Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (Base city is Tirupathi) is the most visited and important pilgrimage centre in india with tourist/ pilgrim traffic crossing more than 100 million in year 2018. The presiding deity of the temple, Lord Venkateswara, is also known by other names - Balaji or Srinivasa or Venkateshwara. The shrine built by Maharaja Sri Krishna Devaraya almost 400 years back is most prominent shrines of the world. Even before him, it was Lord Varahaswami who had made Tirumala his abode. Since then, many devotees have continued to construct grand entrances on the ramparts of the temple over generations. The temple complex is spread over 16.2 acres of land.
The Tirumala shrine is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. The main sanctum contains 2 m high standing idol of Venkateswara on a lotus flanked by his consorts Bhudevi and Sridevi. The most striking feature of the awe-inspiring black idol is its fabulous diamond crown, which is said to be the most precious single ornament in the world. The Sanctorum 'Ananda Nilayam' has a glittering gold covered Vimana and gold covered gates. Apart from the main temple, other tourist places on Tirumala hills include Akasa Ganga, Srivari Padalu, Chakra Theertham, Papavinasam, Shilatoranam, etc. There are several attractions in Tirupati town along with Kanipakam, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tiruchanur, Talakona Falls, Srikalahasti, etc.
What is included in the tour
- Return air fare in economy class
- 2 night accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing
- Airport transfers to Hotel and Temple
- 1 day city tour of Bhubaneshwar
- 1 Special Entry Darshanam ticket
- Visit to local temples and beach during the city tour.
- Includes Local Taxes, Toll, Parking, Driver Allowances etc.
- Manager for the group to handle logistics
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals other than those mentioned
- Any detour in itinerary
- Special Temple Seva, or Entry
- Travel Insurance
- Darshanam (Entry) Ticket
- 2 Night Stay closer to the Shrine.
- Fixed Pricing of air fare
- Manager to support the guests.
Day 1 - Departure to Bhubaneshwar. Arrive and check into hotel. Get fresh and Evening free for the day
Day 2 - Proceed to Puri Temple for Darshanam of Deity and return back to hotel in by evening. Enroute visit to beach
Day 3 - Check out hotel. Half day city tour. Get dropped at airport for return departure.
The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of lord Maha Vishnu , located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva, first of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.
The Puri temple is famous for its annual Ratha yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars. These gave their name to the English term Juggernaut. Unlike the stone and metal icons found in most Hindu temples, the image of Jagannath is made of wood and is ceremoniously replaced every twelve or nineteen years by an exact replica.
The temple is sacred to all Hindus and especially in those of the Vaishnava traditions. Many great saints, such as Ramananda and Ramanuja were closely associated with the temple. Ramanuja established the Emar Mutt near the temple and the Govardhan Mutt, which is the seat of one of the four Shankaracharyas. It is also of particular significance to the followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism whose founder Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, was attracted to the deity, Jagannath, and lived in Puri for many years.
Temperature - 25 C to 38 C
Nearest Airport - Bhubaneshwar
Nearest Railway Station - Bhubaneshwar
Currency - Indian Rupees