Situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is one of the most significant religious destinations in the country. The city is a home to numerous temples; hence, referred to as the Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh. Some of its must-visit places here are Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, Sri Kapileswara Swamy and Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temples, the zoo, Talakona Waterfalls and Swami Pushkarini Lake. However, what most people come here to visit is the revered Venkateswara Swamy Temple, also called Tirumala Temple. People, planning a trip, can choose from luxurious hotels in Tirupati like Hotel Bliss for a comfortable stay.
Just a 5-minute drive from the city railway station, Hotel Bliss is a good accommodation option. This award-winning property has 117 well-appointed rooms and suites that offer panoramic views of the city or the Seshachalam Hills. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and stylish interiors, the hotel rooms come with modern amenities like air conditioning, satellite LED TV, Wi-Fi access, personal safe, mini-bar, work desk and coffee maker. Hotel Bliss Tirupati offers four dining options, namely Navrattan, Khazana, Madhuvan and Surya. A pure vegetarian restaurant, Navrattan serves a wide range of North and South Indian dishes. Guests can treat their taste buds to an array of regional and international preparations at the multi-cuisine restaurant, Khazana. You can unwind with a glass of hand-crafted cocktail or mocktail at the Madhuvan bar. The Surya bar offers exotic drinks, finger food and signature coffees.
Guests can continue their fitness regimen by working out in the well-maintained gym on site. After a busy day of sightseeing, they can enjoy a few refreshing laps in the outdoor pool. For cab and ticketing services, an efficient staff is available at the 24-hour travel desk. Other conveniences provided here are a shopping arcade, business centre, internet cafe, round-the-clock room service, valet parking and doctor on call. For organising parties, seminars, meetings or weddings, Hotel Bliss Tirupati houses seven centrally air-conditioned venues. Having a capacity, ranging from 15 to 1000 people, these elegantly furnished halls feature state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Places to Visit in Tirupati
Among the myriad attractions in the area, one of the most important is Venkateswara Swamy Temple. An exceptional example of Dravidian architecture, it houses pyramidal towers, sculpted with images of numerous Hindu deities. Located within the premises, Swami Pushkarini Lake believed to be the spot, where Lord Balaji took a bath. Since then, it is considered almost equal in holiness to the Ganga River. Apart from this, people can also seek blessings at the famous Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple. The renowned SV Museum houses inscriptions, musical instruments, sculptures, pottery, and coins of silver and gold. Homage can be paid to God Krishna and Goddess Radha at ISKCON Temple. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, spread across approximately 353 sq km, is home to a variety of flora like red sanders, atalantia monophylla, acacia sundra, aegle marmelos and sandalwood. Sloth bears, sambars, wild boars and rat snakes live here, making it of interest to wildlife enthusiasts.
How to Reach
The nearest air transportation hub to the city is Tirupati Airport. People, coming from overseas can take a flight to Chennai International Airport, approximately 150 km from the pilgrimage destination. To reach this place by rail, travellers can book a ticket to the city railway station, just 1.5 km from here. Tourists can also hire a private or shared taxi to reach the destination from nearby cities. The transport departments of bordering states run regular buses so devotees can pay homage to Lord Vishnu. For a comfortable stay while here, tourists or pilgrims can book a room at myriad hotels in Tirupati like Hotel Bliss.