Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its Sri Venkateswara Temple sits atop one of the 7 peaks of Tirumala Hills, attracting scores of Hindu pilgrims. Sri Venkateswara National Park, home to the temple, also contains the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park with lions and primates. Nearby, next, to a waterfall and cave believed to be sacred, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The primary attraction of Tirupati is, of course, the Sri Venkateshwara Temple, which is the highlight of the town. The non-stop chanting of ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’, the mad pilgrim rush, the heavy security surrounding the entire area, and the awe-inspiring 8-feet tall idol of Lord Venkateshwara – everything about the Sri Venkateshwara Temple is majestic and overwhelming. Spread over an area of 26 kilometers, the temple is also commonly referred to as the Temple of Seven Hills, as it is located in Tirumala, a little hill town home to the Tirumala Hills, which comprise of seven peaks. The Sri Venkateshwara Temple is situated on the seventh hill and is a religious landmark where thousands of people come to pay their respects every day. This temple is the wealthiest temple in the entire Indian subcontinent, owing mainly due to the fact that it receives a staggering number of donations each day. Standing under a gilded dome and looking up at the gigantic idol of Lord Venkateshwara adorned with flowers, gold and diamonds is a marvelous spiritual experience in itself – it is much like chancing upon serenity amidst a lot of chaos, and it is a feeling you won’t forget anytime soon.
Pick up from your residence at 08.00hrs and drive to Tirupati. Lunch en-route, expected to arrive around 16.00hrs. Check in to your hotel upon arrival and relax. Dinner and overnight.
Morning breakfast at 07.15hrs, proceed to APTDC assemble point at Srinivasa Complex, Opp RTC bus station in Tirupati. Meet the guide at 07.45hrs. The guide will travel with you to Tirumala in APTDC minibus. Upon arrival at Tirumala, you will be allowed inside in a line at the main entrance to enter the temple. After Darshan, you will be received at the meeting point as informed by the guide. He will distribute 2 Laddu (Prasadam) per head and escort to board your minibus to Tirupati (this process takes minimum 1 hour to maximum 3 hours. You arrive at APTDC assemble point in Tirupati. Our driver will take you to your hotel for fresh up. Check out and proceed to visit Padmavathi temple and then to Chennai. You will be dropped to your residence around 22.00hrs. Tour ends.
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