Located in the Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is a name familiar to every Indian. One of the most famous pilgrimage centres of the country, Sri Venkateshwara Temple, famously known as Tirupati Temple, is a place worth visiting by everyone. Its grandeur and grace surpassing any religious boundaries captivate everyone. It is also known to be one of the richest religious shrines in the world. We at Trippot, a division of Samhita Holidays present you with the best Tirupati Tourism Packages.
Managed by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), the main temple is Sri Venkateswara Temple. There are many legends which elucidate on the history of Tirupati balaji Temple. It has been even mentioned in Hindu books. This temple can be undoubtedly called as the emperor among all the other temples in Tirupati. Tirupati is located at the foothills of Tirumala Hills, the place where divine temple is located. This temple is situated on the seventh peak of the hills that is known as Venkatachala. There are mentions of the Venkatachala in the highly revered scriptures of Hindu religion, Rig Veda and Asthadasa Puranas. Benefits of visiting this place are acknowledged in many ancient scriptures.
Within the temple premise there is freshwater lake, Swami Pushkarini. Spread across an area of 1.5 acres, this lake is said to be holy as according to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu and his wife had taken a dip in this water. Devotees take bath in this lake to cleanse themselves from all the sins. The Mandapam in the centre of the lake was built in 1468 by the Saluva King Narasimha Raya.
To the north of Sri Venkateswara temple, there is Sri Varahaswami Temple. According to the legend, devotes should visit this temple first, before entering the Sri Venkateswara temple. On the north eastern side of Swami Pushkarini, there is another Sri Anjaneyaswami Temple, which stands opposite to the Tirupati temple.
Tirupati is the town of temple in real sense; this pious place is bestowed with not only one but many temple of high importance. We at Holidays DNA value the religious significance of this place, owing to which our travel experts put in bets of their efforts to ensure a hassle free spiritual visit to Tirupati. Along with Sri Venkateswara Temple, some other temples that also hold vital position in the Hindu religion are Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Parasareshvara temple, Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Sri Perumala Swami Temple, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple and Sri Kodandarama Swami Temple.
Our team dedicatedly work towards providing an ultimate travelling experience to everyone. Whether someone is going only for Tirupati Darshan on a quick weekend trip to Tirupati, wants to explore all the sightseeing places near to Tirupati town; whether a 2 day trip or a week long spiritual vacation, we have Tirupati Tirumala tour packages suiting every requirement.
Tirupati location is such that it enjoys proximity with many prominent cities like Bangalore (250 km), Chennai (133 km) and Hyderabad (550 km). The town of Tirupati is 65 km away from Chitoor. People from around the world come here for getting a live darshan of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirupati. It is said that number of people who come for Tirupati Balaji darshan is even more than the world known pilgrimage centres like Mecca and Jerusalem.
There are also many places around the Tirupati town which are worth visiting. These temples not only hold a religious association but also offer glimpses into the architectural wonders of ancient India and the insight into Tirupati history. For instance, around 5 km away from this town beautifully stands Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess Padmavathi, wife of Lord Venkateswara. It was built during the rule of King Thondaman Chakravarthy.
Another example is the Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple in the village of Kanipakam, dedicated to Lord Ganesha temple, which was built in 11th century by King Kulothunga Chola I. It was later expanded during the reign of Vijayanagar Dynasty. Srikalahasti Temple on the banks of Swarnamukhi River and foothills of Dakshina Kailasam was built during the Chola Dynasty rule.
Other places to see after an auspicious darshan at Tirupati temple are Chandragiri Fort and Akasa Ganga. Built in 1000 AD, on a majestic rock at a height of 183 meters, Chandragiri Fort is a fine exemplary of the grand architectural influences of Vijayanagar Empire. There is a light and sound show every day at the fort, providing detailed insight in its history.
Akasa Ganga, is a breathtaking waterfall that is located near Sri Venkateswara Temple, on the Tirumala Hills. Water from the waterfall is used for the temple maintenance. It is considered to be holy as it is believed to be falling from the feet of the Lord. It is a place for nature lovers too as the lush greenery of the area around is simply hypnotic. A tour to Tirupati promises an enchanting spiritual experience which is further enhanced by the architectural beauty of the temples.