Tirupati is a major pilgrimage city located in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at the foothills of Eastern Ghats. Tirupati is famous for the 'Sri Venkateswara temple' in Tirumala hills at an elevation of 860m. The temple draws millions of pilgrims and is one of the busiest pilgrimage centres in the world. Tirupati town itself has several temples and is famous for its red wooden toys, copper and brass idols. Millions of devotees swarm from all over the world to have a Darshan of Lord Venkateswara.
Sightseeing in & around Tirupati: Tirumala Temple, Sila thoranam, Chandragiri Sound and light show, ISKON Temple, Alamelu Mangapuram, Kapila Theertham, Sri Kalahasthi, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Papa Nasanam, Kanipakam (60 km).
How to reach Tirupati:
By Air: Tirupati has a domestic airport which has direct flights to Hyderabad, Vizag, Delhi and Bangalore. The airport is located 15 km from the city centre. Closest international airport is located in Chennai which is 130 km from Tirupati.
By Rail: Tirupati railway station and Renigunta junction which is just 20 minutes drive from Tirupati town are well connected to major cities across India.
By Road: Tirupati has direct bus services to major cities across South India. There is a bus once in every 2 minutes to Tirumala. Tirupati is well connected by road to Renigunta 10 km, Tirumala 22 km, Kalahasti 36 km, Horsley Hills 145 km, Bangalore (250km), Ahobilam 272 km, Lepakshi 379 km, Srisailam 436 km, Chennai 150 km, Guntur (375 km), Vijayawada (400 km), Hyderabad (600 km), Kochi 700 km, Coimbatore 450 km.
Climate and best season to visit Tirupati: Tirupati has an extreme type of climate. Monsoon remains moderate and summer max temperature could be 420 to 450 C. In winter the min temperature will be 100 to 180 C. Tirupati can be visited throughout the year except in summer months from March to June.