The word, Tirupati is derived from a Sanskrit word, Tripathi, which means the sacred abode of Lord Vishnu. It is a temple town, located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Known to be one of the oldest and holiest places in India, it bustles with pilgrims from all over the world. Heading towards the temple, people will hear priests, chanting, and the bells ringing, making the experience peaceful. It is also home to many universities and institutions, bringing lots of students here. This place is famous for wooden toys, made from a rare type of red wood. Summers are experienced by the local people from March to June, with the advent of rains in July, followed by winters from November till February.
Major Tourist Attractions
One of the most visited religious sites here is Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, located on the one of the seven hills in the region. It is known to be the second richest religious place in the world. Besides such places of worship, the area has the highest falls in the state – Talakona Waterfall. Trekking to these waterfalls through lush forests gives a thrilling experience and lets vacationers appreciate the beauty of nature. Another attraction is Sri Venkateswara National Park, home to a wide variety of animals. Apart from wildlife spotting, the place also offers a good opportunity to enjoy landscapes and the serene atmosphere. Comfortable accommodation in the town is available at properties like Hotel Bliss and Fortune Kences.
Hotel Bliss Tirupati
A business hotel, Hotel Bliss Tirupati is located at the base of the Tirumala Hills. It has 117 well-furnished rooms, segregated into four categories: Executive Rooms, Club Rooms, Suites and the Presidential Suite. From all these, guests get a magnificent view of the hills and city. Complimentary breakfast along with amenities like Wi-Fi access, LCD screen, mini-bar, writing desk and coffee and tea maker are provided to those, staying here.
The hotel consists of seven conference halls and a board room with central air conditioning. They are suitable for all kinds of events like meetings, receptions and conferences. Two in-house restaurants are also available: Navrattan serves vegetarian Indian delights and Khazana offers a variety of cuisines. To sip a wide array of liquors and cocktails, people can sit at the Surya economy and Madhuvan executive bars. A swimming pool for relaxation and a fitness centre for exercise are also housed within the property.
Fortune Kences Tirupati is located at a distance of around 1 km from the railway station and 16 km from the airport. It offers a stay in 126 rooms, including Standard Rooms (84), Fortune Club Rooms (30) and 12 Suites. The common en suite amenities include Wi-Fi, LCD TV, mini-bar, tea and coffee maker, daily newspaper, electronic safe and iron with ironing board.
Two restaurants, offering a pleasant ambience, are housed in Fortune Kences Tirupati. The Greens, as suggested by the name, is a vegetarian restaurant, offering Indian cuisine. On the other hand, Orchid has an extensive multi-cuisine buffet menu for lunch and dinner. Guests can head to the in-house coffee lounge, Chillers & Fillers, to sip hot and cold beverages with a range of finger food.
Four comprehensive banquet halls, named Kensington, Hamilton, Senate and Premier, are available at the hotel to hold events. The Kingston and Hamilton halls can be combined to increase the capacity to up to 1000. The well-equipped 24-hour business centre can be used for working, whereas the board room can be utilised for office functions.
While in the town, people can seek comfortable accommodation at the two above-mentioned properties.