Tirupati – A Visit to the Temple City

The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is one of the most visited shrines in India. The temple is located at the hill town of Tirumala, in the Saptagiri hills in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is at a distance of 150 kilometers from Chennai and 250 kilometers from Bangalore.

Tirupati is primarily a religious center and the town's economy is built around the Tirumala temple. There are a number of Tirupati hotels that offer a range of options to suit different budgets. Tirupati being a Hindu religious center, none of the hotels in this town provide non vegetarian fare or alcoholic drinks.

Annapurna Residency

This hotel has 28 rooms and is located on the Tirupati- Tiruchanoor Road. The rooms are modestly furnished and are suitable if you are using the room to transit between travel and your temple visit. Hot water is provided in the bathrooms and the onsite café provides basic fare. It is advisable to make arrangements for transportation as the hotel is not at a walkable distance from the temple.

Gopi Krishna Hotel

Situated at a 10-minute walk away from Tirupati station, the Gopi Krishna hotel offers value for money. If you are traveling in a large group and looking for a place to freshen up and rest before visiting the temple, this hotel is the ideal choice. The hotel rooms are clean and modestly furnished. Hot water is available in the rooms from 4 AM. The hotel allows extra beds in the rooms to accommodate a family group. Food can be had at any of the restaurants around this centrally located hotel.

Woodside Hotel

This hotel is a favorite with marriage parties traveling from Chennai to Tirupati, primarily due to its central location and abundance to the bus and railway stations. The rooms are comfortable and clean. This hotel can be noisy on days when weddings are hosted in the marriage hall. The restaurant is situated in the basement and offers a choice of South Indian tiffin. The hotel offers value for money for the traveler on a tight budget.

Tirumala Residency

This hotel is located close to the railway and bus stations and also has an on-site restaurant offering basic fare. The hotel has been recently renovated. The rooms are small and are modestly furnished. The front office staffs are courteous and helpful. The hotel is appropriate for the budget traveler who wishes to use the room to rest and freshen up prior to visiting the temple.