Weekend Trip to Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
- Temples and Gardens
Summer 23 to 43°C
Winter 15 to 35°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 251 kilometers / 4 h ,9 m
Best Time To Visit
A Sanctum Sanctorum of Lord Venkateswara, Tirupati is one of the most popular temple towns in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Tirumala, Tirupati is far-famed for the Sri Venkateswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a form of Lord Vishnu revered in South India. Lord Vishnu is known as Balaji in North India whereas he is popular as Govinda in South India. The temple is situated on the hill top of Tirumala. To reach Tirumala hill, one has to cross 7 peaks known as Sapthagiri. These seven hills epitomize the seven hoods of Adisesha. Sheshnag is depicted in a massive form that floats on Sheersagar and serves as a bed for Lord Vishnu.Places to Visit in Tirupati :
How to Reach Tirupati
Tirupati Railway Station is well-connected to all major cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai and Visakhapatnam. Another major railhead is nearby Renigunta. It is located 15 kilometers away from Tirupati. Renigunta is located in Trivandrum-Delhi route and is well-connected to all major cities in India.
Tirupati airport is located at Renigunta, which is around 15 kilometers away from Tirupati. From here onwards, you’ll have to take a taxi to reach Tirupati. The airport is connected to major cities such as Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad via regular flights.
The National Highway 4 and National Highway 205 connect Bangalore and Tirupati. For those travelling via car/taxi cab, it will take around 4 hours to reach Tirupati. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses connect various cities in Karnataka with Tirupati.