Chittoor District – Tourist places,Religious,Cultural

A popular district located in the Rayalaseema region of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh Chittoor District has a population of 4,178,061 according to the 2011 census of India. It is well known for its religious tourism, this district has many famous religious temples including Tirupati and Kanipakam and temples. This district is present in the Poini river valley of southernmost Andhra Pradesh. It is popular for mangoes, grains, sugarcane, and peanuts. The western parts of the district are relatively colder as compared to the eastern parts.

Religious Tourism

1.Tirumala

One of the most famous temples in Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India is Venkateswara Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Vishnu came here and saved the mankind from bad energies of Kali Yuga.

It is regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. The atmosphere here is so peaceful and calm. The cleanliness and hygiene are well maintained. You don’t have to incur any expense at this place as you get the facility of free accommodation and food. This temple was built by Thondaman King and reformed periodically by Cholas, Pandyas, and Vijayanagar. In terms of income, the Tirumala temple is after Vatican City in Rome.

2.Kanipakam

The Vinayaka Temple in Kanipakam  (also known as Vinayaka Swamy Temple) is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. There is a popular tale associated with this temple. The tale says that there were three brothers who were blind, deaf, and mute.

They were digging the well to fetch water for their field. The equipment they were using accidentally fell into the well. When they dug deep inside, blood starts coming out of it and 3 of them got rid of their disabilities. The villagers then rushed to the spot and found the deity of Lord Ganesha. The deity always lies in that well and that well remains full of water.

3.Srikalahasti

Srikalahasti located on the banks of river Swarnamukhi is one of the important Saiva Kshetras of South India. The name Srikalahasti is derived from three words Sri (Spider), Kala (Snake), and Hathi (Elephant) who worshipped Lord Shiva and attained salivation here.

Eco-Tourism

1.Horsly Hills(Horsleykonda or Yenugulla Ma)

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In Madanapalle taluk of Chittoor district In Andhra Pradesh, there lies llama Konda a series of hills. The local name of the hill was  Yenugu Mallama Konda. A British collector W.D. Horsley once visited this place and build his home here, so after his visit, this place is named after him. This area has a cool climate and exceptional vegetation. This makes it an attractive hill station and tourist hub. These hills are located at a distance of  20 Kms. from Madanapalle.Hisley Hills is well known as a summer resort. It is also popularly known as Andhra Ooty. These hills are located  4326 feet above sea level.

2.Kailasakona

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This is a very beautiful waterfall situated near Puttur. It is located at a distance of 8 km. from Narayanavanam. The waterfall attracts tourists from all over the south, including Tamil Nadu. A temple of Lord Shiva and Parvathi can be easily seen nearby. The height of this waterfall is around 40 feet. The best part of this waterfall is that it has water all throughout the year.

Cultural Tourism

1.Tirupathi Gangamma Jatara

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It is one of the most celebrated festivals of Andhra Pradesh. The celebration involves the killing of a vassal by the Gangamma.

2.Kanuma festival

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This is a popular festival celebrated on a large scale. In this, the bulls are decorated and paraded in the streets.

Final Note 

Chittor is a heaven for nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers. The place is filled with a divine aura and offers an exceptional experience. The architecture here is breathtaking and attracts lakhs of tourists every year. All the places covered above are some of the best places to visit in Chittor. Even if you are not able to visit all the places, do not miss a visit to Horsley Hills. The alluring green lushes all around, undulating hill slopes, and soothing ambiance make it a perfect spot to chill with friends and family.

If you want to experience the best religious vibe in Chittor you should definitely visit Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, which sees hordes of devotees constantly throughout the year. Chittor also offers an amazing place for movie buffs that is Devi Theater. You can watch the latest Telugu movie here in an authentic setup. Talakona Waterfall is another not-to-miss place in Chittoor. Chittoor is a heavenly place that will take you away from the busy and chaotic streets to the land of peace and calm.

 

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