Papavinasanam is one of the sacred and prominent Theertham located in Tirumala. According to sri venkatachala puranam, a holy bath in this theertham will purify the sins of the devoties and bless with peace, prosperity and progress. Sunday combined with shukla paksha sapthami in the month of aswayuja or Dwadasi with uttarabhadra star is an auspicioyday.
At a distance of about 4 km from the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Akasa Ganga draws devotees to its theertham as well as captivates them with the serene waterfalls. It is undoubtedly one of the best sightseeing places in and around Tirupati. One of the most sacred waterfalls in the country Akasha Ganga Waterfalls are visited by almost every devotee who come to Tirumala to seek blessings of the Lord Venkateswara.
Sri Venu Gopala swamy temple is located while on the way to Papavunasanam, which is about 5 km from main temple Tirumala. The devotees can have darshan of Lord Krishna in this serene location temple which is run by the swamy Hathiramji Mutt. Every Piligrim visiting tirumala tirupati must and should visit Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple and seek blessing from Venugopala Swamy. Devotees can plan the visit to Holy Shrine after finishing Darshan and It's easy to reach this place.
Situated at a distance of 2 Kms from Tirumala Bus Station & 3 km from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Chakra Theertham is the site for a water body near Sila Thornam and is associated with an interesting legend. According to the legend, Lord Brahma wanted to observe penance and to clean this place, Lord Vishnu plunged his Sudershana Chakram, thus creating a crater. It is one of the famous places of sightseeing in Tirumala.
Sila Thoranam, a naturally formed arch of rock is a distinctive geological wonder located about 1 km north of the Sri Venkateswara Temple, near the Chakra Teertham at Tirumala. The Arch is also called Silathoranam in local language (Telugu language: “Sila” means ‘rock’ and “thoranam” means a garland strung over a threshold, connecting two vertical columns or an ‘arch’ as in this case). Since the rock look likes and appears to be the hood of a serpent, a conch and a discus, it is conceived that this source is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara idol.
Situated in the forests, on the peak of Narayanadri hill range, Sri Vari Padalu is another important pilgrimage of Tirumala, which is visited by many devotees from every corner of the country. There is a legend behind this temple which associates this place to Lord Vishnu, when he had arrived in the form of Lord Venkateswara.This place has been mentioned in the vedas and other important scriptures of Hindu religion.According to the mythological history of Sri Vari Padalu, it is the very place where Lord Venkateswara set his feet first.
Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy temple is located to the north of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple, on the banks of Swami Pushkarini in the sacred Seven Hills. The presiding deity is Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu in the form of a wild boar. Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy was residing on the hills when Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy descended onto the earth.
Japali Theertham is located on the way to Papavinasanam from Tirumala It is about just 3 Kms from Tirumala. From the road side, one has to walk about 1 KM inside the forest to reach the Teertham.. Its a sacred water body (Theertham) situated opposite to the Lord Hanuman Temple.