Tirupati Balaji Mandir

The city of smiles, of dangling lights, of a million faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad hosts a variety of tourist attractions. Be it Heritage monuments, Lakes, Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a surely a delightful shopping experience. To the traveller, this city offers a fascinating platter of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years. A city with many identities, Hyderabad is a heritage city with many of its historical sites. By contrast it has emerged as a global hub for the IT industry. Covering 650 square kilometres along the banks of Musi River, Hyderabad has a population of 6.8 million which makes it the fourth most populous city in India.

Tirupati on the other hand is one of the ancient cities in India. The city is known for the ancient temples of which the temple of Tirupati is the mostly visited religious place. Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati boasts the temple of Tirupati which is built in the foothills of the Tirumala Hills. This temple is very famous among the devotees and the tourists who visit this temple from different states of India and abroad. Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara who is also popularly worshiped as Balaji, The Tirupati Temple town surrounding this holy temple area is known as Tirumala Tirupati.

The Greater Tirupati that was constructed very recently extends for an area of about 1400 km from Srikalahasti to the Puttur. An autonomous trust known as Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams runs the temple. Shaving off ones head is one of the rituals that the devotees of Tirupati follow after visiting this holy temple. This ritual has been carried since after the Vaishnavite tradition. Contributing ones hair to Lord symbolize shedding ones ego, an act of tonsuring is done by barbers at the Kalyana Katta, constructed near the temple.

Tirupati is situated 556 km. away from Hyderabad. Indian railways link both the cities, but Hyderabad to Tirupati bus are available in plenty. One can find connections every day and that too in good number. Both the cities have well maintained bus stations which offer all modern amenities hence. Bus schedule can be viewed online or one can book bus tickets from any travel portal. A visitor can choose from AC/ Non-AC, lavish and sleeper bus booking Services amongst others. Most of these lavish buses are a great way to travel, especially A.C sleeper coaches as they offer great service.

All A/C buses are fitted with upholstered seats that can be reclined and most offer entertainment as well. Whats great is that you can avail discounts and cash backs on confirmed bus reservations. All you need to do is book your ticket on internet, print it out and youre ready to go. The travel time between two cities is around 8 hours and bus travel is a comfortable option.