Tirupati Top Visiting Places, Best Places, Timings, Route information
Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple
As per the Legend, Sage Kapila Maharshi did penance here for Lord Siva and Installed Siva Linga. Temple is 3 km from Tirupati Bus station and can be reached by Bus and Auto Rickshaw.
Temple Tank Kapila Theertham is located right at the entrance. It is believed that a holy dip in this Theertham will relieve the devotees from all sins.
Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple
Temple is close to Tirupati Railway station, which is a walkable distance. As per the folklore, the main deity of Govindaraja Swamy in leaning posture was shifted from Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu) when the local Chola emperor announced dismantling of the statue. On learning about its shifting to Tirupati, Vaishnavite Saint Ramanuja arrived here in 1130 A.D and consecrated the same as per ‘Vaikhanasa Agama’ doctrine at the place where it exists today.It is said that the temple had Sri Parthasarathy (Lord Krishna as the charioteer of Arjuna) on the main altar but Sri Ramanujacharya added the deity of Sri Govindaraja Swami.
Sri Padmavathi Devi Temple, Tiruchanoor
Temple is 6 km from Tirupati bus station and is accessible by bus/ auto-rickshaw. It hardly takes 20 mins by bus to reach the temple
Goddess Lakshmi self-manifested here. As per the folklore, goddess Alamelu, an Avatar of Lakshmi, was born the daughter of Akasha Raja, the ruler of this region, and married Lord Venkateswara at Narayanavanam and later moved to Tirupati.
Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram
As per the legend, Lord Venkateswara stayed here for 6 months with his consort Padmavathi Devi after marriage. This temple is known for Kalyana Kankanam, where Lord granted a wish that whoever performed Kalyanam for the deities will get married soon.
Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Appalayagunta
This temple is 16 Km from Tirupati bus station. The main deity appears here in Abhaya Hastam (Boon giver) posture. Arjitha Sevas performed daily similar to Tirumala Temple.
Sri Agastheeswara Swamy Temple, Mukkoti
It is one of the five Siva temples located on the banks of Swarna Mukhi River. It is said that Sage Agastya installed Siva Linga and offered prayers here. This temple is 9 Km from Tirupati bus station.
Sri Parasurameswara Swamy Temple, Gudimallam
This temple was built in 2 BC and is the first temple in India. Lord Vishnu and Brahma were sculptured on Siva Linga. This temple is 29 Km from Tirupati and can be reached by cab.
Tirupati Top Visiting Places during Summer
- S.V.Zoological Park: It is 10 Km from Tirupati.
- Chandragiri Fort: 13 Km from Tirupati.
- Horsley Hills: It is located near Madanapalle. Best place to visit in Summer.
Tirupati Top Visiting Places during winter
- Talakona Waterfalls: It is 70 Km from Tirupati and can be reached by Cab and Bus.
- Sadasiva Kona falls: It is 40 Km from Tirupati and can be reached by two-wheeler or four-wheeler.
- Kailasa Kona falls: It is 35 Km from Tirupati station.
- Moolakona Falls: 37 Km from Tirupati.