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Trip to Tirupati

Tirupati is in Chittoor region of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is most popular for its Sri Venkateswara Temple devoted to Vishnu, also known as Balaji in North Indian and Govinda in South Indian. The temple is situated on top of Tirumala mountains, while the city is situated on the foothills. The Tirumala mountain has seven mountains ("Sapthagiri"), said to signify the seven hoods of Adisesha, the snake under whose hoods Vishnu exists in Vaikuntha.


Lord Venkateswara is also known as the Lord of the Seven Hills. This temple has obtained a unique sanctity in the Hindu religion. The advantages that accumulate by a pilgrimage to this sacred city is described in the Vedas and Puranas. Hindus all over the globe believe that in Kali Yuga its possible to obtain mukti by worshiping Lord Venkateswara. Around 50,000 pilgrims visit the temple every day. The Pallava, Chola, Pandaya and Vijayanagar kings were known to provide resources and jewelry as temple promotions.
Tirumala is a world in itself, an incredible number of pilgrims from all over India and overseas visit the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala throughout the season. Moreover to various shrines spread all over Tirumali and beyond there are sacred normal water drops, sacred waterways and historical amazing things. It is considered as one of the most historical temples which were described in Puranas and Sastras.
The temple is favored by the Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Leaders and the later kings of Mysore. Hastakalaramam Papanasanam, Akasganga, Gogarbham, Shilathoranam, View Point, S.V. Museum are the other places worth seeing at Tirumala. Kapilatheetham, Hare Rama Hare Kishna Mandir, Regional Science Centre, S.V.Zoological Park, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Kalyani Dam, Chandragiri Fort, Tiruchanur, Govindaraja Swamy Temple are the other places worth seeing in and around Tirupathi. Visit the Sri Varahaswami temple before taking the darshan of Sri Venkateswaraswami. As per traditions and legend, Varahaswami owned the seven hills and agreed to give them to Sri Venkateswaraswami with the stipulation that he too is worshiped. Therefore, Sri Venkateswaraswami asked his pilgrims to visit the Sri Varahaswami temple before visiting him. Carry Extra locks for your vehicle as well as rooms.

While in Tirumala, DO NOT:

• Wear inappropriate clothing.
• Consume alcohol.
• Eat Meat, Egg and Fish (non-vegetarian food) Considered as Meat in Hindu religion.
• Wear flowers - all flowers are for the Lord only.
• Spit or litter or create any kind of nuisance.
• Carry mobile phone/camera/pager/video camera etc. while going for darshan. They are banned inside the temple (inner) sanctum.

Transport Information
By train:

Tirupati is a major junction in South Central Railways. Indian Railways operates direct trains from near by metro cities - Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and other major Railway stations to Tirupati. Trains can be boarded at nearby cities - Renigunta (10 km from Tirupati) and Gudur (100 km) as well. Frequent bus service is available between Tirupati, Renigunta and Gudur.
By Road:
National Highway NH 205 passes through Renigunta and hence is accessible from Chennai (3-4hrs), Bangalore (5+ hours), Hyderabad (10-12 hours) and other nearby cities. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) - from Hyderabad or from within Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) - from Chennai Karnataka State Road Transport Coroporation (KSRTC) - from Bangalore
By plane:
King Fisher operates daily flights to Hyderabad @ 08.10 Hrs; Indian Airlines operates daily flights to Hyderabad (New Delhi) @ 14.20 Hrs; Jet Air Ways operates daily flights except on Tuesdays to Hyderabad @ 13.50 Hrs; King Fisher operates daily flights except on Tuesdays to Hyderabad(Vizag) @ 13.50 Hrs From Chennai airport to Tirupati: Use this route if you have little luggage and are comfortable walking for short distances (and want to try a cheaper, alternative route to Chennai Central). From Chennai airport, you can walk over to the local suburban railway station (Tirusulam, about 5 minutes away) and take a local train to Park Station (Rs. 7, about 30 minutes). Chennai Central is a 5-10 minute walk from Park Station. From Chennai Central, there are frequent long distance train services to Tirupati.

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