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  • Thirumala Venkateswara Temple

    Thirumala Venkateswara Temple

    One of the holiest and most sacred Hindu pilgrimage temples in the world, the Thirumala Venkateswara Temple stands tall in full glory on the seventh peak, the Venkatachala, of the majestic Tirupati Hills.

    A classic example of the ornate and extremely intricate Dravidian style of architecture, ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Papavinasam Teertham

    Papavinasam Teertham

    Mere words are insufficient to mark the significance of Papavinasam Teertham. It’s a fervent and strong belief that a dip in the holy waters of Papavinasam waterfalls will cleanse them of all their sins.

    Apart from the religious prestige that it holds, a Papavinasam waterfall is a place ...

    Religious Landmark Cultural
  • Swami Pushkarni Lake

    Swami Pushkarni Lake

    Swami Pushkarni Lake lies within the sacred premises of Thirumala Venkateswara Temple. A place of utmost reverence and religious significance, it’s believed that Lord Venkateswara himself bathed in this lake along with his consorts. In fact, the lake is considered to be as holy as the mighty River Ganges. ...

    Religious Lake
  • Silathoranam


    A must-visit while in Tirupati, Silathoranam is one of the few natural bridges or arches to be found in Asia. It’s a natural rock formation and has the peculiar shape that appears to be the hood of a serpent and a conch.

    This is perhaps why it is ...

  • Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple

    Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Rama, the Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple was commissioned and built in the 10th century by the erstwhile Chola kings.

    Legend has it that Lord Rama stayed at the site of this temple with his wife Goddess Sita and his brother Lord Laxamana. Great vigor ...

  • Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple

    Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple

    Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is dedicated to the mighty Lord Shiva. The temple is of great religious significance; something quite evident in the huge number of pilgrims who come here every year to seek the blessings of their deity.

    Adding to the charm of the temple is its divine ...

  • Sri Kalayana Venkateswaraswami Temple

    Sri Kalayana Venkateswaraswami Temple

    The temple site is considered to be where Lord Venkateswara made his home for a while after his holy matrimony with Goddess Padmavathi Ammavaru. The temple is a grand symbol of devotion and reverence to Lord Venkateswara.

    The temple architecture is a fascinating blend of Dvitala and Vesara ...

  • TTD Gardens

    TTD Gardens

    Another must-visit when in Tirupati is TTD Gardens. Situated near the main temple, TTD Gardens are spread across an area of 46 acres and supplies 500 kg of flowers every day to Tirupati Balaji Temple and other temples in and around Tirumala.

    The TTD Gardens are maintained by ...

  • Deer Park

    Deer Park

    Abundant variety of wildlife and scenic views adorn the landscape of the Deer Park. Adventure lies in spotting and capturing the colourful wildlife of the park in your camera.

    As the name suggests, the deer is the most frequently spotted animal here. The exciting part is that the ...

  • Sri Venkateswara National Park

    Sri Venkateswara National Park

    Adventure never ceases in this behemoth of a national park! Steep slopes, lush green vegetation, beautiful valleys and panoramic plateaus form a visage of alluring beauty.

    The park was established in 1969 and is spread over two cities of Andhra Pradesh – Chittoor and Cuddapah. Sri Venkateswara Park ...

  • Talakona Waterfalls

    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 ...

    Lakes &Waterfalls Places To See Around
  • Chandragiri Palaces and Fort

    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 ...

  • Sitamma Theertham

    Sitamma Theertham

    Sitamma Theertham is a sacred water body found near the main temple in Tirupati. It is believed that Lord Brahma observed repentance at this site and Lord Vishnu plunged the Sudarshana Chakram for cleansing the place. The spot where the Chakram fell is called the Chakra Theertham.

    Apart from ...

  • Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple

    Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple

    Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple was constructed by the Kings of Karvetinagar. Devotees believe that after Lord Sri Venkateswara married Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru, He blessed Sri Siddeswara and other sages at this spot.

    The temple comprises a shrine for Anjaneyaswami, and devotees from across India come here to worship the ...

  • Sri Vari Museum

    Sri Vari Museum

    Located in the very heart of Tirumala just adjacent to Karnataka Choultry, Sri Vari Museum describes all the significant landmarks in the history of the temple.

    A large number of visitors come to the museum every day. The Museum exhibits various sculptures, scriptures, pictures and other artifacts, which ...

  • Sri Venkateswara Museum

    Sri Venkateswara Museum

    Also known as Sri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignana Mandiram, this structure is an architectural beauty housing various displays of temple art including pictures, sculptures, artifacts, musical instruments, pottery, coins, inscriptions and other articles used for religious ceremonies.

    There’s a meditation hall in the museum where you can get some time ...

  • Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

    Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

    This is the temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara. A trip to this temple is a must because it is believed that your visit to Tirumala will be complete only after you have paid your homage at the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.

    The temple ...

  • ISKCON Tirupati

    ISKCON Tirupati

    ISKCON is a popular spiritual philosophy, which has gained a reputation amongst theologians, scholars, and devotees across the world.

    With various temples in multiple cities, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada went to Tirupati-Tirumala as a special guest of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1974-75. It was during ...

  • Rock Garden

    Rock Garden

    Found near the Chakra Tirtham, the Rock Garden also known as Silathoranam, is a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch.

    This arch formation goes on to imply that the Tirumala Hill, on which it is situated, goes back some several million years. This is a ...

    Parks & Gardens
  • Japali Teertham

    Japali Teertham

    Japali Theertham is one of sacred water bodies around Tirumala. Luckily, this is not as crowded as many other ponds in the area. But as in most other holy ponds it believed that a dip in the water here will cleanse all your sins.

    It’s a beautiful spot ...

  • Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

    Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

    One of very significant temples in Tirupati, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple has grand gopuram or gateway, which can be spotted from a distance. Sri Govindaraja Swamy was the brother of Lord Balaji.

    The presiding deity of the temple is a Sayanamurti (the Lord in a sleeping posture). The ...

  • Sri Varahaswami Temple

    Sri Varahaswami Temple

    It is believed that Tirumala was to begin with Adi Varaha Kshetra, which means that it was the home of Sri Adi Varaha Swami. It was only later with his permission that Lord Sri Venkateswara took up residence here.

    That is why it is said that devotees should first ...

  • Tumbhuru Teertham

    Tumbhuru Teertham

    Tirumala is surrounded by several water bodies, most of which invariably get linked to characters from mythology and Indian religious texts, thereby giving them a sacred character. Tumburu teertham is another such water body, which is linked to the story of Thumburu, a Gandharva who cursed his wife for ...

  • Kapila Theertham

    Kapila Theertham

    This is a unique temple in this holy town because this is the only temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in more than a 50-mile radius of the holy temple cities of Tirupati and Tirumala.

    This is a huge temple that is located at the front of a mountain cave ...

  • Vaikuntha Teertham

    Vaikuntha Teertham

    Vaikuntha Teertham is a holy waterfall, which is linked with Lord Vishnu's incarnation as Lord Rama. Legend has it that the monkeys from Lord Rama's vanara sena saw Vaikuntham here and it was after this that this place came to be known as Vaikuntha Theertham.

    This is ...

  • Akasaganga Teertham

    Akasaganga Teertham

    This is a waterfall situated close to the main temple thereby gaining an edge over the other holy falls since all the rituals performed in the temple use the water from here.

    What gives this place further significance is that it is believed that the lord himself showed ...

  • Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple

    Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple

    Built in the 12th century AD, this is an excellent example of Hoysala architecture in Karnataka.

    The temple had to be relocated from its original location in the village of Kannambadi because of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam project, which was conceived in 1909. The project meant that ...

  • Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple

    Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple

    Located on the banks of Pushkarini, Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple evokes the childhood days of Lord Hanuman.

    This holy shrine is said to have been built as per the Vishnavite tradition where the idol of Sri Anjaneya has its hands folded in supplication, also called the Anjali pose. ...

  • Ramakrishna Teertham

    Ramakrishna Teertham

    It is believed that once upon a time there was a man called Krishna who dug up a pool at this spot and a sage sat there for meditation. For testing the sage’s concentration, Lord Indra struck with thunder and lightning, but the sage continued with his meditation at the ...

  • Asthana Mandapam

    Asthana Mandapam

    Also known as the Sadas Hall, this is an auditorium near the main temple complex, which hosts several cultural programs.

    The events are organized under the patronage of Dharma Prachara Parishad. It is a venue for cultural discussions, parayanam, bhajans, musical programs, dance concerts and harikathas. All ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple

    Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple

    Constructed by Sri Krishnadeva Raya, the Vijayanagara emperor, the temple is a great example of the Vijayanagara style of architecture.

    Legend has it that this is that spot where Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, in the form of Matsya, vanquished the demon Somakudu, and retrieved the Vedas from him.