A Religious Trip from Bangalore to Tirupati

Tirupati is in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is most famous for its Sri Venkateswara Temple dedicated to Vishnu, also known as Balaji in North Indian and Govinda in South Indian. The temple is located on top of Tirumala hills, while the town is located on the foothills. The Tirumala hill has seven peaks (“Sapthagiri”), said to represent the seven hoods of Adisesha, the serpent under whose hoods Vishnu resides in Vaikuntha.
Tirupati is situated in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. Tirumala is located in the eastern ghats, a mountain range that runs along the south-eastern India. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak Venkatachala. The nearby town called Tiruchanoor (also known as Alamelu-Mangapuram) is covered in this page too.
History:
Lord Venkateswara is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills. This temple has acquired a special sanctity in the Hindu religion. The benefits that accrue by a pilgrimage to this holy town is mentioned in the Vedas and Puranas. Hindus all over the world believe that in Kali Yuga it’s possible to attain mukti by worshiping Lord Venkateswara. Around 50,000 pilgrims visit the temple every day.
The Pallava, Chola, Pandaya and Vijayanagar rulers were known to give funds and jewels as temple offerings.
Bangalore to Tirupati Route:
Bangalore to Tirupati Distance: The total distance between the two cities is 248 km and can easily be covered by car.
Bangalore to Tirupati by Car:
If you are fond of taking road trips, you will definitely like the drive from Bangalore to Tirupati along the NH4 route. The total time for Bangalore to Tirupati by road would take approximately 6 hours. Hence schedule for a food stop in between and do not forget o carry water bottles and some snacks for the road. Simply begin from Bangalore and drive for around 24 km till you hit National Highway number 4. From here follow the old Madras Road that passes through Hosakote and keep driving for another 41 km.
As you keep continuing on NH4, you will pass through Mugabala, Narasapura and Kolar in the next 110 km. keep driving straight along this route and once you cross Mulbagal you will enter the city limits of Chittoor. The approximate distance between Chittoor and Bangalore is 173 km. You can halt here for some food or simply to stretch your legs before proceeding along the NH-18 route.
From Chittoor take the NH-18 route towards Puralapattu that lies at a distance of 19 km from it. As you take a right turn from Puralapattu, you will arrive at Chandragiri after driving for a total distance of 36 km. From here take a left turn along NH-18 and continue along the road to reach Tirupati after a 15 km long drive.
Bangalore to Tirupati Bus:
In case, you do not feel up to a 250 km drive, you can always get a bus booking from Bangalore to Tirupati.
You can opt for any of the three major bus booking that ply from Bangalore to Tirupati on a daily basis – ITDC, KSRTC and APSRTC. The scheduled departure of these buses is between 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm from the Racecourse Road. Most of these buses are Volvo and are air conditioned. You can even opt for KSRTC Volvo package tour from Bangalore to Tirupati.

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