City is located in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh State.
It lies about 152-km northwest of Chennai in the Palkonda Hills.
The abode of the 'Kaliyuga' deity Lord Venkateswara, popularly known
as Balaji, Tirupati has for centuries remained a destination divine
and this is quite evident as one goes round the various temples
and spots of natural beauty surrounding this major town. In fact,
the government has proposed to give special status to the town on
the lines of the Vatican of the East. Lying at the southern tip
of the Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh, the district has a number
of perennial waterfalls and vast forest cover. About 10-km northwest
of Tirupati, at an elevation of 750m, is the sacred hill of Tirumala,
which was considered so holy that before 1870 non-Hindus were not
permitted to ascend it.
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