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Things to do in Tirupati

The list of things to do in the holy town of Tirupati are naturally centered around the religious. An early morning visit to the main temple to witness the suprabatham ritual when the deities are bathed and dressed in their finery and jewels is a wonderful ceremony to watch. This is a very peaceful time and it is difficult to get into the main hall for this ritual so you are advised to buy your tickets early for this.

After your darshan to the deities, you could go buy some of the prasadam ladus to take back home as also get your head shaved and give them as offering to the Lord.

Sightseeing in Tirupati

Sightseeing in Tirupati is all about spiritualism. The temple houses a heavily garlanded idol of Sri Venkateswara before whom one is allowed only a few moments before the next enclosure load of visitors is to be ushered in.

Shopping in Tirupati

Shopping in Tirpupati is limited to buying various figures of the deities and CDs that recite the various shlokas available within the temple complex.

Activities in Tirupati

The range of outdoor activities includes going for a picnic or marvelling at the beauty of Talakona waterfall.

NearBy Places in Tirupati

Some of the places near Tirupati are Goddess Padmavati Temple that is situated at a distance of just 4 kms from Tirupati and the Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy Temple which is situated at a distance of 11 kms at Srinivasamangapuram.

Eating Out in Tirupati

Although it’s considered auspicious to eat at the temple, there are many eateries located all over Tirupati and Tirumala.

Festivals & Events in Tirupati

The Brahmotsavam festival celebrated in the month of October is performed over nine days and is one of the most important and auspicious events in Tirupati.

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