Tirupati is a famous pilgrimage center of the Hindus and is popularly known as the temple town. Holding great historic importance, Tirupati also finds mention in the great Hindu Puranas. Tirupati is located in the southern part of Andra Pradesh. There are numerous beautiful temples located in the holy land of Tirupati. Devotees from across the world come here to take blessings of the heavenly deities. Tirupati truly offers immense peace to both mind and soul.


Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple

Tirupati Temple is one of the most famous temples in the world.  Located on the Venkatachalam hill, the temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. The temple is also known as the ‘Temple Of Seven Hills’. The temple enshrines the idol of Lord Vishnu, which manifested on its own. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees every day.

Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple

Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is the only temple built in honor of Lord Shiva in Tirupati. Its mesmerizing architecture deserves mention. Located at the foot of the Tirumala hills, the temple is endowed with a natural waterfall.

Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple

The foundation of the Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple was laid by a Chola king in the 10th century. This beautiful ancient temple enshrines the idols of Lord Rama, Sita Lakshmana and Hanuman. The temple commemorates the journey of Lord Rama to Tirupati.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple is located 12 km away from the tirupati. It is a beautiful temple and it is believed that Lord Venkateswara rested here on his way to Tirumala.

Padmavati Devi Temple

Padmavati Devi Temple is located 5 km away from the Tirupati temple. It was built in honor of Lord Venkateshwara consort goddess Padmavati. It is believed that if one does not visit this temple, then one’s pilgrimage to Tirupati is incomplete.

How To Reach

By Air: Renigunta is the nearest airport located 15 km from Tirupati. It connects Tirupati with major cities like Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

By Rail: There is a railway station at Tirupati, which is connected with Hubli, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolhapur etc.

By Road: A good network connects Tirupati with major cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Vijayawada.


Guruvayoor is one of the famous pilgrimage center having a rich cultural heritage. For its sanctity, it is popularly known as ‘Dwarka of the South’. Guruvayoor is a holy town located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Devotees from across the globe come to Guruvayoor to take blessings of the heavenly deities at its famous Guruvayoor Temple. It is believed that by offering prayers at this shrine, one can get rid of any health problem. Guruvayoor is also known as Bhoolokavaikunta, meaning ‘heaven on earth’.

Guruvayoor Temple

The Guruvayoor Kshethram Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Here the Lord is also worshiped as Balgopal. The shrine houses a beautiful idol of Lord Krishna in a standing posture. According to the legend associated with the temple, the idol of the Lord in the temple was worshiped by Lord Brahma himself at the sacred city of Dwarka in Gujarat. Later the idol of the Lord was installed in Guruvayoor by the Guru Brahspati(teacher of gods) and Vayu(god of winds). The temple leave the visitors in awe by its fascinating paintings, nakkashi and murals, which depict the life stages of Lord Krishna.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport located at a distance of 80 km from Guruvayoor.

By RailThere is a railway station at Guruvayoor, which connects it to almost all the major cities of Kerala.

By Road: Guruvayoor is easily accessible from the major cities of the country.


Madurai is a holy town visited by tourists from across the world. It is located on the banks of the river Vaigai in the state of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is one of oldest cities of India and also the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. It is an important pilgrimage center for the Hindus.

Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple

The Meenakshi Temple is the most important attraction of Madurai. It is truly an architectural marvel whose history dates back to the 16th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. There are several small shrines within the boundary of the temple dedicated to many heavenly deities. The temple has twelve towers decorated with beautiful sudhai figures. The towering Gopuras of the temple are also notable. This temple is an important pilgrim place in Tamil Nadu.

Potramarai Kulam

Potramarai Kulam is the holy pond located within the boundary of the Meenakshi temple. Devotees go around this pond before entering the main shrine. The literal meaning of Potramarai Kulam is the ‘Pond with the Golden Lotus’. The Lotus that blooms in this pond has a golden color. 

How to Reach

By Air: The airport at Madurai connects it with cities like Mumbai and Chennai.

By Rail: Madurai is well connected to cities like Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kollam, Chennai, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur, Tirupati and Tuticorin by rail.

By Road: Madurai is easily accessible to almost all the main cities of South India by road.


Brihadeshwara Temple

Brihadeshwara Temple is a fascinating temple declared as the ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO. It’s praiseworthy architecture is a great testimony to the creativity of human mind. The foundation of the temple was laid by the Raja Chola in the 10th century. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple houses the Shiv Lingam beautifully carved out of a single rock. The towering Gopuram(200 ft) and the top cupola(weighs 81 tons) are the notable features of the temple. One interesting fact about the temple is that it never casts a shadow in the afternoon. One impressive feature of the temple is its walls decorated with 108 dance poses of Nataraja, the cosmic dancer. It is one of the important pilgrim place in Tamil Nadu.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is at Trichy, which is 65 km from Tanjavur.

By Rail: Tanjavor is well connected with the main cities (Trichy, Chennai, Madurai and Nagore)by rail.

By Road: Tanjavor is easily accessible from all the major cities in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.