Bangalore to Tirupati
Travelling from Bangalore to Tirupati
By Bus – A popular pilgrimage spot for Hindus, Tirupati is teeming with tourists all year round. Which is why Bangalore to Tirupati buses are available with ease. Both government run buses and private buses ply the distance from Bangalore to Tirupati. The distance from Bangalore to Tirupati is approximately 250 kilometres and is dotted with over 40 boarding points and stops along the way. This is done to make it easier on travellers to Tirupati.
By Train – There are frequent trains available on this route. Popular Bangalore to Tirupati trains includes the Tirupathi Express and the Bangalore-Tirupati Express. Both these trains make several trips to and fro throughout the week. To travel to Tirupati from Bangalore takes approximately 7 hours by train.
By Flight – For those who need to save time and take a flight, Bangalore to Tirupati flights are available but direct Bangalore to Tirupati flight is not. This means that the Bangalore to Tirupati distance by flight is covered in a matter of 5 hours with lay-overs at other major airports in India.
By Car/Cab – The question of how to reach Tirupati from Bangalore is easily solved if you have a car at your disposal. Bangalore to Tirupati by car is approximately 5 hours long. Places that you will pass on the way are Kolar, Palamaneru and Chittoor.
Tirupati – The Holy City
Tirupati is located in Chittoor district of Rayalaseema (Southern region of former Andhra Pradesh). Known as the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh, it houses Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple and other historical temples making it one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites. Established as a centre of Vasihnavism around 5 century AD, the city flourished and developed under the influence of the Pallav, Chola and Vijaynagara kingdoms.
Things to Do
Being the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh, sightseeing in Tirupati is centred around religion. One can start their day with an early morning visit to the main temple for suprabatham ritual when the idols are bathed and dressed in fine jewellery and after the darshan, once can collect and buy the famous Tirupati laddoos and continue the visit to the other temples in Tirupati.
There is the Sri Venkateshwara biological and zoological park for the ones interested in exploring the flora and fauna of the Seshchalam hills region or take a ride to the Talakona waterfall.
Being a place of pilgrimage and hosting a large crowd of devotees, a vast array of accommodation facilities are present in the form of hotels in Tirupati. These range from low budget lodges and dormitories to 3-star hotels. Tirumala Tirupati Devsthanams (TTD) has many cottages, choultries and guesthouses that provide comfortable and affordable stay for the devotees. TTD also provides free accommodation to devotees who cannot afford accommodation.