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Tirupati

Situated atop the seven hills in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India, Tirupati is the abode of Lord Venkateswara. The premises of the temple are usually full with the devotees all over the world thronging in to have a glimpse of the deity. The peculiar fact about Tirupati is that it is one of the richest temples in the world. The offerings tune to over millions of rupees per day, making it one of the most sought after pilgrimage centres in India.
A tirupati trip is said to be very auspicious and is considered to fulfill all the wishes of the devotees. The devotees can visit the temple via the Tirupati travel package tours offered by various agents. But some devotees take the seven hills route by walk, which takes about 4 hours of time. The walk on the seven hills is considered to wash away all the sins. Every devotee to the temple is given a laddu (a sweet concoction made of ground wheat and ghee). Daily about One Lakh laddus are made to distribute amongst the devotees. Free food is also provided to the poor, which is funded from the offerings made in the temple.

The tirupati trip is not restricted to the sanctum sanctorium of Lord Venkateswara. The tourists usually tie up the Tirupati visit with the sightseeing spots of the Chandragiri Fort, Thalakona, Srikalahasti Temple and so on. Srinivasa Mangapuram, Kanipakam are other places of tourist interest in Tirupati trip.

The hotels tirupati are located in and around the holy Temple and devotees taking a walk to the temple prefer Tirupati accommodation at the base of the seven hills. The tirupati hotels provide vegetarian food only. The hotels Tirupati also provide conveyance to and fro the temple and also the nearby spots of tourist interest. The Andhra Pradesh State Tourism has their Tirupati hotels providing accommodation to the tourists that opt for their package tour. Cheap and hygienic food is the specialty of Tirupati hotels.
The Tirupati travel can be accessed either from the Renigunta Airport (about 20 kms to Tirupati), the Tirupati Railway Station or the regular buses run by both Government and private players. Many Dignitaries visit this temple to seek the Blessings of the Almighty. The rich history is the another interesting aspect about Tirupati, which mentions that lord Venkateswara availed loan to marry Padmavathi and now the offerings made by the devotees is being utilized to repay the loan so made.

There are many star Tirupati hotels apart from the free Tirupati accommodation provided by the temple authorities at Dharmashalas. It is a calm and peaceful place to spend the vacation. The temple authorities did many good deeds for development of the town such as constructing hospitals and schools.

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