An attractive and famous place, a large number of Hindu shrines, Golden habitat of Lord Venkateshwara Swamy, situated in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is Tirupati.
It is a city covered with lush green vegetation and small hills. Tiru means Shri(Lakshmi) and Pati denotes husband. So, Tirupati means Shri Lakshmi's husband, Vishnu.
Important places of attraction in Tirupati are Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Talakona Waterfalls, Akashganga Teertham, TTD Gardens, Rapavinasanam Dam, Srivari Museum, Chandragiri, Silathoranam, and many more.
The most famous and popular temple is Tirupati Balaji Temple or Venkateshwara Swamy Temple located on one of the 7 peaks of Tirumala Hills. It is considered to be one of the holiest sites of Hindu devotees. According to a legend, Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Sri Venkateshwara to save mankind from the adversities of Kali Yuga.
Every visitor will get two Ladoo free of cost as Prasadam and can purchase another two. Since you can not avoid the rush in the temple so it is better to plan your visit during cool and comfortable weather. You can book tickets for Darshanam.
The best time to visit is between November and March. The town of Tirupati is famous for the footfall of a large number of pilgrims from around the country and abroad. On an average 50000 devotees regularly visit this temple.
Mementos for relatives may be Kalamkari paintings, wooden toys, devotional CDs and Publications, etc.
Tirupati is well connected by Rail, Road and Air transport with all the cities of the country.
So plan a holy trip to the Tirupati Balaji temple along with your family and friends.