Tirupati is well known the world over for the Venkateswara Swamy Temple, and is therefore a major pilgrimages for the Hindus. This city is located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Millions of people flock to this place every year and it is considered among the busiest pilgrimages of the world. Tirupati is not only a pilgrimage and tourist center, but also a happening educational and economic hub of India. Tourists should explore the innumerable temples present, along with places like Regional Science Center, museum, fort, zoological park and many more.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Tirupati Airport is also called Renigunta Airport, which is located 14 km from the city center. The flights available from the Tirupati Airport are for Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai. The airlines operating from here are Air India, SpiceJet, and JetKonnect.
Some of the facilities and upgrades done or in the pipeline include night-landing facilities, free baggage-carrying facility, free baggage-handling for senior citizens, wheelchairs for the disabled, shopping outlets (for magazines, newspapers, books, local handicrafts, ethnic jewellery, etc.), restaurants, eateries, cafeterias, fast food outlets, beverage shops, and many more.
Bus, prepaid car and car rental services are available from the airport. The Tirupati Railway Station and Sri Kalahasti Railway Station are also located only 14.95 km and 19 km, respectively, from the airport.
More Information on Tirupati
This place is spread over 24 sq km, and its population is 459,985. The languages spoken here are Telugu and English. The must-visit temples here are:
- Padmavathi Ammavari
- Tirumala Venkateswara
- Varadaraja Swamy
- Govindaraja Swamy
- Kodanda Rama Swamy
- Anjaneya Swamy
- Venugopala Swamy
- Agusthyeswara Swamy
- Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy
- Vedanarayana Swamy
Some of the other destinations are:
- National Council of Science Museums
- Chandragiri Fort
- Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park
September to March is the best time to visit Tirupati.