Tirupati, the holy city is located in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh, in Chittoor district. Known as the abode of the 'Kaliyuga' deity Lord Venkateswara popularly known as Balaji, Tirupati is famous for the Venkateswara temple in the sacred Tirumala hills at an elevation of 860m. One of the most important pilgrimage centers in India, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is believed to be the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. In fact, the government has proposed to give special status to the town on the lines of the Vatican. Lying at the southern tip of the Eastern ghats in Andhra Pradesh, the district has a number of perennial water falls and vast forest cover. Tirupati town itself, has several temples and is famous for its red wooden toys, copper and brass idols. Tirupati has for centuries remained a destination divine and this feeling grows on one as one goes round the various temples and spots of natural beauty surrounding this major town. Around 700 kms from Hyderabad, Tirupati is situated amidst the lush green Eastern Ghats in Chittoor district.
Tirupati is one of the most visited pilgrimage centre in India, famous for its landmark temples, mostly dedicated to the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The destination holds several legendary tales to tell, that fascinates tourists from across the world.
Tirupati airport is 15 km from the city. Flights to Tirupati are available from Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai.
Tirupati railway station is the centre of the town. It has good rail links with Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad etc. There are trains via Renigunta (10km from Tirupati) or Gudur nearby.
APSRTC buses run from all the important places in the south & between Tirupati-Tirumala. There are two bus stations, Sri Venkateshwara & Sri Padmavathy near the railway station to take the pilgrims.
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