view of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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.

A person getting a shave from a street barber

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

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

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

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.

Temple facade

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

Varaswamy Temple Temple facade 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 city

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

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 at 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.

man throws colour at devotees at temple

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.

group of elephants near a water body

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.

greenery covered mountains

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. 

Idli and coconut chutney

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

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

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-Tirupathi

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

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

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.

Raj Park Hotel, Tirupati - 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.