Tirupati Travel Guide, India
Tirupati, India – Overview: Bathed in Divinity
Tirupati is acclaimed worldwide for its Venkateshwara Temple. The city offers one of the most respected pilgrimage zones of India. At an altitude of 860 meters above the sea levels, the pious hills of Tirumala offer a place that reeks in divinity. In terms of pilgrim footfall, Tirupati is second to no one. Its toys of wood have great souvenir value. The city is also the world’s richest pilgrimage center getting huge donations from devotees.
Tirupati is located in Chittoor district in the southeastern corner of Andhra Pradesh and known for its atmosphere.
Climate for the area is influenced by the coastal draw, but Tirupati is not very humid or warm because of the elevation. In fact, Tirumala can get cold in winter, as the height of 860 meters draws chilly winds.
People are generally of Carnatic origin. They are called Dravidians. History says that the Aryans expelled the Dravids from the north. People are highly bent towards religion and offer great hospitality to tourists. People are a little inclined towards conservatism.
With the outpouring of divinity, each day is a festival yet the Brahmotsavam, held in September for a period of nine days, is an absolute treat to the senses. Its fifth and ninth days are more important than others are. The idols in the city are bathed in camphor and pilgrims offer their hair to mark a very important Carnatic ritual. On the third day, the Rathotsavam basks the area of Tirupati in its splendor.
The temple drives the economy of the place. Thousands of devotees provide monumental donations and it is enough to sustain the place. The city makes great wooden toys and idols of brass and copper. The handicrafts from the indigenous craftsmen are a top draw.
Air link - Tirupati has its own airport 15 kilometers from the main city. The city offers flights from Chennai, Vijaywada, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Rail links - Trains pass by Reninguta or Gudur. This is the closest people can alight and get to the city of Tirupati. From railway stations, you can decide to reach the town by bus or various taxis.
Bus links - Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation offers frequent service between Tirupati and Tirumala. The service is provided for free. Shri Venkateshwara and Shri Padmavathy are two of the renowned bus stations.
Overall, Tirupati with its Tirumala Range looks to exude bliss!
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