Places of Interest

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple - Tiruchanoor

At a little distance from the Conference venue, one finds the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi. One of the many sacred # structures of Tirupati, this one is home to many legends and stories about the Goddess

Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Tirumala

Sri Venkateshwara Temple is the most revered and celebrated temple of the 4 temple town of Tirupati having tourists and pilgrims flooding in all year long. Around 50,000 pilgrims visit the temple everyday, which is a massive number. Hence, a whole procedure has been planned and set up which effectively ends at the shrine for darshan. The entry for the Darshan is through Vaikuntam Queue Complex which is a series of interconnected halls that leads to the main temple. These halls are clean and comfortable with various facilities provided. The various activities of the temple include prasadam, hair tonsuring, hundi, arjitha seva and thulabharam. Festivals like Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Rama Navami, Brahmotsavam.

Kapiltheertham

A Shaivite temple, Kapila Teertham is a famous pilgrimage in the city. The temple is located at the entrance of a mountain cave at the foothills of Tirumala Hills and is a marvellous example of Dravidian architecture. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva who is locally known as Lord Kapileshwara. The idol of the deity was installed by Kapila Muni.

Deer Park, Tirupati

Located amidst the beautiful natural surroundings, the Deer Park is a splendid @ escape from the routine for nature and animal lovers. The park houses a large number of deer and other regional flora and fauna. Tourists on their way to Tirumala often take a pit stop here and spend a few hours in the company of the deer, feed them and also watch them thrive in their natural habitat.

Chandragiri Places & Fort, Tirupati

Chandragiri Places & Fort is an 11" century monument built by the Yadav Naidu Kings and is also associated with the Vijayanagara Kingdom. The stunning structure is a perfect example of Vijayanagara architecture. Tourists are drawn by its rich history and heritage value. The attraction has light and sound shows and the annual celebration of Madras Day.