|Tirumala-Tirupati, one of the
richest temples in the country, is the most venerated Vaishnavite
shrine of Lord Venkateswara. It was patronised by the Pallavas,
the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijayanagar kings. 130 kms from
the city of Madras (Chennai), this temple is located in the
southern Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Tiru' in Tamil
means `Sri'. Hence Tirupati translates to Sripati or Sri Maha
The Akashganga Waterfall, The Akashganga (Heavenly Ganges likened
to The Milky Way OR heavenly river) waterfall is about 3 Kms
north of the Tirumala temple.
Sri Venkateshwara Temple, The ancient and sacred temple of
Sri Venkateshwara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala
(Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern
banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini.
Sri Varahaswami Temple, The famous temple of Sri Varahaswami
in Tirumala is to the north of the Sri Venkateshwara temple,
on the banks of Swami Pushkarini.
Access by Air:
Direct flights for Tirupati are available from Hyderabad and
Access by Rail:
Trains travel through Renigunta and Gudur which are near to
Tirupati. Once can reach either of the places through train
and come to Tirupati via roadways.
Access by Road:
Bus services are easily available for Tirupati.
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