Tirupati is an important pilgrimage center in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is very well connected to city of Bangalore by all modes of transportation. While en route Tirupati from Bangalore; you can avail all modes of transport, viz, through air, road and rail.
Tirupati always has been a religious city with regular Maha-Pujas and Yagnas being attended at the several temples here. Mythologically, Tirupati is the very place, where God Vishnu chose to be his home, the Vaikuntha.
The Swami Venketeshwara Temple is the synonym for Tirupati. Everymonth thousands of followers throng the temple for the glimpse and blessings of their beloved God Venketeshwara. Tirupati is also famous for the Balaji Temple and each year millions of tourists and devotees go for a pilgrim to Tirupati from different places from around the world.
The pilgrimage is amongst the richest holy places in India. The legends say, that once God Vishnu's wife Goddess Lakshmi left him and went to Kolhapur, in her absence God Vishnu married one of her incarnation Padmavati.
At the time of the marriage, Vishnu had nothing to arrange for and thus, Lord Kubera lending him some gold to arrange the marriage.
Thinking the same, many of his devotees pay huge sums of money just to repay Kubera back, keeping in mind that God Vishnu would return the favours someday. Visit this amazing land of temples if in Bangalore; here are the different routes you can reach Tirupati;
How to reach Tirupati from Bangalore by Train
There are innumerable express and passenger trains that connect Bangalore and Tirupati.
How to reach Tirupati from Bangalore by Air
Tirupati has a domestic airport in Renigunta town, which is 15 km away from the heart of Tirupati city. Almost all leading airline companies operate daily flights between Bangalore and Tirupati. Outside Tirupati Airport there are taxi & auto rickshaw stands that will straight away take you to Tirupati city.
How to reach Tirupati from Bangalore byRoad:
Bangalore and Tirupati are very well connected via roads. The total distance between these two cities is approximately 256 km (journey of 6 hrs 30 min).
You can either opt for state run KSRTC buses or APRSTC buses (owned by Andhra Pradesh Govt), who ply their luxury and semi luxury buses on every day bases.
Besides, there are innumerable travel agencies in Bangalore offering Tirupati tour packages.