Category: Attraction

Enjoy Your Time Visiting the Temples in Tirupati

Venkateswara TempleVenkateswara Temple | Image Resource : holydham.com

Tirupati, a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. This city lies at the base of Seshachalam Hills of Eastern Ghats and is famous for the Vaishnavite shrine Venkateswara Temple and many other ancient temples. All the temples Tirupati are highly regarded as a pilgrim destination and hence Tirupati is also called the Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh. Tourism is the major industry in Tirupati. Since it is a major religious destination, the hospitality sector is also a major industry here. The economy of the city is dependent on the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which was established in 1932 as an independent Trust to manage Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and other temples in Tirupati as well as worldwide. TTD is also involved in a lot of social welfare activities as well. Most of the residents here are employed with TTD. Tirupati is also known for its world-famous Tirupati Laddu. It is the prasadam at the Venkateswara Temple and only the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has the rights to make or sell this laddu.

Sri Venkateswara Temple

The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is the most visited temple by the Hindus and is one of the richest temples in the world. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara an incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is located at a height of 853 metres on Tirumala Hills. The Temple is constructed in the Dravidian architectural style and is said to be constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD. The Temple premises has two modern queue complexes to manage the crowds of pilgrims, Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam complex for free meals to pilgrims, hair tonsure buildings and quite a few pilgrim lodging areas. It is the richest temple in the world in terms of the value of donations received and wealth. The temple is visited by about 100,000 pilgrims daily. But on special occasions and festivals the number of pilgrims increases by more than 5 times, which makes it the most-visited religious place in the world.

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Other temples and tourist places in Tirupati

Other popular temples in Tirupati are Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Sri Varahaswami Temple, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple, Sri Veda Narayana Swamy Temple, Sri Kalahasti Temple, Sri Padmavati Samovar Temple, Tataiahgunta gangamma Temple, Kalyana Venkateswara Temple, Prasanna Venkateswara Temple, Parasurameswara Temple, Agatheeswara Temple and Radha Govindha Mandir(ISCKON). Besides the religious temples, there are some other tourist places in Tirupati. The Chandragiri Fort located in Chandragiri is a historical fort built in the 11th century. This fort also houses an Archaeological Museum maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. There is also a zoological park in Tirupati.

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park which was established in 1987 is the second largest zoo park in Asia and covers an area of 5532 acres. Tirupati also hosts a Regional Science centre. Sri Venkateswara Gosamrakshana shala was established in 1956 to protect the indigenous cows and also to share the rare breeds of cows among similar organization. It houses the cattle received as a donation and is maintained by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

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7 Things To Do In Delhi During A Cultural Visit

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Delhi is well known as ‘The City of Djinns’. The city has been rebuilt seven times in its recorded history and provides travelers with innumerable options for sightseeing. The forts, temples, tombs and palaces in India’s capital make it a remarkable synthesis of tradition and modernity. This is the major reason why Delhi invokes the admiration of culture aficionados from around the world. If you are planning for a trip to northern India, then Delhi would be the first place to begin with. Here are a number of things to do in Delhi while coming for a cultural visit: –

Lotus Temple

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Lotus Temple

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Visit the Lotus Temple

One of the most popular tourist sites in Delhi, the Lotus Temple has been built in the shape of a lotus flower, which is considered sacred in Indian culture. Its 27 flower petals are made from marble. A sacred place for Bahá’ís, it is open to people from all religions. Situated in the middle of manicured gardens, you will enjoy the tranquil atmosphere here.

Hauz Khas Complex

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Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex holds a special place in the hearts of history lovers. Originally known as Hauz-e-Alai, some of the popular artefacts here include a mosque, a number of tombs and a water tank which served as an important water source in medieval times.

Built in the early part of 14th century, the tank was used for water storage especially during the summer season. Hauz Khas Village, located at the entrance of the area is home to some of the best cafes, restaurants and boutique stores of south Delhi.

Lodi Gardens

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Lodi Gardens

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Marvel the beauty of Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens resembles the structure of Hauz Khas Complex but holds greater charm among visitors. It is a public park which is home to many Mughal tombs and monuments. A popular attraction among artists, it is also frequented by people for picnics. Built 500 years ago, it’s one of the top tourist attractions that you should include in your things to do in Delhi list.

India Gate

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India Gate

Built in 1931 in the memory of Indian soldiers who attained martyrdom, the India Gate is 42 meters tall. A continuously burning flame under the gate is a tribute to honor soldiers who died fighting for the nation.

Qutub Minar

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Qutub Minar

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Qutub Minar

A major landmark of Delhi, the Qutub Minar is a 72.5-meter tall minaret which looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa from a distance. Made of red sandstone, the tower has intricate carvings and inscriptions on it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qutub Minar is one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture.

Humayun's Tomb

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Humayun’s Tomb

A fine example of Persian architecture, the tomb is the resting place of the Mughal emperor Humayun. You can also come across the graves of some other Mughal emperors here. Surrounded by gardens, the building is surrounded by a number of marble stones.

Tomb of Safdarjung

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Tomb of Safdarjung

Built in 1754, the tomb is a mausoleum of Safdarjung, a notable noble of Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah. Surrounded by Mughal gardens, it is similar in structure to Humayun’s Tomb.

Visit Bollywood Film Sets And Meet Your Favourite Superstars : Things To Do In Mumbai!

Mumbai is a fantastic city, a typical urban definitive – home  to a number of corporate giants and Businesses, a vacationer’s paradise and the nursery of movie stars. It is one of the most famous cities in the world and has remained an important centre of art and commerce. The port is a distinguishing factor, which allows for trade and added connectivity to the west, through seaways.

Mumbai Tourism
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There are numerous things to do in Mumbai and one needs to meticulously plan in order to cover all the famous and revered locations. Preferably, a week’s vacation would be perfect, in order to experience the city, in its complete audacity. The Marathi population is very friendly and it is quite easy to mingle with the locals.

 

Places In Mumbai
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Party Your Way Through The Night – Best Things To Do In Mumbai

The Mumbai city has it all covered, when it comes to tourism. It has everything  for everyone, quite literally. The coast offers one of the finest views of sunrise and sunset, and a brilliant place to relax in, while the  commercial plazas are something to look forward to, for any shopoholic.

Shopping Mall And Plazza's In Mumbai
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Talking about shopping, the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminal, Red Fort Area, is quite famous for the trinkets and junk jewellery for very cheap prices.The null Bazaar, Zaveri Bazaar, Crawford Market and Babulnath, etc., are a few must visit places around the area. The chats are something to die for, in the locality. The vada pavs, Pav Bhajji, Gol Gupas, etc., are delicious and will make any evening a special one for the tourists.

The Crawford Market deserves a special mention too, for the interested shoppers. The hustle and bustle of the market is well, quite legendary and the Romanesque, ancient architecture just highlights the exuberance of the place further.

Chattrapati Shivaji Terminal
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One can also engage themselves in the game of bubble football or body zorbing, in which a person stays inside a big bubble and  can only commute by moving the bubble by his body. The llast maan standing wins the game. It is quite entertaining as well as one of those interesting things to do in Mumbai for a nominal cost.

Malls, , The Exquisite Hotels, Wankhade Stadium– Best Things To do In Mumbai

As already mentioned, the city of Mumbai is blessed with the presence of Arabian Sea on its west and therefore water activities flourish in this place. The Yatching experience, in the hangover cruise, in the port town of Colaba is a truly enriching experience.