Amidst the thickly-wooded hills in Chittoor district lies the temple town of Tirumala with Tirupati at the foothills, the abode of Lord Venkateswara. The range of hills is said to resemble a snake with Tirumala forming the hood. Lord Venkateswara, the residing god, is known as â€˜Lord of the Seven Hillsâ€™ and â€˜Balajiâ€™.
Tirupati and Tirumala today are modern destinations of pilgrim tourists. Not only the bliss of a divine ‘darshan’ but added attractions provided by nature make them the ideal pilgrimage-cum-holiday destination.