Things to do in Tirupati: Best Places to Visit in Tirupati with Friends and Family

Tirupati is well-known as a pilgrimage destination but did you know that the place offers a well-rounded experience? There is a lot to see in Tirupati beyond the walls of all the temples with a surprising array of experiences and activities to choose from.

A leopard in the wild - Things to do tirupati

Explore the Sri Venkateswara National Park (SVNP)

Escape into nature at SVNP and hike through the beautiful forest trails. The diverse flora and fauna make this park one of the must-see places in Tirupati. Some of the wildlife that resides here includes spotted deer, leopards, giant squirrels and over 170 species of birds. Spend some time bird watching or hike up the Venkatamala Hills for panoramic views. You may also go on a wildlife safari in this park and spot the various wildlife in the area. 

Hike to Talakona Waterfalls

A scenic 8 km trek will lead you to the gorgeous cascading Talakona Waterfalls. This is the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh with a height of 270 ft.. Swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall during monsoon or soak in the beauty of nature from the deck. The surrounding area is filled with medicinal plants and verdant hills, which makes it an excellent point to unwind and reconnect with nature. 

Silathoranam a Marvel of Nature 

The Silathoranam is a massive natural rock arch estimated to be 28 ft. high. This geological wonder holds religious significance since it is believed to mark the entry point to the residence of Lord Venkateshwara. Take pictures with this natural wonder as a backdrop and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding hills.

Dravidian Architecture of the Kapileswara Swamy Temple

Marvel at the exquisite carvings of the Dravidian architecture of the Kapileswara Swamy Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built around the 13th century. The intricately carved pillars, the towering gopuram (gateway tower) adorned with mythological figures, and the tranquil atmosphere within the temple complex offer an unparalleled spiritual experience.

After a day filled with exploring tourist spots beyond temples in Tirupati unwind at Raj Park Hotel, Tirupati. The rooms at this hotel are fully furnished with a touch of elegance. Spanning across three categories to choose from all the rooms aim to provide ultimate comfort and if you do not wish to leave the hotel after having travelled all day the restaurant in the hotel offers a wide array of dining options to satiate your taste buds.