Built recently in 2005, the ISKCON Temple has become one of the most popular destinations in Tirupati. Earlier, there was a smaller Krishna shrine here that was constructed in 1982.
Built recently in 2005, the ISKCON Temple has become one of the most popular destinations in Tirupati. Earlier, there was a smaller Krishna shrine here that was constructed in 1982.The facade of the temple has carved wooden panels supported by ornate pillars.The sanctum, on the first floor, has a rather regal air it looks more like the Durbar Hall of a place than a temple.There are marble idols of Radha and Krishna along with their eight attendants.As you exit the temple,you will come across a stall selling humongous,delicious laddoos(Rs.50).Downstairs, there are shops selling spiritual publications, incense and a host of knickknacks. As you exit the sanctum, you will inevitably encounter overbearing salesmen proffering copies of the Bhagavad Gita.
There is a small cowshed in the complex-cow protection is one of the primary activities of the temple as well as a reservoir, guesthouse and restaurant. Free prasadam (usually curd rice) is served next to the entrance of the temple complex.
The nearest airport is Tirupati Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Tirupati.
One can take a bus from the bus stand to Iskcon temple or else hire auto rickshaw to the temple. Alipiri bus stand is just a walkable distance.
"However devotees visit the Iskcon temple throughout the year".
Timings: 4.15 am - 8.45 pm. Entry is free.
SV Museum-The Museum has about 6,000 artefacts and displays, both historical and contemporary, related to the temple.
Silathoranam-One of the few natural arches in Asia, Silathoranam is a unique geological formation that took shape about 1,500 million years ago.
Chakra Theertham-A sacred waterfall next to which there are shrines with idols.
Srivari Padalu-It said that Lord Venkateswara first set his feet on earth at Narayanagiri.
Akasaganga Theertham-On the route from Tirumala to Akasaganga, you will first come across the Gogarbham Dam on your left.
Papavinasam-Papavinasam is where visitors go to wash off their sins (papa-sin,vinasam-destruction).
Govindaraja Swamy Temple-It is one of the largest and most significant temples in the region, built in 1130 CE by Ramanujacharya.
Kapila Theertham-Waterfalls cascading from the Seshachalam Hills to Tirupati, Kapila Theertham is one of the most marvellous.
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park-Spread over an area of 290 hectares in the Seshachalam foothills has about 500 animals, birds and reptiles.
Tiruchannur-A trip to Tirupati customarily ends at the padmavathi Ammari Temple in Tiruchanur, also known as Alamelumangapuram.
Chandragiri Fort-Have been established in 1000 CE by Immadi Narasinga Yadavaraya who ruled from Narayanavanam
Srikalahasti-Is an important Shaivite pilgrimage centre, which has earned it the moniker of Dakshina Kasi
Talakona Waterfalls-Cascading from a height of 270ft,Talakona is the tallest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh.
Horsley Hills-From atop Horsley Hills, the terrain seems beautiful yet bleak. Dry, rugged hills and stony plains stretch as the eye can see.
Bhuvaraha Swamy Temple-After that,prayers are offered at the Bhuvaraha Swamy Temple before heading to the Venkateswara Temple