ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Krishna Temples are located all over the world. Although, in almost every important city of India, there is an ISKCON Temple, ISKCON Temple in Tirupati is especially popular. Its architecture and location makes it is even more attractive to the devotees.
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the most important temples in Tirupati. Located at a distance of only 5 km from Tirupati, this temple in Tiruchanoor is also known with the name of Alamelu mangapuram Temple or Alamelumangapuram, which denotes the legend associated with Goddess Padmavathi as she is believed to have come on a Golden colour Lotus flower, hence the name denoting - Alar-Lotus, Mel- Top, Manga-Goddess and Puram- village/town.
One of the most prominent temples of not only Tirupati but entire India, Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple was sanctified in 1130 AD by the revered Saint Ramanujacharya. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple not only bestowed with immense religious significance, it also showcases undeniable architecture excellence.
Located at distance of about 12 km towards the West Tirupati, in Srinivasa Mangapuram of the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple is another prominent shrine of Tirumala. Also known as Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple, it is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) since 1967.
Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a Vaishnava's temple located at Appalayagunta. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, referred to as Prasanna Venkateswara. Unlike other typical Venkateswara temples, the presiding deity has its right hand in Abhaya posture.
Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple is another important temple of Tirupati, dedicated to the Lord Shiva. According to legends, this temple has been named after great saint Maharishi Kapila, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Pleased with his unwavering devotion, Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvati gave him their divine darshan at this location. During the same time, a Kapila Lingam appeared out of the Earth.
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh is nothing like the zoos you would have seen in your lifetime. To understand why, you need to comprehend the theme around which the park has been created. Located at the foot of Seshachalam Hills, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park extends over a huge area of over 5500 acres. You will come across very few parks with such a diversity of endemic flora and fauna and such remarkable, scenic environs.