Best Things To Do in Tirupati, India

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As you know Tirupati is a temple city. Hence, temple hopping is the most important tour that you should attempt first. Visiting important temples like Sri VenkateswaraSwamyVaari Temple, Sri PadmavathiAmmavari Temple, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple let you know about the reasons responsible for making Tirupati the most important temple city of India. Moreover, the jaw dropping Dravidian architectural design of these temples is equally enchanting. Other than this, waterfalls like KapilaTheertham, JapaliTheertam also deserves your visit. It is not only for its religious importance but also to admire the picturesque natural beauty of these waterfalls.

For history lovers, museum like Sri Venkatesvara museum informs you about the cultural rich historical fact of this city. For geologists, Silathoranam or Rock Garden is simply unignorable.

Below we have a list of things to do in Tirupati and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Tirupati getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Tirupati with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Tirupati

Here is the list of things to do in Tirupati and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Venkateswara Temple

    4.8 (400 Votes)
    Venkateswara Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Architecture , Hill

    When the question comes about the holiest city in India, Tirupati tops the list. And this beautiful city is simply unimaginable without the existence of the famous Tirumala Temple (Sri VenkateswaraSwamyVaari Temple). Stand majestically at the peak of Tirumala Hills, this stunning temple sheerly decors the skyline of the city. The popularity of this temple is not only because of its rich religio...Read more
  2. Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Another equally important temple without which Tirupati pilgrimage is considered incomplete is Sri PadmavathiAmmavari Temple. Located slightly away from Tirumala Tirupati temple, this pious site is equally majestic that will put you in awe of it. The moment you step inside the premise of this temple, the spiritual aura in the ambience will put at ease instantly. This temple is dedicated to Godd...Read more
  3. Iskcon - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir

    Religious Site, Temple

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness doesn’t need any special introduction. Its glory and love for the beloved Lord Krishna has spread all over the world. With numerous establishments for the last 50 years, ISKCON has taught people to believe in the ethic that Lord Krishna has preached in the most religious book on Indian culture – Bhagavad Gita. Take a trip to this b...Read more
  4. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Nestled at the heart of this temple city, this ancient temple is surely going to grab your attention with its striking architectural appearance. This temple is said to be dedicated to Lord Balaji’s brother. According to the history, this temple is said to be built in 1130AD. You can make it from the seven storied Gopuram with 11 kalasas which is said to be nearly 15th century old. The mos...Read more
  5. Kapila Theertham

    3.9 (313 Votes)
    Kapila Theertham

    Religious Site, Temple, Water Body

    It is the only temple in Tirupati that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Beside the temple you will come across a breathtaking waterfall that forms a lake at the bottom, named KapilaTheertamPushkarini. According to the locals, taking a dip into this lake during Karthika month, one will get rid of all sings and go to Brahma’s world. Even if you are an atheist, make sure you take a dip into this ...Read more
  6. Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Settled slightly away from the city, this beautiful temple is considered as an alternative for the famous Tirumala Tirupati Temple. This temple is also bestowed with divine power. People who are unable to visit Tirumala Tirupati Temple because of its height and long que can easily visit this temple. The peaceful ambience and spiritual aura will rejuvenate your soul and mind. This temple comes w...Read more
  7. Aadhi Varaahaswamy Temple

    4.8 (95 Votes)
    Aadhi Varaahaswamy Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Settled on the bank of Pushkarini River, facing towards Sri Venkateswara Swami temple, this significant temple is recommended to visit first before starting Tirupati tour. Legend says, this temple is dedicated to AdiVaraha (incarnation of Lord Vishnu). It has been heard the Lord Vishnu took permission of AdiVaraha to stay in Tirupati. Hence, visiting this temple first becomes obligatory. That&r...Read more
  8. Talakona

    4.3 (362 Votes)

    View Point, Nature

    If temple visit is not your sole aim to visit Tirupati, a tour to this majestic waterfall will be a nice break in your trip. Situated away from the city, located in the midst of nature this stunning milky white waterfall has been the muse for many wildlife photographers. Even if you don’t belong to this profession, a visit to this waterfall will put you in awe of the mind blowing creation...Read more
  9. Tirumala Deer Park Reserve

    4.5 (152 Votes)
    Tirumala Deer Park Reserve

    Wildlife Park

    If you are travelling with your family, Deer Park will surely allure you to enjoy a nice picnic in this gorgeous park. Surrounded with nature, this park has become one of the favorite for many travelers who come to Tirupati. As you wander in this park, you might spot few deer playing around. They might come near you and nibble. If you have kids, they are surely going to enjoy such affectionate ...Read more
  10. Papavinasam Theertham

    4.5 (276 Votes)
    Papavinasam Theertham

    Religious Site

    Another religious waterfall which deserves special mention in the religious tour to Tirupati is Papavinasam. As the name suggest, this place is visited by every pilgrim who come to this city take a dip into its holy water. They believe that taking a dip into this water will wash off all their sins. Whether this legend is true or not is still unpredictable. Still the striking beauty of the water...Read more
  11. Chandragiri Fort

    4.1 (280 Votes)
    Chandragiri Fort

    Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Visit the famous Chandragiri Palace located in Chandragiri, which used to be the capital city of Vijayanagara empire. According to the history, this fort was built around 1000 AD and was under the rule of Aravidu dynasty. They ruled for three centuries. Later on, it was handed over to Vijayanagara rulers. The entire palace is divided into two buildings, named as Raj Mahal and Rani Mahal. The Ra...Read more
  12. Japali Teertham

    4.8 (246 Votes)
    Japali Teertham

    Religious Site, Temple, Water Body, Lake

    This is another sacred water body of Tirupati which is visited by the pilgrims throughout the year. Unlike other sacred water bodies of this city, this place is devoid of crowd. Hence, if you are visiting this place you can enjoy your stay without being bothered by restless crowd. The primary attraction of this place is the temple of Lord Hanuman. According to the legend, Sage Jabali performed ...Read more
  13. Akasa Ganga

    Religious Site, Water Body

    Among all the spiritual water bodies in Tirupati, this one is the most sacred waterfall. It has been heard that previously priestess used to collect water from this waterfall and then it was used to bathe Sri Venkateswara Swamy. At present, after the establishment of Tirupathi Thirumala Devasthanam (TTD), pipelines have been set to simplify the task of carrying to water to the temple. If you ar...Read more
  14. Silathoranam

    4.7 (471 Votes)

    Geological Formation

    Tirupati city is always associated with temples and sacred waterfalls. But what is the most surprising fact about this city is, it has one of the ‘oldest and rarest’ geological formations in the world. This rock formation is a natural stone arch. This stone arch got SilaThoranam (garland of rocks) because of its structure. According to the geologist, this formation might have taken ...Read more
  15. Sri Venkateswara Museum

    4.4 (179 Votes)
    Sri Venkateswara Museum

    Art Museum, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    If you are fond of architecture and ancient art, a visit to this museum will enlighten you on this subject. Step inside the temple and you can see exclusive collection of ancient sculptures, artifacts, Indian musical instruments, metal sculptures, images, paintings, potteries, coins and various other articles. To make the tour easier for the visitors, the authorities of the museum has divided t...Read more