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Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage Tours
Tirupati Tirumala Temple History:
Also known as Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple this temple is dedicated to Sri Venkateshwara also known as lord of seven hills. Located on the seventh peak of the Tirupati Hill called Venkatachala.
There are several legends associated to the Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple and according to the Varaha Purana, Adi Varaha manifested himself on the western bank of the Swami Pushkarini River, Lord Vishnu in the form of Venkateswara came to reside on the southern bank of the Swami Pushkarini. The Tirupati Tirumala Temple is famous due to popular belief that in this world of corruption, anger etc one can attain salvation by worshipping Lord Venkateshwara.
The annual festival called ‘Brahmotsavam’ is celebrated for nine days in September and is the best time to schedule a Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage tour for Tirupati Tirumala temple Andhra Pradesh.
Tirupati Tirumala Temple Location: Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage tours is considered to be the most spectacular and most important pilgrimages in India. This is the reason that the worlds richest temple is located here. This sacred Tirupati Tirumala Temple Andhra Pradesh is situated in the Chittoor district of southern Andhra Pradesh. The Tirumala Hill at Tirupati Tirumala balaji temple is 3200 ft above sea level and comprises of seven peaks Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrishabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri, the reason Sri Venkateshwara is also known as lord of seven hills.
How to Reach:
For Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage tours travel by air, rail and road is an easy possibility. Pilgrims can reach Tirumala from Tirupati either by foot, private cars, taxis or APSRTC buses.
By Air: According to the Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage tours the nearest airport is at Renigunta, 10 kms from Tirupati.
By Rail: Tirupati Tirumala temple Andhra Pradesh Tirupati is well connected by all major cities in India and in south. It is just five hours by rail from Chennai and Bangalore. There are inter city trains between Chennai and Tirupati.
By Road:Tirupati Tirumala temple Andhra Pradesh is well connected by road. Bus services from all major cities in south India have regular service to Tirupati.
Tirupati Tirumala Temple Trust , Timings and Tickets:
Tirupati Trimula temple trust looks after the day to day functioning of the shrine and the pilgrims who visit them. They look after the welfare of the pilgrims who come down from far and nearby places. There are many who visit the shrine on foot special arrangements are made for them specially in the summers. Tirumala and Brahmotsavam are some of the major festivals at the shrine.
Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple is visited by more than 50,000 pilgrims everyday. Those on a Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage Tours can ask the tour operator to get everything organized. The temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devastnam Board. The darshan timings are 1 AM to 1 PM. It is advisable to avoid holidays, weekends and special occasions because of rush. The darshan is free, however a special darshan costs around Rs. 40-50 which reduces waiting time. The darshan booking is available online as well at www.ttdsevaonline.com/. The TTD offices are located in various places in the country for bookings. A sheegra darshan ticket for Rs. 300 is also available.
Other Places Around:
There are various places around Tirupati.
Silathoranam a natural rock formation is worth seeing while on Tirupati Tirumala Pilgrimage tours.
The TTD Gardens is a beautiful garden spread in 460 acres in Tirupati and Tirumala.
Sri Venkateswara Museum has various articles used for worship, traditional art and architecture etc.
Hotels in Tirupati Tirumala:
Hotel Ramee Guestline
Hotel Chakrie residency
Department of Tourism Office at Tirupati Tirumla is
Opp To Boorgu Ram Krishna Bldg & Near Tankbund, Secretariat Road,Hyderabad, Lower Tank Bund, Hyderabad – 500029