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TALAKONA FALLS - CHANDRAGIRI

Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall | Historical & Heritage

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Chennai City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 6 AM

Total Places Visited: 4

DAY 1 : TALAKONA FALLS - CHANDRAGIRI

Travel from Chennai to Talakona Waterfalls

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6.30 AM to 9 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

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 .....

Lake & Backwaters | Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

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.

Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

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 and also one of the top Tourist places in Andhra Pradesh. It is also one of the popular waterfalls near Bangalore.

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 .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 10 AM - 8:45 PM, Closed on Friday
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for entry, Light show - Adult: Rs.20, Child: Rs.10

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 .....

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