Chittoor or Chittur
Chittoor or Chittur is a town that is located in the Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. The town is famous its temples and many of them can be seen around the city.
Chittoor is easily accessible as it is located in the main highway that connects Chennai and Bangalore. It is located close to the Tamil Nadu Border.
Chittoor is located in the Southern most part of Andhra Pradesh and the place has combination of two cultures. Due to the close proximity to Tamil Nadu Chittoor experiences a quaint mix of the both Tamil and Andhra culture. Tamil and Telugu are the main languages that are spoken in the area.There are many temples that are located in the town and one of the main temples is the Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple that is located in the IRALA Mandal.
Tirupathi hill is famous for its temples and is also located close to Chittoor. Many pilgrims and devotees travel to the Tirupathi Hills throughout the year and it is an important place for many Hindus in the Southern part of India. The town also has a significant Muslim population and many different cultures co exist peacefully.
Tirumala is the riches pilgrimage centre in the world. It is the abode of Lord Venkateswara located atop Seshachalam Hills often called as Seven Hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara was built by Thondaman King and reformed periodically by Cholas, Pandyas and Vijayanagar. The Temple rites were formalized by Ramanujacharya in the 11th century AD. These hills are 980 meters above the sea level and is about 10.33 square miles in area. Tirumala temple is next to Vatican city in Rome in terms of income.
Srikalahasthi is located on the banks of river Swarnamukhi. It is one of the important Saiva Kshetras of South India. The name of the place Srikalahasthi comes from three animals Sri (Spider), Kala (Snake) and Hathi (Elephant) who worshipped shiva and gained salvation here.
Tirupathi is located at the foot hills of Tirumala. The temples of Govindaraja Swamy, Kodandarama Swamy, Kapila Theertham, ISKON are famous in this city.
Tiruchanur also known as Alamelu Mangapuram is home to the temple of Sri Alimelu (Padmavathi), consert of Sri Venkateswara.
Kanipakam is situated at a distance of 15 Kms. away from Chittoor. There are three temples in this village. Of these three, Varasiddi Vinayakaswamy Temple is attracting the people of different regions. The image of Asina (sitting) ganapathi in the Garbhagriha is of peculiar disposition.
Gudimallam is seven miles away from Renigunta. Historically, this village is very important because it has a beautiful siva (Parasurameswara) Temple. The Linga in the temple is supposed to be the earliest Linga (3rd or 2nd century BC) discovered so far in India.
Vijayanagara King Srikrishna Devaraya constructed the Vedanarayana Temple at Nagalapuram. The sun rays enter the Garbhagriha on 25, 26, 27 March of every year.
Gangamma Temple was constructed at Boyakonda which is in the midst of Madanapalle, Punganur and Chowdepalle mandals. The people from Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh visit the temple in large numbers.
Bangalore to Chittoor KSRTC Bus Servies
There are AC / Non AC Sleeper Semi-Sleeper buses plying from Bangalore to Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh).
|Travel Operators||First Bus||Last Bus||Lowest Fare|
|SRS Travels||19:15 Hrs||19:15 Hrs||Rs. 500|