Tirupati Tourism

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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.

Tirupati Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Tirupati tips for your visit

Time Zone: IST (UTC +5:30)

Currency: Their official currency is Rupee. (₹)

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.

Security:

  • For ambulance: 102
  • For Police, Medical and Fire Emergencies: 108
  • Local Police: 100
  • Fire Service: 101

Customs:

  • 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.
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Facts and Stats for Tirupati*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tirupati

    Know the pollution level of Tirupati before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35 (Low)
  • Tirupati: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tirupati for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tirupati.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Tirupati - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.08 (High)
    • Pollution Index 52.24 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tirupati

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tirupati

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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