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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

India : Tirumala : Tirupati : Shopping, Festivals, Tourist Information Centres, Money Changers & Important Telephone Numbers - 6

Shopping at Tirumala-Tirupati :

Guys, if you want to shop at Tirumala-Tirupati, then here is the great place for you. Lepakshi Emporium, an idela place for purchasing attractive handicraft at moderate prices, it is situated near Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Central Reception Office. T.T.D. Gardens, the beautiful ornamental gardens with rare species of plants and trees are situated nearby.

Festivals :

Brahmotsavam Festival is the most famous annual festival which celebrated on grand scale for nine days in September, attracting pilgrims and tourists from all parts of century. The fifth and ninth days of the festival are especially significant as Garudostavam and Rathotavam takes place on these days.

Vijayanagar Festival is held for three days at the historic Chandragiri Fort near Tirupati-Balaji in the third week of October every year.

The Kalyanotsavam (marriage of the Lord) is celebrated everyday at the Kalyanmandapam except during the Brahmotsavam. Devotees can perform this ceremony on payment of Rs. 3000.

Tourist Information Centre :
Central Reservation Office, APTDC, Tirupati, 2255385
Regional Tourist Office, Tirupati, 2243306

Money Changers :
State Bank of Hyderabad, 2220153
State Bank of India, 2253412

Important Telephone Numbers :
Head Post Office, 2225503
Indian Airlines Airport, 2283992
SVIMS Govt. Hospital, 2287777
Central Crime Station, 2220352

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