TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAM GARDENS

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Location : Tirupathi, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
Area : 460 Acres
Dates Back To : 14th Century
Believed To Have Started By : Vaishnava Acharya Sri Ramanuja And His Disciple, Sri Anandalwar

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Gardens are beautiful gardens with rare species of plants and trees, maintained by the 'Devasthanam'. This garden spreads over 460 acres in Tirupati and Tirumala. Tourists who visit Tirupathi can see these splendid gardens with around 200 varieties of plants.

TTD Administrative Building, Tirupati, Andhra PradeshThere are four nurseries at Tirumala with mist chambers - in the Travellers Bungalow area, Gogarbham Dam area, Sri Padmavathi Guest House area and Divyaramam area. A number of hybrid varieties of plants are developed and raised in the nurseries.

It is believed that the great 'Vaishnava Acharya Sri Ramanuja' and his disciple, 'Sri Anandalwar' are responsible for starting these gardens, in the 14th century. One can find inscriptions in the temple, which refer to numerous flower gardens during the latter period of the 14th and 15th centuries.

The total demand for the flowers of all the temples in Tirumala is met by these gardens. It supplies garlands for the deities and for decorating the 'mandapam', 'pandals' and 'vahanas' on festive occasions. TTD also organises horticultural flower shows every year during the 'Brahmotsavam' called as "Pushpa Yagam".

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: Tirupati being the most famous pilgrim centre is well connected by. Road: Regular bus services are also available from Tirupati to any of the major cities in and around the state. For city transportation taxis, autos and city buses are available too.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation facilities are available in all the hotels at Tirupathi .





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