Tourism Places in Tirumala

Tourism places in Tirumala

Interesting Tourism places in Tirumala. Like Natural Rock Formation at Sila Thoranam and S.V.Museum Tirumala, where one can explore old Tirumala Photos and Other Inscriptions.


  • Sila Thoranam
  • S.V.Museum

Sila Thoranam Tirumala

As per History, Lord Venkateswara came to Tirumala in search of his wife. She He had reverence towards the sage Brigu Maharshi, even though the sage had insulted him by kicking Him on the chest, the place where his wife Mahalakshmi was there. He stood at the Top of Tirumala, which is now called SRIPADAM.


On the way down from Sripadam to Tirumala, there is a place called SILA THORANAM. Here natural rock depicts Lord Vishnu’s Sangu, Sakram, Thiruman and his Abhayakaram.

During excavations in the 1980’s on a mound of earth in the jungles 1 km. North of the temple where it was believed that some information lied buried about the Lord’s transformation into rock, a very rare phenomenon of two different sets of rocks connected together in the form of a thin link was found. This formation is known to exist elsewhere only at the 4 fingers of Texas and somewhere in Australia. This is pretty small in size relatively but what makes it unique and astounding is that nowhere in rock formations known to exist on the Indian soil have been found to be of this type and also, the height of The Lord confirms exactly to the distance of the pinnacle of the arch from the foot of the same! Also, two other formations excavated along with resemble the celestial conch and the discus that are the Lord’s possessions. These have not been carved even remotely. They are formed naturally very mysterious indeed! This geological arch is a very rare spectacle in the world. This arch (older than the Jurassic age) is 25ft in length, l0ft in height. Pilgrims must make it a point to visit this wonder of the world during their Tirumala trip.

S.V. Museum Tirumala

Sri Vari Museum is located next to the Karnataka Choultry. Tourists coming to this museum can see some of the beautiful pictures, artifacts and sculptures that depict the history of the main temple. It also houses scriptures and photographs, which can be viewed by the visitors all round the year. This is a newly built museum, which has free entry for the visitors.

Sri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignan Mandiram is a museum, which started its operations in 1980. It is also a meditation centre, where spiritual visitors can meditate and offer prayers. There are several religious artefacts like pooja utensils inside this museum. The hall for meditation is functional all round the year and is an ideal place for making peaceful meditation


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  1. Hi Kamal, thanks a million for your help to all of us.
    we are the family of 6members starting from Hyderabad by this friday(4th) & reaches by Saturday Morning.

    As i informed you earlier we booked 100/- Room along with the 300/- darshan tickets. by saturday evening we will done with lord darshan.

    1) Hearing heavy rains at Tirupati, how is the situation now ok to visit or reschedule?
    2) we booked return journey from TPTY by Monday Evng. So can you please help us on planning for sunday & monday to visit most of the must visit or nearby places, we are thinking about kanipakam & kalahasti also if possible.

    can you please guide what to visit from where? to utilize the time at it best?

    Thanks alot!!!
    Shyam & Family.

    • Dear Shyam,
      1) It is perfectly alright to visit Tirupati. Not raining now.
      2) After completing darshan, please visit
      Aadi Varaha Swamy Temple, near Swamy Pushkarini. 5 mins walk from main temple.
      Sri Bedi anjaneya swamy temple – 5 mins walk from main temple. Right opposite to main temple.

      Next day plan to visit these places in Tirumala
      Akasa ganga theertham, sri venu gopala swamy temple, papa vinasanam – All these places falls under one route
      Chakra theertham, srivari padalu, Sila thoranam – all these places falls under one route.

      After reaching Tirupati, plan to visit these places

      Sri Kapileswara swamy temple, which is on the way to Bus station, you can get down here at Nandi Circle. You can inform driver that I need to get down at Kapila theertham – It takes 30 mins to complete darshan, pushkarini view

      Sri Govindaraja swamy temple – You can plan this on the evening , it takes 20 mins max to complete darshan.

      On 3rd day.

      Plan to visit Kanipakam temple, it takes 1 hour 45 mins by bus, darshan will take 30 mins.
      On return, you can plan for Sri Kalahasthi. It takes 1 hour from Tirupati to Sri Kalahasthi by Bus. Darshan will take 35 – 45 mins.

      Please let me know if you need more details.


  2. Dear sir,
    My family come to tirupati so tomorrow 8th Dec morning.alipiri lowest price lodges & pick up any vehicles

  3. Hello Sir,

    we are planning to come tirumala by Dec 24 by walking. we will start walk from thirupati to tirumala by 10 Pm we are allowed to walk after 10 PM. Please let us know expected crowd for DEC 25,


    • Dear Sir,

      Yes, Path will never be closed. You are good to start at 10 pm. Even if the crowd is high, TTD usually stops issuing Divya Darshan tokens for 2 -3 hours only ,but will never close the path for climbing.


  4. Respected Sir,

    We planning to climb steps. Which should I have to start? Some people told about Sri Vari Mettlu. Is that fine or we have start from Alipiri?

    Please suggest me.

    • Dear Sir

      Srivari mettu takes 2 hours 15 mins for climbing. Alipiri mettu takes 4 hours for climbing. Srivari mettu is available from 6 am – 6 pm. Alipiri mettu is for 24 hours. Srivari mettu will have less eat outs compared to alipiri.

      If you are planning early then it should be thru alipiri mettu only.


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