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How To Reach Tirumala
Tirumala is one of the finest tourist destinations in the entire South Indian region. Situated in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, the beautiful city of Tirumala or Tirupati is one of the most sacred places as per the Hindu mythology due to the temple of Sri Venkateswara Swamy which is a dedication to the Lord Vishnu. If you're planning a trip to this city this article can be helpful. To reach Tirumala, trains are the most convenient option whereas flights are the fastest but also the costliest mode of transportation.
To reach Tirumala, you'll have to get down at the city's main railway station which is Tirupati Railway Station. It has 5 platforms and about 50 trains have their stoppages here. 49 trains originate and terminate at this station. It's managed by the SCoR/South Coast Guntakal division of Indian Railways. The station is well connected with all major cities in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, and so on. So getting here by train is extremely convenient from almost anywhere in India. Visit www.irctc.co.in for more information and book your tickets.
After railways, roadways offer yet another convenient mode of transportation. The highways and connecting roads that lead to the city of Tirumala are well connected and maintained. There are several private bus service providers that run regular buses between Tirumala and different cities in Andhra and India. The state-managed buses are also available at a good frequency that help connect Tirumala with other parts of India. AC, non-AC, Deluxe, Sleeper, and Semi Sleeper buses can be booked easily from any official bus-ticket booking website.
The fastest way to reach Tirumala from anywhere in India is, of course, flight. The city has its own dedicated airport that is well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and other prominent cities in Andhra and India. The airport is just 15 km away from the city center. Once you get down at the airport, you can book a private cab or get into a bus to reach your hotel in the city. If you are unable to book a flight from your source city to this airport, the next nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport. Try both the options and get your tickets booked.
Tirupati is a developed city in Andhra Pradesh and therefore getting around in the city is not that difficult. The first option is, of course, the local transport in the form of a bus. The local authority runs local buses at a good interval to help the locals reach their destinations. Tourists can avail of this facility but it's suggested to avoid it during peak office hours. The next option is the local auto-rickshaw service that is available almost 24*7. The best option is to book a cab for a day or two and roam around freely without worrying about transport. Bargain, they will charge more, but bargain to strike a good deal.