Quietly settled in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati has marked its significance on the map of India. Though the city is smaller in respect to geographical data, but its charm is spread all over the country. And the most primary reason for this is the existence of the temple of Sri VenkateswaraSwamy. According to the legends, Tirupati has been the favorite place for Lord Venkateswara – “The Lord of Seven Hills”. That’s why, people of Tirupati still believes that it is the blessing of Lord Venkateswara that saves them from any kind of unwanted disturbances. And maybe it is the aura of the Lord that attracts thousands of pilgrims to this beautiful city. When you step inside this city, you can feel the spiritual aura in the air that will clean your soul and mind from any kind of stresses. So, visiting this city can actually rejuvenate your body spiritually.
However, visit to this city will be absolutely incomplete unless you visit the famous Sri VenkateswaraSwamy temple. Till date, this temple is considered to be the richest temple in India. Its treasure is filled with million kilos of gold and silver, donated by the worshippers. People in Tirupati believes that a visit to this temple can actually fulfill your wish. Other than this religious fact, its striking ornated architectural design definitely deserves admiration. Hence, even if you are not a believer of God, pay a visit to this place to this temple to see the architectural work.
Other than religious significance, the city does have a picturesque beauty surrounding it. And one of the finest examples of this is Tirumala Hill.
Hence, either you are traveling alone or with your family, a trip to this temple city will definitely educate you a lot about the religious facts of ancient Indian history.
Essential travel information and Tirupati tips for your visit
Time Zone: IST (UTC +5:30)
Currency: Their official currency is Rupee. (Ã¢‚Â¹)
Electricity and Internet:
- Voltage: 220V and 240V AC
- For Internet – Free Wi Fi is available in some of the hotels.
Language: Telegu, however, Hindi and English are also spoken sometimes.
- For ambulance: 102
- For Police, Medical and Fire Emergencies: 108
- Local Police: 100
- Fire Service: 101
- Wear appropriate clothing. For women, wearing traditional Indian sarees or salwar suit with dupatta is necessary while visiting the temple.
- Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
- Wearing of flowers is strictly prohibited, because all flowers belong to the Lord.
- Spitting, littering or creating any kind of nuisance is strictly prohibited.
- Carrying mobile phones, video cameras are not allowed while going for darshan.