupati, Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is located in Karvetinagaram near Puttur. The Lord here is accompanied by Rukmini and Satyabhama.

This temple was maintained by the Narayanavanam rulers in the olden days. It also houses a shrine with monolithic idols of Sita, Rama, Lakshmana and Anjaneya.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM


At a distance of 53 Kms from Tirupati, the Kashi Vishweshwaras Temple is located in the Bugga Agraharam village. The temple is on the banks of Kushasthali River.

The main deities are Sri Kasi Vishweshwara, Sri Annapurna Devi, Sri Kamakshi Devi, and Venkateswara accompanied by Sridevi & Bhudevi.

The important annual festivals in the temple are Maha Shivaratri and Kartika Somavaramu (first Monday in the month of Karthika).


At a distance of 65 Kms from Tirupati & 30 Kms from Puttur, Sri Veda Narayana Temple is situated in Nagalapuram. The temple is a fine specimen of the Vijayanagar architecture.

It is believed that Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, in the form of Matsya, killed the rakshasa (demon) Somakudu here, and retrieved the Vedas from the latter. The shrine houses an image of the Matsya form of Vishnu accompanied by Sri Devi and Bhu Devi on either side. Sun worship is an important aspect at this temple. Every year in the month of March the rays of the Sun pass through the Gopurarn entrance for three days and fall on the idol in the central sanctum, and this is considered as an act of adoration by the Sun.

The temple is said to have been constructed by Sri Krishna Devaraya in 15th century, the Vijayanagar emperor at the behest of his mother. It is a fine specimen of the Vijayanagara style of architecture. The idol here holds the Sudarsana Chakra in prayoga (ready for release).


At a distance of 13 km from Arakkonam, 44 km from Kanchipuram, 86 km from Chennai and 65 km from Tirupati, Thiruthani is a holy town located in Tiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu and is famous for the Murugan Temple. This temple is one among the six Padai Veedus (Battle Grounds) of Lord Murugan, other five are Palani, Swamimalai, Tirupparangunram, Pazhamudircholai and Thiruchendur. This place represents the site where Subramanya stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman.

Tiruttani is also said to be the place where the Lord Subramanya married Valli - one of his two consorts. This temple has been mentioned in the Sangam period work Tirumurugaatruppadai composed by Nakkeerar. According to legend, Devayani, daughter of Indra married Lord Murugan and was presented Indra's elephant Airavatam as part of his dowry offering. Upon Airavatam's departure Indra found his wealth waning. Lord Subramanya is said to have offered to return the white elephant, however Indra refused to accept a .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 65 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

At a distance of 16 km from Nagalapuram town, 44 km from Puttur, 87 km from Chennai, 78 km from Tirupati, 107 km from Chittoor, 130 km from Vellore, 120 km from Kanipakam & 288 km from Bangalore, Nagalapuram is a small historical town located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Nagalapuram is famous for two things, one is Sri Vedanarayana Swamy Temple and the other one is Nagalapuram falls trekking (also known as Saddhi Koodu Madugu). This is one of the popular sites for trekking near Chennai and also among ideal weekend getaways around Chenani for a two day trip.

Sri Vedanarayana temple is grand shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is said to have been built by Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagar Empire in remembrance of his mother Nagala Devi, after whom the town is named. The temple reflects the Vijayanagara architectural and the main deity idol is facing west. The sanctum sanctorum has Vedanarayana Swamy with his consort's Sridevi .....

Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

At a distance of 29 km from Tada, 45 km from Srikalahasti, 85 km from Tirupati, 92 km from Chennai, 130 km from Nellore and 156 km from Chittoor, Tada falls or Ubbalamadugu Falls is situated in Varadaiahpalem mandal of Chittoor district. It is situated on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and is an ideal place for trekking near Chennai for a day trip.

The falls are located in a dense forest called Siddulaiah Kona. The falls are located within the Kambakam hills and are a popular destination for trekking, climbing and picnicking. The terrain that surrounds the falls includes rocky hill formations and lush forests interspersed with a number of streams.

To reach the falls visitors have go through the Varadaiahpalem village, about 12 km from Tada falls. There is only 7 km rugged path and the remaining distance has to be trekked through. SUVs or vehicles with high ground clearance are best suited to reach the trekking .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 85 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): Full Day


At a distance of 95 Kms from Tirupati and 53 Kms from Kadapa, Tallapaka in Kadapa district is the birth place of the most famous 15th century Telugu Saint Annamaacharya (also known as Annamayya) who worshipped Lord Venkateswara throughout his life and written several Keertanas praising the Lord.

He is the earliest known musician in South India to compose sankeertanas. Annamacharya is said to have composed as many as 32,000 sankeertanas on Lord Venkateswara, of which only about 13000 are obtainable today.

Tallakapka is also famous for Sri Chennakeshava Swami Temple built in 10th century. The temple was constructed and administered by the Matti Rajahs.

TTD has recently inaugurated 108 feet status of Annamaacharya in Tallapaka village on 600th birthday of the Saint.


At a distance of 10 km from Vellore Town Railway Station, 70 Kms from Kanchipuram, 55 kms from Kanipakam, 146 Kms from Chennai, 120 Kms from Tirupati and 212 Kms from Bangalore, Sripuram Golden Temple dedicated to goddess Mahalakshmi is one of the famous temples in Tamilnadu and it was built using 1500 kilograms of gold.

Constructed in the year of 2007, Sripuram is the biggest structure made out of gold. The Vimana and Ardha Mandapa have been coated with gold both in the interior and exterior. The temple is built in 100 acres area of land and constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma. One and half tonnes of gold has been used for the construction of the temple with a cost of 600 crore.

The temple is built in Dravidian style with wonderful artisitc work. Sripuram design represents a star-shaped path (Sri chakra) running a length .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 120 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): 6 Hours

Hill Station

At a distance of 27 km Madanapalle, 76 km from Rayachoty, 128 km from Cuddapah, 123 km from Chittoor, 116 km from Chikkaballapura, 128 km from Tirupati, 166 km from Bangalore and 531 km from Hyderabad, Horsley Hills is a famous Hill Station in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the popular Bangalore getaways for a weekend trip.

Situated at an altitude of 1265 meters, Horsley Hills is an exciting place to visit. The old name of Horsley Hills was Yenugu Mallamma Konda. According to the legend there used to be a little girl named Mallamma who was taken care by Elephants. She used to heal tribal people on the hills. When she disappeared suddenly, people thought she was a goddess and built a temple for her. Later the place is named after W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district. He visited this place and was impressed by the beauty of the hills and chose this spot .....

Distance (From Tirupati): 144 Kms
Trip Duration (From Tirupati - Including Travel): Full Day

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