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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tirupati Railway Station

 Here are some pictures of Tirupati Railway Station.Inside the station is quite neat and clean. For the convenience of pilgrims there is an escalator for up travel to reach the over bridge.However for descending you have to take a flight of stairs. The station has two attractively designed entrances - both carry signboards welcoming passengers in English,Hindi & Telugu.The signs of Sanku (conch shell) and Chakram (wheel) which represent Maha Vishnu are beautifully embellished on the front facade. Pre-paid taxis/auto rikshas are available at the entrance and you find sign boards indicating distances of various temples/guest houses from the station.The most astonishing feature is an over bridge connecting the station directly to the massive pilgrim centre across the road - Vishnu Nivas. This bridge is almost ready but not yet functional.Right opposite the station are numerous eateries dishing out both South Indian as well as North Indian/Punjabi cuisine.There are regular bus services to ferry pilgrims to Tirumalai,17 Kms up the hills, where people flock to visit and pray at the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Venkatachalapati or Lord Balaji as He is known in North India.
Over bridge across the road

9 comments:

  1. Interestingly, the entrance doesn't look very different from a temple entrance. :)

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  2. It is refreshing to see all the pictures.Impels me to visit Tirupati soon.

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  3. Love the colors. The surrounding looks so clean.

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  4. Nice place with attractive colours.
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  5. Beautiful pictures of the Railway station. I had never seen this. We always go by car and so this is new to me. We go to Tirupati every October and to Trichy every September.

    Thank you, for the pictures.

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  6. Colourful and interesting post.......thank you!

    Ruby

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  7. Nice pictures. Heard the holy summons and are now thinking about all the different places to visit in Tirupati? Well, there are many famed Tirupati tourist places as this famed pilgrim destination is crammed full of highly revered temples that seem to pull you with some invisible divine force. Check out good hotels near Tirupati railway station also.

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