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Tirupati

Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city of Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It lies at a distance of 140 kms from Chennai. Tirupati is famous for Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills. Tirupati has several temples and is a major economical and educational hub in the southern region of the state.

Day 01: Chennai – Tirupati

Morning pick-up from advised location/Airport in Chennai & drive to Tirupati. On arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up time for relaxation. Evening visit to Tirupati Balaji temple. Pooja & darshan at Balaji temple. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Tirupati

Morning at leisure. After breakfast full day Temple tour of Tirupati, visit seegra darshan at Tirupati Balaji temple, After darshan we will visit the Tiruchanur temple, which is the abode of Shri Padmavathi who was the consort of Lord Balaji. Later proceed to visit Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram also visit Kapila Theertham, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with beautiful waterfalls in the background.
Evening return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Tirupati – Chennai

Morning at leisure. After breakfast free time for relaxation. Afternoon drive back to Chennai in route visit to Srikalahasti Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, continue drive to Chennai. On arrival in Chennai transfer to advised location or Airport.

End of the services.

Tamil Nadu was ruled by three major dynasties-the Cholas in the east, the Pandyas in the central area and Cheras in the west. This was during the Sangam Age-the classical period of Tamil literature-that continued for some 300 years after the birth of Christ. The Pallava dynasty was influential particularly in the 7th and 8th centuries, testimonies to which are the monuments at Mamallapuram. In the 13th century, with threats of Muslim invasions from the north, the southern Hindu dynasties combined and the empire of Vijayanagar, which covered all of South India, was firmly established. However, by the 17th century, due to the disintegration of the Vijayanagar Empire, various small rulers like the Nayaks ruled southern India.

By the middle of the 18th century, there were frequent conflicts between the British, French, Danes, and Dutch due to their interest in these areas. The British were finally victorious, while small pockets like Pondicherry and Karaikal remained under French control. Under the British rule, most of south India was integrated into the region called the Madras Presidency. In 1956, the Madras Presidency was disbanded and Tamil Nadu was established. 

Area: 1,30,058 sq. km 
Population: 62, 110, 139 
Religion: Hinduism (88.67%), Islam (5.46%), Others (5.87%) 
Annual Rainfall: 1,133.8 mm 
Temperature :Maximum 45.2°C ,Minimum 1.0°C 
Capital: Chennai 
Languages: Tamil, English 
Literacy rate: 73.47% 
Best Time To Visit: October to March

Travel Info:

By Air:
 The Anna International Airport, 16 km south of Chennai, has flights to/from Sri Lanka, Dubai, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, England, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Most major Indian cities are also connected to Chennai by regular domestic flights. 

By Rail: The railway station at Chennai has connecting trains to/from all major cities in India. The reservation office is on the first floor of the reservation complex next to the railway station.

By Road: The bus terminals in Chennai are on either side of Prakasham Road in George Town, near the High Court Building.

Situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is the center of culture and learning. It is the land of rich culture and heritage, having some of the most charming beaches and many attractive pilgrimages. The city is full of the appealing weekend getaways. Some of the best weekend getaways from Chennai are Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Yercuad, etc If you are tired of your prosaic routine and looking for a change this weekend, then opt for tempting and affordable Chennai Weekend Holiday packages. Availing one of these packages will certainly make you come across the prime appeals of the places which are worth paying a visit.

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