Sri Venkateswara Temple called as Tirumala and it is in Tirupathi city. So, it is known as Tirumala Tirupathi. Lord Venkateswara is the god worshipping here. It is located in the eastern ghats of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupathi is one of the most important piligrim centres in the World and the busiest piligrim centre of the World. Tirupathi is the richest temple in the World in terms of its acquired donations and wealth received from devotees. Every year the temple is visited by almost 30-40 million people and per day approximately 1 lakh to 2 lakh people. The number may increase to three fold in Weekends, Holiday and Bramhotsavam times.
There are so many temples in and around Tirumala. The meaning of Tirumala is “Tiru” means Holy and “Mala” means Hill. The history of Tirumala, it has been ruled by Pallavas, Cholas and finally the temple got huge contributions during Vijayanagar Empire. The architecture of the temples in Tirupathi are Dravidian cultures and follows all the pujas according to the Aagamasastram. Tirupathi is also called as Edu Kondalu means 7 hills, the temple is situated in the 7th hill.
The important places to visit in Tirumala besides Lord Venkateswara temple are Chandragiri Fort, Sri Venkateswara Zoo, Kapila Theertham and other attractions. Some of the famous temples include Alivelu Managamma(Mangapuram), Padmavathi Ammavari temple and Govindaraja swamy temple.
How to reach Tirupathi
Tirupathi Airport is situated at 15km from the city, Railway and Roadway are connected very good to reach Tirupathi. It is 349 km from Vijayawada, 130 km from Chennai, 550 km from Hyderabad.