Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of the Indian state Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats. Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara situated on one of the seven peaks of Tirumala Hills adjoining it. This busiest and richest temple in India draws thousands of pilgrims every day.
A Dravidian-style shrine of great antiquity, it was patronized by all the major powers of south India including Pallavas, Pandyas, Cholas, and Vijayanagar. The magnificent structure features diamond-decorated 2 m black stone idol of Lord Venkateswara, living form of Vishnu. The journey to Tirupati is cherished by every Hindu to make.
Temperature: Summer: 43-22C, Winter: 32-13 C
Season: Throughout the year
Clothing: Light cotton during summer and light woolen in winter.
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Tamil and English
STD Code: 0877
How to reach
Air: Tirupati airport is connected by flights from major cities like Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Rail: Tirupati is a railway station connecting several important cities in India.
Road: Tirupati is connected by good motorable roads to all places in South India. Some of the cities are Hyderabad (525 km), Visakhapatnam (725 km) and Vijayawada (385 km).