Tirupati also homes to a number of temples and it is also a great site for pilgrimage planning It is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in Chittoor district. The city is home to the most famous Sri Venkateshwara temple of Tirumala. This beautiful city lies at the foothills of Seshachalam hills of eastern ghats.
In Dravidian translation, TIRU means THE SACRED and PATHI means ABODE or HUSBAND. The history of the city dates back to 5 TH century AD, At that time it was an established center for Vaishnavisam. After some centuries it started to spread to different parts of the kingdom which were ruled by different rulers. Notable rulers were Krishna Deva Raya, Sada Siva Raya and Thirumala Deva Raya. An interesting fact about Tirumala hills is that it is the second oldest mountain in the world.
The most famous site to visit in this place is the Tirumala Venkateshwara temple. It is the world’s richest Vaishnavite temple of Lord Venkateshwara. The temples built here are with Dravidian architecture. Other notable landmarks are the Sri Venkateswara zoological park, which is the second-largest park in Asia. Moreover, lakhs and lakhs of people visit this place to offer their prayer.
It is good to visit and see such beautiful pilgrim places, but at times we do create disturbances to the locals living there. Not only to the people around there but also to the flora and fauna in that area. Our government has taken various steps to decrease such activities but is of all in vain.
According to the Swachh Sarvekshan survey, Tirupati is ranked ninth in terms of the cleanest city. This shows us the efforts put forward by the local government and the local people to keep their city clean. So whenever we visit such a tourist place let us be very careful and try our best to maintain cleanliness so that our future generation can also follow our path.