Tirupati has many tourist attractions apart from the temple of Lord Venkateswara or Venkateshwara. Thalakona is a forest located 30-kms from Tirupati . Deep in these forests is a 6m perennial waterfall known as Talakona. It is an enchanting picnic spot of great scenic beauty. It is believed that this place is the threshold to the seven hills of Tirumala.
Tirupati being the most famous pilgrim centre is well connected by air, rail and road. Tourists can take busses from Tirupati.
Accomodation is available in the hotels at Tirupati .