The holy city of Tirupati -Tirumala is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers in India and maybe in the world. Apart from the Tirupati Temple, the Tirumala-Tirupati region is home to several attractions and historical monuments. Tirupati Balaji Temple is the richest religious entity as well as most visited temple in india if you sort by donations offered by devotees Nestled in the verdant Eastern Ghats - a mountain range that runs along south-eastern India - the region is a treasure-house of ancient temples, waterfalls and other places of interest. There are never fewer than 5000 pilgrims here at any one time; the daily average is 40, 000 and the total often reaches 100, 000 and the darshan (deity viewing) runs around the clock. Temple staff alone number 12, 000 and the efficient Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams administers the crowds
Tirupati airport is located from 15.5 km the city center. Tirupati International Airport which has been awarded the best ‘Tourist friendly airport’. The Tirupati airport is single terminal airport which handles domestic passengers. Bus: The airport is well connected to Tirumala and is easily accessible by bus and Taxi services.
Tirupati airport is well connected with the rest of cities in India. Major Airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, SpiceJet, Air Costa, Jet Konnect, Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet Airlines and Jet Lite operates flights to and from Tirupati to major cities Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune.
The nearest railway station to Tirupati Airport is Tirupati Railway Station which is 15.5 km from the airport and town of Sri Kalahasti has second nearest Railway Station
Tirupati Sri Venkateswara Museum has a wonderful collection of Tirupati temple architecture and historical artefacts, such as ancient weaponry, pooja items and idols. It has a comprehensive photo gallery that gives a unique insight into the Tirupati region's culture and traditions. Museum exhibits rich collection of stone and metal sculptures of Hindu gods and other cultural vestiges retrieved from other historical places like Gudimallam, Gandikota and Yaganti. It also includes galleries for medieval weaponry swords and daggers, coins and paper documents.
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