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Location: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Must Visits: Chandragiri, Horsley Hills, Srikalahasti, Thalakona
Best Time To Visit: Throughout The Year


Srikalahasti
Srikalahasti, Tirupati, Andhra PradeshSrikalahasti is one of the most sacred 'Shiva Kshetras'. It is in 'Srikalahasti Mandalam' of Chittoor district, about 60-km from Tirupati. It is situated at the foot of the Kailasagiri hill abutting the river Swarnamukhi, to the west of the Kannapa hill.

Sri Venugopalaswami Temple
Karvetinagaram is 58-km from Tirupati where there is Sri Venugopalaswami temple. The main deity of the temple is Sri Venugopalaswami with His consorts - Sri Rukmini Ammavaru and Sri Satyabhama Ammavaru.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Narayanavanam is 40-km from Tirupati, where Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple is situated. Lord Sri Venkateswaraswami and Sri Padmavati Ammavaru, daughter of Akasa Maharaja were married here. Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami is the main deity here.

Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple
Sri Veda Narayanaswami temple, located in Nagalapuram 70-km southeast of Tirupati houses an image of the 'Matsya' (fish) form of Vishnu, with Sridevi and Bhudevi on either side.

It is believed that Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, in the form of Matsya, killed the 'Rakshasa' (demon) Somakudu here, and retrieved the Vedas from the latter.

Sri Chennakesavaswami Temple
Tallapaka village at a distance of 100-km from Tiurpati which is the birth place of Sri Annamacharya, the Sankeertana Acharyulu who was born to Sri Narayanasuri and Lakkamamba. Sri Chennakesavaswami Temple is located in this village and is believed the temple was constructed and administered by the Matti Rajahs about 1000 years ago.

Sri Kariya Manikyaswami Temple
Sri Kariya Manikyaswami temple also called "Sri Perumala Swami temple" is located in Nagiri. It is 51-km from Tirupati and it is believed that at this place, Lord Sri Maha Vishnu killed 'Makara' (a crocodile) and saved 'Gajendra' (an elephant). This episode is referred to as the 'Gajendramoksham' in the 'Mahabhagavatam'.

Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple
14-km from Tirupati in Appalayagunta there is a temple of Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami. It is believed that Sri Venkateswaraswami, after marrying Sri Padmavati Ammavaru, blessed Sri Siddeswara and other sages here.

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

Horsley Hills
Horsley Hills, Tirupati, Andhra PradeshHorsley hills are located 151-km from Tirupati. 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 1,265m, 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.

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



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