Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, seems to be engaged perpetually in the charm of its numerous temples. Devotees come to visit the famous Tirupati Balaji Temple, the world's richest temple, from all parts of the world. Apart from this temple, there are many temples to see in the spiritual land of Tirumala Hills. A tour to Tirupati is never complete without visiting these ancient temples that make its sightseeing tours. Scroll down to get more information about the tourist attractions of Tirupathi.
With the ceaseless blessings of the Almighty, Sri Venkateswara Temple
continues to be the most visited shrine in the world. Not only most
visited, it also claims the distinction of being the world's richest
temple too. Tirupati Balaji Temple is perched on the Venkatachala or
Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple
In Tirupati, Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple is the most visited temple,
after Sri Venkateswara. The impressive spire of this temple captures the
attention of everyone with its colossal size. Its presiding deities are
Lord Vishnu and his incarnation, Lord Krishna. In 1130 AD, the shrine
was sanctified by Saint Ramanujacharya.
Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple
Situated at foot of the Tirumala Hills, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is
the only shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tirupati. The temple boasts
of splendid architecture. It has got a natural waterfall, which is
called Kapila Teertham and sometimes, Alwar Teertham.
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
Situated in the heart of Tirupati, Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple is an
ancient temple that dates back to the 10th century. Built by a Chola
king, the shrine is dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. It is
said that this temple is a memorial of the journey of Lord Rama to
Tirupati-Balaji. On its opposite side, there is a shrine dedicated to
Lord Anjaneyaswami (Hanuman).
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Located at a distance of 12 km from Tirupati, Sri Kalyana
Venkateswaraswami temple is located at Srinivasa Mangapuram. According
to the legends, Lord Venkateswara rested at this place after his wedding
with Sri Padmavathi Devi, prior to heading for Tirumala.
About 5 km from Tirupati Temple, Tiruchanur houses the renowned temple
of Sri Padmavathi Devi (Goddess Lakshmi), the consort of Sri
Venkateswara. It is believed that a visit to Tirupati temple is
rewarding only after paying homage to Sri Padmavati Devi Temple. Also
known as Alamelumangapuram, Tiruchanur also comprises Sri Krishnaswamy
Temple, Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple and Sri Suryanarayana Swamivari