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Location : 154-kms From Chennai
Served As A Military Post : Until 1884
Nearby Attractions : Tirupati, Horsely Hills, Chandragiri, Nagari

Chittoor is located 154-km from Chennai on the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the district. This town is served well both by railways and roadways. A district administrative centre, Chittoor, was a British military post until 1884. The city is a road and trade centre; rice and oilseed milling are the main industries over here.

Balaji, Andhra PradeshThe bulk of Indian steatite (soapstone) comes from the nearby hills. The surrounding area is composed mainly of the Chittoor Basin along the course of the Penner River in the vicinity of the mountains of Cuddapah.

A Primitive Hub Of Principal Dynasties
Chittoor was not a homogeneous administrative unit in the past. Its component parts were under the control of various principal dynasties at different periods of time. They include the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Pallavas, Chalukyas of Badami, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Cholas, Pandyas, Rayas of Vijayanagara, Qutub Shahis, Mughals, Asaf Jahis, Marathas, and Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore, besides minor dynasties such as Renadu Cholas, Bans, Vaidumbas, Nolanbas, Western Gangas, Yadavarayas and Matlis, Mayana Nawabs of Western Cuddapah and Nawabs of Acrot.

Main Festivities
The most important religious functions celebrated here are Sri Rama Navami and Adikrittika in honor of "Kodandarama" and "Subrahmanyesvara" respectively.


Tirupati town is 67-km Chitoor, on the southern portion of Andhra Pradesh. The most important place of interest at the place is the historic shrine of Sri Venkateswara (also spelt as Venkateshwara), 'the Lord of Seven Hills', who is famous all over the country.

Chandragiri was the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is located at a distance of 12-km from Tirupati, in Chitoor district. The forts and Mahals at the place are attractions for tourists.

Guntipalle Village lies at a distance of above 18-km from Chitoor, on the Chitoor Penumuru Road. Puligunda (Tiger Hill), a pillar of rock at a height of 213.36m is an important place of interest in this village.

This village is situated at a distance of about 8-km northeast of Chittoor. It is the set of the ancient temples of Mukkantisvara and Lakshminarayana, said to have been constructed by the Chola kings, about 1,000 years ago.

A picnic spot where there is high cliff called "Nagari Nose", situated in the Nagari hills. It is called so, as it resembles a human nose in shape.

Horsley Hills
Horsley hills are one of the famous hill resorts of Andhra Pradesh. It is named after WD Horsley, who was the collector of Cuddapah district. Horsley chose this spot for his summer residence. It is situated at an altitude of 1,265 m, which makes this place delightfully cool, with a maximum summer temperature of 32°C, and minimum of 20°C. The shady slopes found in this are wooded with luxurious vegetation.

Tirupati has many tourist attractions apart from the temple of Lord Venkateswara. Thalakona is a forest located 30-km from Tirupati.

Kailasakona Waterfalls
Tirupati is one of the most famous pilgrim centres of India. There are many nearby attractions too where tourists can experience the beauty of the nature. Kailashnath Kona is one such attraction.

A famous health resort, located at an altitude of 710m above sea level, Madanapalle enjoys a salubrious climate throughout the year.

This village is famous for its bone setters, whose ability to set right any type of fracture with the help of herbs and indigenous plaster, is renowned throughout southern India.


The nearest airport is at Chennai , which 154-km away from Chittor.

Chittoor has an important railway station on the Renigunta - Katpadi line of the southern railway. It is well connected with all the places in the state.

It is the headquarter of the district Chittoor and is connected with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with a good network of roadways. The Chennai Mumbai Trunk Road and the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway pass through this town.


There are various accommodation options in Chittor varying from small budget hotels to posh ones.


Climate: Tropical
Temperature Range (deg C):
Summer: Max 43°C, Min 30°C. (116.9F - 81.56F Approx.)
Winter: Max 29°C, Min 21°C. (78.84F - 57F Approx.)
Rainfall: 908.1 mm Seasonal
Clothing: Light Cottons
STD Code: 042837


Tirupati : 67-km
Guntipalle: 18-km
Kalvagunta: 8-km
Thalakona: 97-km
Chandragiri: 79-km
Chennai :154-kms


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