Tirupati, a small town in Andhra Pradesh, has carved a place of prominence on the Indian map because of the famous Sri Venkateswara Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Situated atop the Tirumala hills, it is popularly referred to as Govinda in South India and Balaji in North India. The temple holds a place of unique sanctity in the Hindu religion, as Hindus believe that a pilgrimage to Lord Venkateswara can put one on the path to moksha in the Kalyug. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the temple receives over 50,000 devotees every day. With thousands of people descending to the destination day in and day out, finding a comfortable place to stay during your visit can be a tad daunting. We simplify that choice for you with this lowdown of top five hotels in Tirupati:
Fortune Kences Hotel, Opposite APSRTC Bus Terminal
The Fortune Kences Hotel, with its modern architecture and facilities, has emerged as a landmark on Tirupati’s cityscape. The property located right opposite the APSRTC bus terminal and less than a kilometre from the Tirupati Railway Station is extremely accessible for tourists. The hotel offers 126 rooms—which includes a mix of standard, Fortune Club and suites—and top-of-the-line facilities for corporate events, weddings and social dos. The sumptuous spread of complimentary buffet breakfast here is just what you need to start off on a high-note before stepping out for a day of hectic sightseeing. It houses two in-house restaurants, The Greens for exclusive vegetarian fare and the multi-cuisine outlet Orchid.
Price: INR 2,250 onward*
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Hotel Bliss, Near Ramanuja Circle
Hotel Bliss is a top-rated hotel in Tirupati. Situated 24 km away from the Balaji Temple, 14 km from the airport and 8 km from the Renigutta Railway Station, the strategic location of the hotel makes it an ideal base for pilgrims. Other key attractions in Tirupati such as the ISKCON temple, the arts and crafts village of Shilparamam, and Sri Venkateshwara National Park are also in close vicinity. The hotel, with its 117 well-appointed rooms in the Executive, Club, Suites and Presidential Suite categories, is designed to offer guest a luxurious stay by blending true Indian hospitality traditions with modern amenities. Some of the rooms here have a private sit-out area offering a view of the Tirumala hills in the distance. The property is equipped with facilities such as a business centre, banquet hall, indoor pool, fitness centre, multi-cuisine restaurant Khazan and a pure vegetarian restaurant Navrattan.
Price: INR 3,150 onward*
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Marasa Sarovar Premiere, Upadhayaya Nagar
Situated at the base of Tirumala Hills, the Marasa Sarovar Premiere has the distinction of being India’s first themed hotel that pays homage to the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The hotel is a short drive away from the revered Balaji Temple and each room on the facility either offers a breathtaking view of the Tirumala hills or the spectacular milieu of water bodies on the Marasa Sarovar premises. This luxurious property is all about combining a spiritual experience with architectural splendour. The in-house Lotus Cafe known for its award-winning lotus themed architecture—with the structure sitting neither on water nor land—dedicated to the Narasinmha avatar of Lord Vishnu is an aesthetic delight to behold. Two speciality restaurants and a bar offer an exhaustive choice of Indian and global delights. The hotel houses 121 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, two speciality restaurants, fully-equipped modern gymnasium and Buddha Spa, swimming pool, and a dedicated Kids Zone, Varaha.
Price: INR 3,401 onward*
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Minerva Grand, Renigunta Road
The Minerva Grand in Tirupati, an offering of the Minerva Group of Hotels and Restaurants, is a three-star facility that is a short 10-minute drive from the Sri Venkateswara Temple, and in close vicinity of the main railway station in town. The hotel features 69 well-furnish rooms in the Premium, Imperial and Grand Suite categories, besides currency exchange and valet car parking facilities, which is a big plus if you have driven down to the place in your personal vehicle. Two in-house restaurants are all set to delight you with authentic Indian and multi-cuisine preparations.
Price: INR 2,279 onward*
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Fortune Select Grand Ridge, Shilparamam
Nestled in the foothills of Eastern Ghats, the Fortune Select Grand Ridge is a property designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul of guests descending on this religious town in search of spiritual bliss. The USP of this hotel is its exclusive line-up of Faith Services that include a mix of exclusive itineraries, concierge, and menu for pilgrims. The Fortune Select Grand Ridge comprises 138 state-of-the-art rooms furnished with a touch of tradition, of which 98 are Standard Rooms, 45 Fortune Club Rooms, 4 Executive Suites and 1 Presidential Suite, with some offering spectacular views of the Tirumala hills and the Shilparamam Park. The hotel also houses a vegetarian restaurant called the Rainbow, a multi-cuisine restaurant, and a 24-hour coffee shop, the Zodiac. It is centrally located, offering easy access to the Tirupati airport, railway station, the Balaji Temple as well as the ISKCON Temple.
Price: INR 3,138*
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