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Things to Do in Tirupati

  • Talakona Waterfalls

    With a 270 feet-fall, Talakona is the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. The region has a serne quality and it was declared as a biosphere reserve in 1989-90 because of the rich variety of flora and fauna here. The forests here are home to some rare and endangered species of animals such as Slender Loris, Indian Giant Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Golden Gecko, Panther, Porcupine, Chital and Sambar. The forest has a large cover of sandalwood trees and medicinal plants.

    Another attraction around the falls is the Lord Siddeswara Swamy Temple that is located close to the waterfall. There are also a number of trekking trails around the area. Talakona is located 49 kilometres away from Tirupati.

  • Chandragiri Palaces and Fort

    Chandragiri was the fourth capital of Vijayanagar Empire and is most famous for its historical fort built in the 11th century as well as the Raja and Rani Palaces found within it.

    It was in the year 1646 when the fort was won over by the Golkonda territory and then came under Mysore rule. The Raja Mahal is now an archeological museum and is a brilliant example of Indo-Saracenic architecture of Vijayanagar period. The three-storeyed palace with its tall towers standing for certain Hindu architectural elements, was made of stone, brick and lime mortar. The Queen’s Palace or the Rani Mahal is just like the King’s Palace in terms of architecture.

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How to Reach Tirupati

By Air

The Tirupati Airport is located at Tirumala, about 14 kilometres away from the city centre. The Tirupati Airport is well connected to the airports at Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, which in turn are well connected to major cities in India. You can hire a taxi or a cab from the airport to get to your preferred location in the city.


By Bus

Tirupati is well connected to all the major cities in the state by the Andhra Pradesh State Run Transport Corporation buses. Cities in Karnataka are connected to Tirupati through the services of Karnataka State Run Transport Corporation buses. Private buses also ply from many South Indian cities to Tirupati.


By Train

The Tirupati Railway Station is well connected to the major railway stations in South India. You can board a bus or hire a taxi to get to your preferred destination in the city.

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Best Time to Visit Tirupati

The Tirupati Airport is located at Tirumala, about 14 kilometres away from the city centre. The Tirupati Airport is well connected to the airports at Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, which in turn are well connected to major cities in India. You can hire a taxi or a cab from the airport to get to your preferred location in the city.

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