Tirumala Venkateswara Temple(also known as Srivenkatam) is a famous Vedic temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth, and the most-visited place of worship in the world.
ITINERARY 3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS
|Day 01 :
Arrive Chennai Airport - Railway station Transfer to Hotel. Local visits Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George, Museum. Evening have a fun in Marina Beach. Overnight stay at Chennai.
|Day 02 :
After breakfast Departure To Tirupati (160 kms. - 4 hrs.) Transfer to Hotel. Later proceed to Tirumala Hill (22 kms.). Temple Darshan and back. Overnight stay at Tirupati.
|Day 03 :
After breakfast Departure to Kanchipuram (120 kms. - 3 hrs.) visits Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, Sankara Charya Mutt. Later proceed to Chennai ( 80 kms. - 2 hrs.) Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Chennai.
|Day 04 :
After breakfast check-out from Hotel. Departure To Mahabalipuram (80 kms. - 2 hrs.) Local visits Pallavas Panch Rathas, Arjun Shilanyas, Sea shore Temple and back to Chennai and drop at Airport - Railway station. Tour concludes.
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Places To See
1. Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple
The most visited shrine after the Balaji temple is Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu's incarnation, Lord Krishna. Within its premises, there are temples of Sri Andal, Sri Parthasarathy and Sri Venkateswara also. In the year 1130, this temple was sanctified by Saint Ramanujacharya, since then devotees are being attracted towards this temple.
2. Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is one of the three Gods that form the Hindu trinity. This temple is located at the base of the Tirumala hills and one of the major aspects of this temple which is the most admirable is its exquisite architectural beauty. Tourists also visit it for the beautiful natural waterfall here, know as the Kapila Teertham.
3. Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
Dedicated to the 'Ram Parivar' (comprising of Lord Rama, Mata Sita and Sri Lakshmana), this temple is located at the middle of Tirupati and was built in the 10th century. It is said that this temple was built to commemorate Lord Rama's journey to Tirupati. Exactly opposite stands the Sri Anjaneyaswami (Hanuman) in order to complete the 'Ram Parivar'.
This popular attraction is located at a distance of 5 km from the main city. It is believed that the trip to Tirupati is incomplete without visiting the home temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi (goddess Lakshmi), which is located here. Tirupati is also known for its famous practice of Tonsure, in which people either cut their hair or go bald in showing respect to the Lord and symbolizing the renunciation of worldly fashion. This is a very popular practice, tourists and devotees perform this activity often.
Located at a distance of 11 km from Tirupati, this place is famous for the Chandragiri Fort that has been elevated on an elevated rock which is 180 meters high. It is famous for its palaces and forts. This place is must while visiting Tirupati.
6 .Horsley Hills
This small hill station can be added by the nature lovers to their itinerary. It is located at the southwest border of Andhra Pradesh and is 1200 meters above the sea level. Surrounded by the valleys of teak, mango, sandalwood and eucalyptus, this place proves to be a nature's bliss.
7 Kailasakona Waterfalls
Another site for the nature lovers, this place is naturally blessed. It is said that the water in these waterfalls is rich in minerals and has a great healing power. It is located in the Nagary Valley.
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