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A stunning low-angle shot of a temple with intricate architecture set against the backdrop of a cloudy sky - Hotel near Tirupati temple

Unveiling the magic of Tirupati tourism. Explore temples, historical sites, and natural wonders. Find adventure, serenity, delicious South Indian cuisine, and book your stay at the Raj Park Hotel!

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Unveil the enchanting beauty of Tirupati! Discover the top places to visit in Tirupati, from the sacred Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple to the cascading Talakona Waterfall.

 Facade of Varaswamy Temple with the dusk sky in the background

Discover the rich history of Tirupati a sacred city that is considered to be the abode of Lord Venkateswara. 

A leopard in the wild - Things to do tirupati

Discover serene nature and architecture marvels in Tirupati beyond pilgrimage sites with the help of this guide. 

A miniature idol of Tirupati Balaji

Experience the divine fervour of Tirupati Balaji Puja and other special rituals that adorn the sacred city of Tirupati.

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Discover the transformative power of yoga in Tirupati. Combine your pilgrimage with a rejuvenating yoga and meditation retreat at Raj Park Hotel, Tirupati.

a group of people walking on a trekking trail, going downhill next to a mountain

In this blog, we will read about the different Tirupati trekking trails and the difficulty level to conquer these trails.

a large vessel with items being fried by a street vendor with the ray of sun shine hitting on the side

Tirupati's culinary scene is a vibrant tapestry of flavours waiting to be explored, from the melt-in-your-mouth laddus to the fiery Andhra curries.

Idol of Lord Rama, Sita and Lord Lakhsman kept inside a temple

Kodandarama Swami Temple in Tirupati is more than just an architectural marvel, it is a living testament to the enduring legacy of devotion and divine grace.

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This natural arch, often referred to as the "Rock Garden of Tirumala," stands as a testament to the marvels that time and nature can craft together.

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For those seeking a blend of spirituality and scenic beauty, a road trip from Chennai to Tirumala is the perfect odyssey.

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Wondering how to reach Tirupati from Bangalore? There are several ways to travel from Bangalore to Tirupati, including by flight, train, car and bus. Let's take a look at these modes of travel and the prices for the same. 

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In this blog, we will immerse ourselves in the vibrant festivities of Brahmotsavam, exploring the elaborate rituals, enchanting processions, and the sacred connection between devotees and the divine.
 

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In this blog, we embark on a soul-stirring journey to discover the profound allure of Srikalahasti Temple, renowned for its spiritual significance and captivating rituals. Join us as we delve into the mystical ambience, historical tales and the divine connection to the element of air, making Srikalahasti Temple a revered destination for seekers of spirituality.
 

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Millions of worshippers go to the holy temple town of Tirumala Tirupati, located in the southern region of India amid the magnificent hills of the Eastern Ghats. The Srivari Padalu, a collection of sacred imprints that are thought to have great significance in the Hindu faith, are at the centre of this spiritual trip.

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The area around Tirupati is endowed with the grandeur of countless waterfalls, which further enhance the allure of this spiritual place.

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As the sun rises over the horizon, illuminating the beautiful landscape, the journey from the bustling city of Hyderabad to the hallowed hills of Tirupathi will unveil a tapestry of faith, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty.

a view of people putting their feet inside the Tirupathi pond

The holy water from this Divine pond is said to cure ailments and fulfill desires. Let us know more about the sacred Swami Pushkarini pond in Tirumala Temple.

a cliff covered with trees at Sapthagiri Tirupati and blue sky in the background

Tirupati, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, attracts lakhs of Hindu pilgrims every year. Let us take you on a journey to explore the enchanting seven hills of Tirupati

a far out view of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple with greenery in the foreground

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the most important and revered temples in South India and attracts thousands of devotees and tourists every year.

Man walking towards the magnificent Tirupati Temple

India is a country that is rich in spirituality and culture. Among the temples that dot the Indian landscape, there are a few that stand out for their opulence and grandeur. In this blog, we will explore the top 5 richest temples in India.

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Devotees perform a ritual where they donate their hair on their visit to the temple. Read on to know the history of why they perform this ritual and its significance.

A person walking in a colourful street market with clothes shops around

Tirupati is known for its temples, but did you know it is also known for its vibrant street markets, where you can find a variety of unique items?

a laddu placed on a plate with sesame seeds below it and flowers next to it

Tirupati is synonymous with the famous laddus. Read to know further about the history and the preparation process of the ubiquitous laddus!

Facade of Sree Venkateshwara temple with the entrance in view

Tirupati has placed itself on the map as an important heritage destination that attracts pilgrims, foreign tourists and domestic travellers throughout the year. Wondering how to get to Tirupati? We are here to help you.

Entrance of Tirumala Venkateswara temple with people walking in front of it

There are several legends associated with the God appearing in Tirumala. Sure, legends need not be true, but then there are the facts! Here are some interesting facts about Tirupati Balaji Temple, that will make you question everything you know.

a Temple facade with intricate carvings of idols on top of it with blue sky in the background

Chandragiri Fort can be a change of scenery from visiting the numerous temples in and around Tirupati.

 Facade of Varaswamy Temple with the dusk sky in the background

Sri Bhoo Varaswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and situated close to Venkateshwaram temple in the town of Tirumala in Tirupati.

aerial view of a tirupati with many building and a mountain in the background

Tirupati is famous for Lord Venkateshwara Temple, one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in India. Apart from being a holy city, it is also located in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, making it a picturesque getaway.

aerial view of a waterfall cascading down through the forest

Tirupati, one of the most visited sites in India is not just famous for its pilgrimage sites, but also the verdant lush mountains and stunning waterfalls. Talakona waterfalls are one of the attractive nature trails in Tirupati.

incense being burned in a bowl filled with sand inside a temple

Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, is a religious tourist attraction in South India. Although primarily known for its Tirumala temple honouring Lord Vishnu, also known as Lord Balaji, your Tirupati itinerary can include visits to other famous spots and temples.

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The Seshachalam hill range that houses the Tirupati Balaji temple has seven peaks. It is believed that each peak represents the head of Adisesha, the serpent God in Hinduism. The history of Tirupati Balaji temple and the rituals practised there has a fascinating story.

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Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary, spread across the Kadapa and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh, is located around 15 km away from Tirupati. Established in 1989, Venkateshwara covers an area of 353 sq. kms, and is surrounded by Seshachalam and Tirumala Hills.

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Tirupati, the sacred city lying to the north of Palkonda Hills, is one of the most visited places in India. The hill stations near Tirupati, some of which are beautiful outstation destinations and others requiring daylong trips, are great places to visit while travelling to this temple town. 

three Idlis with garnishing and coconut chutney in a bowl with chillies on the side

Tirupati’s cuisine comprises some typical flavours of South India combined with native techniques to bring out the best flavours that will appease most taste buds.

facade of a temple in Tirupati with intricate carvings and dark skies in the background

Tirupati is home to several historic temples. These temples are not just religious shrines but also marvels of architecture that celebrate tradition and culture.

Entrance of Tirumala Venkateswara temple with people walking in front of it

Tirumala is known for being one of the popular sites for pilgrims. It is a holy town that homes several tourist spots that reflect the town’s culture and religion. Start exploring now!

Kapilateertham temple that is carved from the mountain

Andhra Pradesh is home to several of India’s renowned temples and shrines. Explore these majestic creations and learn about the state’s rich culture and religion.

Tirupati Balaji Temple as seen from afar with forest enveloping it on all sides

Nestled in the high eastern ghats, Tirumala is one of the holiest places and most visited pilgrimage in the world. Dedicated to lord Venkateshwara, also known as Balaji, the Tirumala temple is located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh

Facade of Sree Venkateshwara temple with the entrance in view

While there are legendary stories related to this holy place, one of the most interesting stories is the one regarding the covered eyes of Lord Venkateshwara. Read on to know the reason why Lord Balaji’s eyes are covered.

a black and white image of Varaswamy Temple facade with water view

Balaji Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Venkateshwara, the main deity of the Tirupati Tirumala temple. It is celebrated on the ‘Ashtami’ tithi (eighth day) of the ‘Krishna Paksha’ of the ‘Margashirsha’ month of the Hindu lunar calendar.