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Area geography

Tirupati is called the temple city of India. It is a major pilgrimage centre and is located in the Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh. Located at the foothills of the majestic Tirumalai, Tirupati is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The Tirumala Hill is 3,200 feet above sea level and spans over 10.33 square miles.

Notes currencies cards

The currency of India is Indian Rupee. You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the city. Credit cards are not widely accepted and most of the transactions are done in cash.

Wifi internet

WiFi is not so easily available in Tirupati. Some of the hotels and resorts in Tirupati provide WiFi, either free or on chargeable basis, to their guests. You can also find internet cafés in the city.

Drinking laws

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Andhra Pradesh is 21.


Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at the restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.


This city has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

General information

Languages spoken

Telugu, English

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Hinduism, Islam

Domestic international calling codes


Electricity standards

220 Volts
Plug Type: BS 546 5 A Plug

Common greetings

Hello: Namasthe/namaskaram

Welcome: Swaagatham

How are you?: Meeru Elaa Unnaru

Fine: Baagunnanu

Glad to meet you: Kalisinanduku Santhosham

What is your name?: Mee Peeru Aemiti

I am John: Naa Peeru John

Come in: Loopaliki Randi

Sit down: Kurchondi

Stop: Agaandi

Go back: Vennaki Pondi

Go straight: Neeruga Pondi

I want to get down here: Naku Ekkada Digaali

Next stop: Tharuvatha Stop

Listen: Veenandi

Please: Dayachiyandi

Goodbye: Veeldi Vaastha

I want: Naaku Kavaali

Can you help me please?: Meeru Naku Sahayam Chaiyandi

I agree: Neenu Oppu Kunta

I disagree: Neenu Oppu Koonu

Good: Manchidi

Congratulations: Dhanyavadhamulu

Excuse me/sorry: Kshaminchandi

Let us go: Poodam Pada

How much will it cost?: Entha Karchu Avuthundhi

Is this water good for drinking?: Manchi Neeldu

Can I make a phone call from here?: Neenu Ekaada Nunchi Phone Chaiavachaa

Where can I hire a taxi?: Naaku Taxi Exaada Doruku Thundi

Where does this road go?: E Road Ekaada Pothundhi

Do not speak so fast: Meeru Thundharga Matladavadhu


Emergency numbers

Police: 100

Fire Station: +91 0877 2220101

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Universal Access Number: 0901-334033

District Collector: +91-08572-241200

S.V.R.Ruia Hospital: +91- 0877-2286666

Svims Hospital: +91-0877-2287777

Ambulance: +91- 0877-2220120

A. P. Trans-Co Call Center: +91- 0877 1912

Railway Enquiry: +91-0877-131

APSRTC Enquiry: +91- 0877-2225333

Indian Air Lines: +91-0877-2275336