Known all over the country for the sacred Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati is located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is actually located in Tirumala along with a number of other temples, though Sri Venkateshwara Temple or Tirupati Balaji is the main attraction for visitors. Tirumala is always bustling with energy owing to the many tourists as well as the number of festivals celebrated here. Legend has it that one should visit Sri Varahaswami temple before visiting Sri Venkateswaraswami. Varahaswami owned the seven hills and agreed to give them to Sri Venkateswaraswami with the demand that he too should be worshipped. And for this, Sri Venkateswaraswami asked his pilgrims to visit the Sri Varahaswami temple before visiting him. For first timers there are a few things you should keep in mind including appropriate clothing, no alcohol and carrying extra locks for your rooms as well as vehicles. Before visiting the temple, you'll need darshan tickets, which are available at various TTD counters across the country. A beautiful place with immense spiritual energy, Tirupati is a must visit.
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This beautiful waterfall is in the Venkateshwara National Park in the Tirupathi Region. The waterfall is surrounded bhy lush greenery, dense forests and rich flora which makes each part of this place look immensely beautiful. The waters of the fall are said to be filled with therapeutic values due to the goodness of of medicinal plants and herbsinfused in the waters. This place has also been declared as a Bio Reserve in the year 1990 due to the presence of the herbal plants here. As you drive up this place you will come across many tall and shady trees with exoyic birds and monkeys too. Canopy walks are a major activity that you can enjoy out here. Lord siddheshwara Swamy temple is a beautiful temple that attracts many vosotors annually.
The word literally means a "Garkand of rocks" in Telegu and it is a natural arch made of a beautiful setting of rocks. This is in the hill city of Tirumalai and just about a kilometer and a half from the Venkateshwara Temple. This piece of geological wonder was discovered by a group of people who came here for the official work of findong out some geological fault. This structure is assumed to date back to more than a million years. Some people believe this is derived from the heads of the huge serpent Adishesha who was also the reason for the seven peaks around. There is at present a park with the same name circling this formation. the park is an ideal place for relaxation amidst the immense natural beauty and the pleasant weather of the hilly region.
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
This is one of the most inportant temples of the holy city of Tirupathi in the Chittoor District and is dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi. A visit to this temple is must on your trip to this region. The temple is old and the walls, ceilings and dome are intricately carved with stone word. The sanctum sanctorium is where the idol of Goddess Padmavathi is placed. The temple is wheelchair accessible and thus a huge advantage for people who are specially abled as well. The time for arti is a visual bliss for all.