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Chandragiri

Kalyani Dam

S.V. Zoo Park

Science Centre

Municipal Park

Shilparamam

Grand World

Mamandur

 

 
 CHANDRAGIRI

Chandragiri (means 'Hill of the Moon') is located 14 kms south of Tirupati. The empire contributed vastly to Telugu culture, art & literature. The surrounding country is fertile & picturesque - with interesting archaeological remains - temples, reservoirs & finely carved 'mantapams'. The last capital of Vijayanagar kings was Chandragiri on the banks of River Swarnamukhi in Chittoor District. Ruins of the fort exist to this day & amidst them stand the Raja Mahal & Rani Mahal palaces that have been given a facelift.

SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW

The saga of the great Vijayanagar empire comes to life with the spectacular Sound and Light Show at Chandragiri Fort. The power & glory of the Vijayanagar Empire is presented through this exciting Sound & Light Show. After a hectic trip to temples & shrines in & around Tirupati, it is time for the much-needed relaxation at Chandragiri, a perfect way to round off the day. The show was commissioned in May 2000.

1st Show (Telugu)

Nov - Feb---> 6.30 p.m. to 7.17 p.m.

Mar - Oct ---> 7.00 p.m. to 7.47 p.m.

2nd Show (English)

Nov - Feb---> 7.30 p.m. to 8.17 p.m.

Mar - Oct ---> 8.00 p.m. to 8.47 p.m.

Phone: 0877-2276310

TARIFF:

Sound and Light Show

Adults - Rs.30/- Child - Rs.20/-

Boating (per trip)

1. Speed Boat - Rs.20/-

2. Pedal Boat - Rs.10/-

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KALYANI DAM

 The scenic, picturesque tourist and picnic spot - Kalyani Dam, constructed on the river Kalyani, is located at a distance of 25 km from Tirupati on Tirupati-Madanapalli Road. The place attracts number of tourists from Tirupati and surrounding places.

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S. V. ZOOLOGICAL PARK

The Andhra Pradesh Forest departmenr which had two of India's best zoos to its credit at Hyderababd and Visakhapatnam, has set up its third venture at Tirupati on Alipiri-Cerlopalli by-pass road extending an area of 5532 acres and named as Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park. With a daily visitation of people from all corners of the country and a number of academic and professional educational institurions, most suited to achieve the objectives of an ideal zoological park. The Zoo has a good collection of wildlife and nature related films. They are exhibited free of cost in the visitors centre at the zoo.

Timings:

Summer --> 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Winter -----> 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Zoo remains closed for visitors on every Monday of the week except if it is a general holiday or a festive day.

Entry Fee:

Adult : Rs.10/- per head

Children (aged between 5 and 12) : 5/-

Groups of School Children : Free Entry

Website: http://www.svzoo.org/ 

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REGIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE

Established in 1993, this central government organisation has many attractive and educative working models in the buildings and in the open lawns. Children find this centre very attractive. The centre conducts science exhibitions at least once a quarter, where in, they propogae the recent innovations in science and technology.

The Regional Science Centre is just one km away from Alipiri. Buses are available upto Alipiri. This place is covered in the Alaya Darshan tour conducted by TTD in the afternoon trips.

Timings:

Weekdays - 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entry Fee: Rs.10/- per head

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MUNICIPAL PARK

Municipal Park is a beautifully maintained park abutting the Kapilatheertham by-pass road in Tirupati. This park is ideal for an evening stroll. Dancing musical fountains here are a special attraction. City buses and autos are the means of conveyance.

Entry Fee: Rs. 2/- per head

Phone: 0877-3296357   

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SHILPARAMAM

The Shilparamam (Urban Haat) is located on the Tirupati-Tiruchanur road. This set up jointly by the Central and the State Tourism Departments, has been inaugurated on 24.9.2001. It has a  multipurpose auditorium to seat nearly 600 people. Recent addition to the place is a boat club. Every saturday and sunday  cultural programmes are conducted from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Urban Haat Timings: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Entry Fee: Rs.5/- per head (Free for children below 7 years)

Boat Club Timings: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Entry Fee: Rs.5/- per head

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GRAND WORLD - a multi-dimensional theme park

Spread over 10 acres at the foothill of Tirumala off Karakambadi road, the park has many water rides such as boldy slides, multi-lane mat slides, open and closed float slides apart from boomerang and a n aqual bowl that are available in only a few parks in the country The water park has a ramp, where the simulated waves resemble a beach.

Apart from water rides, bumper cars, bumper boats and Go Kars there are exciting video games like car racing, mobike racing, shooting skiing etc., that are a major attraction for children.

A 15,000 sq.ft air cooled indoor amusement centre with food courts has been developed, where a themed vortex titled 'Lost World' - movie simulator, provide a thrilling entertainment as the audience feel as if they are playing a role in the movie.

Entry Fee:

Rs.190/- for adults and Rs.130/- for children for the whole day

LASER SHOW:

The laser show, developed and produced by Neil Irwin of UK based 'Amazing Lasers', is only the second such facility in the country. The show, a combination of laser graphics, musical fountains and water screen, will be screened every evening. Forty-minute short films on spiritual themes like 'Shiva Thandavam', 'Kalinga Mardhanam' and 'Srinivasa Kalyanam' will be presented at the show.

Entry Fee: Rs.60/- per head

Phone: 0877-2282549  Fax: 2282548 

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MAMANDUR

The Community Based Eco-tourism at Mamandur is functioning from April 2005. The spot is located 30 kms away from Tirupati on Tirupati-Kadapa highway. Accommodation is available for visitors and trekkers by way of suites, dormitories and tent houses.

Tariff (per day):

Suite - Rs.300/-

Dormitory - Rs.50/- per bed

Note: Food facility available on order. Also, pure honey is available for Rs.150/- per litre.

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