Here are the top 39 tourist attractions to see in Tirupati:

1. Sri Venkateswara Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

1 kms
from city center
1 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Venkateshwara Temple is the most revered and celebrated temple of the temple town of Tirupati having tourists and pilgrims flooding in all year long.

2. Akasaganga Teertham

3.1 /5

12 kms
from city center
2 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Akasaganga Teertham is a waterfall in Tirupati, located at a distance of 3 km from the main temple. The waterfall has water flowing all throughout the year and holds immense religious significance.

3. Silathoranam

3.1 /5

11 kms
from city center
3 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

One of the natural marvels that history left behind, the Silathoranam, now, finds itself being an important landmark in archaeology and heritage. This is a natural rock formation, one of the only three of this kind in the world.

4. Swami Pushkarini Lake

3.1 /5

0 kms
from city center
4 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Almost neighboring the Sri Venkateshwara Temple, is Swami Pushkarini Lake. According to the legends, the lake belonged to Lord Vishnu and was located in Vaikuntham.

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5. City Shopping

2.9 /5

1 kms
from city center
5 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

While in Tirupati one can shop for religious items such as idols, pendants, paintings and images. Another popular item here are wooden replicas of Lord Tirumala, found in varied sizes.

6. Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple

3.1 /5

362 kms
from city center
6 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

This temple lies at a distance of 70 km from Tirupati and was constructed by Sir Krishna Deva Raya. It holds great mythological importance and is believed to be the site where Lord Vishnu battled with Rasksash Somakadu, won and took over the vedas from him.

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7. Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

3.1 /5

1 kms
from city center
7 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

At a little distance from the main city area, one finds the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi. One of the many sacred structures of Tirupati, this one is home to many legends and stories about the Goddess.

8. TTD gardens

3.1 /5

4 kms
from city center
8 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Spreading over an area of 460 acres, the TTD gardens in Tirupati are known for their ornately decorated and manicured flower gardens. Alongside its lush green beauty, the garden also includes Alwar Tank, Mangalabhavi and Ananthapalligunta.

9. Chittoor

3.1 /5

57 kms
from city center
9 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

At around 72 km away from Tirupati, Chittoor or Chittur is a temple town and enshrines many deities. Some of the famous temples include Varasiddi Vinayaka Swamy Temple, Subramanya Swamy Temple, Durgamma Gudi and Sai baba Temple.

10. Sri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignan Mandiram

3.2 /5

56 kms
from city center
10 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Established in the year 1980, the Sri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignan Mandiram in Tirupati is a museum that houses some of the most traditional articles that are used to perform Puja.

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11. Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

0 kms
from city center
11 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Govindarajaswami Temple is a 12th century Hindu Vaishnavite shrine built by Saint Ramanujacharya and is one of the biggest temple complexes in the district. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu, also called Govindarajaswami. The beautiful traditional Dravidian architecture and its rich culture attract tourists in quite a large number every year.

12. Sri Varahaswami Temple

3.1 /5

10 kms
from city center
12 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Standing to the north of Sri Venkateswara Temple is the Sri Varahaswami Temple which according to a lot, is said to belong to Sri Adi varahaswami. Various legends surround this temple.

13. Sri Venugopalaswami Temple

3.1 /5

24 kms
from city center
13 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

A little away from the city of Tirupati, this temple is devoted to Lord Venugopalan. With the highlights being an idol of Sri Sita Ramula Pattabhishekam, it's a must visit area, when in Tirupati.

14. Nellore

3.1 /5

12 kms
from city center
14 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Located 130km southwest of Tirupati is the fascinating city of Nellore. Nellore is known for its pristine and clean beaches, the most notable ones being Kodur(You can boat here and catch a fish if lucky! Velangani Maatha Church lies next to the sea shore.

15. ISKCON Tirupati

2 kms
from city center
15 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Located at the foothills of Tirumala Hills, ISKCON Tirupati is one of the most famous pilgrimages in the city. Srila Prabhupada, during his visit in 1974, suggested the teachings from Bhagwad Geeta be propagated by establishing a centre of Vedic Culture. ISKCON Tirupati was thus established in 1982 to revive the messages of Lord Krishna. It is believed to be the only way to bring about peace and harmony in the world.

16. Tumburu Teertham

8 kms
from city center
16 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Tumbhuru Teertham is a sacred lake located amidst dense natural vegetation. The waters are believed to have magical powers and can absolve one's sins and help them attain moksha. The attraction is also famous for its natural beauty and is frequented by nature lovers for nature walks.

17. Deer Park, Tirupati

5 kms
from city center
17 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Located amidst the beautiful natural surroundings, the Deer Park is a splendid escape from the routine for nature and animal lovers. The park houses a large number of deer and other regional flora and fauna. Tourists on their way to Tirumala often take a pit stop here and spend a few hours in the company of the deer, feed them and also watch them thrive in their natural habitat.

18. Kapila Teertham

2 kms
from city center
18 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

A Shaivite temple, Kapila Teertham is a famous pilgrimage in the city. The temple is located at the entrance of a mountain cave at the foothills of Tirumala Hills and is a marvellous example of Dravidian architecture. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva who is locally known as Lord Kapileshwara. The idol of the deity was installed by Kapila Muni.

19. Talakona Waterfall

30 kms
from city center
19 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Located in Sri Venkateswara National Park, Talakona Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the region and a famous picnic spot. The water is believed to have medicinal properties and comes from an unknown underground stream. The attraction is also famous for trekking and has several trekking routes running around it amidst the scenic natural surroundings.

20. Rock Garden, Tirupati

11 kms
from city center
20 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Also known as Silathoranam, the Rock Garden in the city is a natural stone formation in the shape of an arch. It is a Pre-Cambrian natural formation and is the only such found on the continent. Many believe that it is over this arch that Lord Venkateswara walked while he was on his way to Tirumala from Vaikunt. It is a protected monument and tourists visit in large numbers to see this natural formation.

21. Japali Teertham

12 kms
from city center
21 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Japali Teertham is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is situated amidst dense forests. It is believed that Lord Hanuman used to visit the location often to quiet his kind and soak in peace. It is also believed that Lord Rama and Goddess Sita stayed here. The water of the Teertham is said to have magical powers and can wash away all the sins a human has made.

22. Papavinasam Theertham

3 kms
from city center
22 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Papavinasam Teertham is a sacred attraction in the region. Taking a dip in the holy waters of the teertham is considered to absolve one of their sins. The attraction also is famous for its scenic beauty. The route that leads to Papavinasam Teertham goes through uneven rocky trails amidst beautiful surroundings making it a perfect location for nature walks.

23. Chandragiri Palace & Fort

13 kms
from city center
23 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Chandragiri Palace & Fort is an 11th century monument built by the Yadav Naidu Kings and is also associated with the Vijayanagara Kingdom. The stunning structure is a perfect example of Vijayanagara architecture. Tourists are drawn by its rich history and heritage value. The attraction has fortnightly light and sound shows and the annual celebration of Madras Day.

24. Sri Bedi Ananjaneyaswami Temple

10 kms
from city center
24 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Bedi Ananjaneyaswami Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. A legend states that Lord Hanuman wanted to go searching for a Camel but his mother tied him with bedis and went back to Akash Ganga. Many believe Lord Hanuman can be seen even today standing at that very location.

25. Chakra Teertham Waterfalls

11 kms
from city center
25 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Chakra Teertham Waterfalls is a famous water body considered to have high religious importance. It is believed that Lord Brahma performed penance at this location which was later cleansed by Lord Vishnu with his Sudarshan Chakra. The place where his Chakra fell is known as Chakra Teertham. The water is said to have healing powers and can absolve one of their sins.

26. Sri Venkateswara National Park

6 kms
from city center
26 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Venkateswara National Park is a bioreserve that occupies over 350 square kilometres of the area on the Eastern Ghats of India. The park is well known for several waterfalls and a high level of biodiversity. It has fantastic topographical features and natural landscape, hence is a favourite attraction for nature and animal lovers.

27. Srivari Museum

10 kms
from city center
27 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Vari Museum is a famous attraction to get a glimpse into the religious history of the region. The museum has an impressive collection of artefacts that give insights into the ancient history and architecture of the temple that includes sculptures, photographs, scriptures, temple and pooja utensils, etc.

28. Sri Veda Nayaranaswami Temple

49 kms
from city center
28 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Veda Nayaranaswami Temple is dedicated to the supreme God, Lord Vishnu. It is one of the few temples in the country that depict the incarnations of Lord Vishnu whose prime form, Matsya or the fish is also depicted. This is the place where Vishnu defeated demon Somaka and took the form of a fish to retrieve the Vedas thrown in the water by the demon.

29. Srivari Padalu

11 kms
from city center
29 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Situated on top of Narayangiri Hill amidst beautiful scenery, Srivari Padalu is believed to be the place where Lord Narayan first set his foot on earth. It is an important pilgrimage and visitors flock in large numbers to offer prayers to the footprints of Lord Narayan.

30. Regional Science Centre, Tirupati

3 kms
from city center
30 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Regional Science Centre is a famous planetarium built with latest digital technology. They have a marvellous sky observation deck, galleries, parks and equipment of the highest quality. The centre also holds several demonstrations, exhibitions and shows in schools and institutes through their mobile science exhibition.

31. Kanipakam

29 kms
from city center
31 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Kanipakam is a village in the district most famous for the Kanipakam Vinayak Temple, built in the 11th century by King Mahavarman Sundara Pandian and for the Shiva Temple which was built by King Kullotunga Chola. The rich religious significance of the temples and the stunning ancient architecture attracts visitors in large numbers each year.

32. Vaikuntha Teertham

112 kms
from city center
32 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Considered a sacred waterfall, Vaikuntha Teertham is associated with the legend of Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama's vanarsena located the teertham. A dip in the holy waters is considered to bring luck, good fortune and absolve one of their sins.

33. Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple

1 kms
from city center
33 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple is an ancient Vaishnavite temple, also considered an archaeologically important monument in India. The presiding deity is Lord Venkateswara, who is considered to be highly powerful and can absolve one of their sins, doshas and get rid of any obstacles they face in their lives.

34. Nagalapuram

49 kms
from city center
34 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Hidden like a jewel behind the lush green forests of Andhra Pradesh lies a serene and tranquil place named Nagalapuram. Surrounded by majestic hills and gurgling waterfalls, this place is ideal to take a break from the buzzing city life and spend some peaceful days amidst soft breezes, flourishing trees and gushing waterfalls.

35. Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple

12 kms
from city center
35 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The Dravidian temple architecture, the magnificent idol of the presiding deity and the divine vibe attract visitors daily. It is a believed that offering prayers to the deity here relieves one of doshas or sins and removes obstacles one faces while achieving their goals.

36. Kapila Theertham

3 kms
from city center
36 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

At a distance of 4 kms from the city centre, Kapila Theertham is a popular waterfalls situated inside the premises of Kapileswara Swamy Temple at the base of Sheshadari Hills. The water cascading down of 100 metres to form a pool at the base is a gorgeously enchanting sight to see.

37. Highway Grand World

41 kms
from city center
37 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Situated on Chennai - Thiruttani - Renigunta Hwy, Veerakaverirajupuram near Tirupati, Highway Grand World is a grand water park in Tirupati. The water park also hosts private parties, weddings, work gatherings and school group trips.

38. Teppotsavam

38 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

Tirumala Tirupati Teppotsavam otherwise called as the float festival is one of the most popular boat festival held at the Krishna Temple at Tirupati. Falling every year in the month of Chaitra (March) according to the Hindu Calendar, the celebrations are held on a grand scale for five days. Amidst the chants hailing Lord Govinda, the Teppotsavam is a spectacular display of culture, religion, tradition and devotion of devotees. The festival takes place at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh and will be held on the 17th of March 2019.

39. Brahmotsavam Festival at Tirupati

39 out of 39
places to visit in Tirupati

The Tirumala Venkateswara temple, along with being the richest temple, is also the most visited place of worship in the world. Built in the 8th century, this temple witnesses about 50,000-100,000 pilgrimage visits every day. During the Brahmostav Festival in September, the temple is visited by about a million devotees in the span of a week. The festival takes place over a span of nine days and is also termed as the Brahma's Utsavam or Lord Brahma's festival. In 2019, it will be held from 30th September to 8th October 2019.

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