India is famous for its pilgrimage places located in different part of the country. Some of the pilgrimage places are more than 500 years ago. These places are known for their spirituality and peace. People from all over India and from other part of the world believes that if someone with his true heart makes a wish, it will be granted by the god and it has been seen in the reality also. Tirupati is one of the oldest and outstanding temples in India. Pilgrim’s from all over the world visit here to make their wish true and also people came here to see the artistic beauty of the temple. It is located in the Chittoor district in southern part of Andhra Pradesh.
The history of the Tirumala temple spans for several centuries. Tirumala is one of the 108 sacred memorials of the Sri Vaishanava tradition. The earliest of Tamil literature (dated between 500 B.C & 300 A.D), mentions Tirupati as Thrivengadam which used to form the northern most border of the Tamil Kingdoms and the Seven Hills of the Tirumala are the said to signify the Seven hoods of Adi Sesha. Kings belonging to the Chola, Pandya and the Pallava Empire were believers of Lord Venkateswara and they vied with each other in endowing the temple with rich offerings during the Vijayanagar dynasty. The statues of Sri Krishna Devaraya and his consorts were installed in the temple, in his own life-time and they can be seen even today.
The tropical climate is the most dominant features of south India, swanky green tropical vegetation in the coastal areas and the architecture, culture, languages and lifestyle which had remained essentially Dravidian at the core in spite of recurrent revelations to alien impacts. The place is very beautiful and the architecture of the temple is so magnificent that tourist from all over the world came here to Tirupati.
Big politicians, Bollywood celebrities, industrialist also came to Tirupati to take blessings of the god and also give lots of donation in the form of chanda, which makes it the richest temple in India. Sri Venkateswara Temple, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple and Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple are some of the pilgrimages that are closer to Tirupati temple.
There are also some beautiful and magnificent places for nature lovers like Horsley Hills, Kailasakona, Nagalapuram situated in Andhra Pradesh where tourist can plan a holiday or a picnic with friends and families.