South India Wonders

Tirupati Attractions

Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri Fort is the southern entrance to the temple for the vehicles coming from Bangalore, Tamilnadu and Kerala.It is a historical fort and encircles eight ruined temples of saivite and vaishanavite pantheons, Raja Mahal,Rani Mahal and other ruined structures.

ISKCON Lord Krishna Temple
ISKCON known for the architecture on the way to tirumala hills has the carving of Lord Narasimha Swamy, Lord Varaha Swamy and Krishna Leela are marvelous.Lord Krishna”s playful acts on the windows glass reveals the colorful masterpiece in art work. The pillars are decorated with ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. A beautiful park is sorrouded with lot of flowers, ponds and fountains.

Kapila Theertham
Kapila Theertham is the only temple in Tirupati, dedicated to lord Shiva.This huge temple stands at the entrance to a mountain cave in one of the steep and vertical faces at the foot of the amazing hills of Tirumala, where the waters of the mountain stream Paapa Vinasanam fall as a huge waterfall.A huge stone statue of a seated bull “Nandhi”, Lord”s Shiva”s steed, greets devotees and passersby at the entrance to the temple.

Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple
Kodhanda Rama Swamy Temple, known for the architecture- Lord Rama, Seetha and Lakshmana and the Anjaneya Swamy is seen near the foot of Lord Rama.Located in the heart of city.

Padmavati Temple
In Tirupati catch the exquisitely carved gold gopuram of the Lord Venkateswara Temple, glinting in the sun. the Trimala shrine is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. This ancient temple has also found a mention in various Sastras and Puranas.That’s not all. There are other famous shrines in Tirupati town – Govindarajaswamy, Kodanda Ramaswamy, Tiruchanur (Goddess Padmavathi), Kapila Theertham (Lord Shiva) and Srinivasa Managapuram (Sri Venkateswara).

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park
In Tirupati catch the exquisitely carved gold gopuram of the Lord Venkateswara Temple, glinting in the sun. the Trimala shrine is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. This ancient temple has also found a mention in various Sastras and Puranas.That’s not all. There are other famous shrines in Tirupati town – Govindarajaswamy, Kodanda Ramaswamy, Tiruchanur (Goddess Padmavathi), Kapila Theertham (Lord Shiva) and Srinivasa Managapuram (Sri Venkateswara).

Srikalahasti
Srikalahasti (Sri=Spider,Kala=Snake,Hasti=Elephant),located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi ( a tributary to river Pennar), is one of the important ancient Siva temples in South India. The temple is in between the river bank and the foot of the hills and the place is known as Dakshina (South) Kailasam. The lofty gopuram is a great example for the architecture.The hundred pillared mandapam is an important feature of this temple.

Talakona
Talakona Waterfall also known as Sri Venkateswara park,is the highest waterfall in Andhra pradesh. Lord Siddeswara Temples is located close to the waterfall.The water of the Talakona is enriched with herbs and people believe that it has healing properties. Talakona was declared as Bio-Sphere Reserve because of the rare species. A long and treacherous trekking route leads to the top of the hill, which can be reached by multiple paths.

Thiruchanoor
Thiruchanoor also known as Alamelu Mangapuram, the temple is home to the temple of Sri Alamelu (Padmavati), consort of Sri Venkateshwara. It is believed that the goddess Alamelu, an avatara of Lakshmi, was born the daughter of Akasha Raja, the ruler of this region, and wed Venkateshwara of Tirupati.

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Hindu Temple of Lord Venkateswara located in the hill town Tirumala. The temple is located on the Venkatachalam hill that forms part of the seven hills of Tirumala, and hence the temple is also known as the Temple of Seven Hills.The Tirumala hills comprising of the seven hills of Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri are the abode of the Tirumala Venkateswara temple. The hill town (Tirumala) and the temple (Venkateswara Temple) are located on the Seshadri or Seshachelam hill.

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