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Chittoor

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Chittoor is a city in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of Chittoor district

Chittoor, very close to the revered temple of lord Balaji or Venkateswara at Tirupati, is also close to two eminent wildlife sanctuaries and the famous Horsley Hills, a famous hill resort named after W.D Horsley.

Situated in the valley of the Ponni river, Chittoor is a market for grain, sugarcane, and peanuts. Its industries include oilseed and rice milling. Jaggery from Aragonda area, a small town near Chittor is famous throughout the country. Chittor is a major place for producing hatcheries and mangoes. The city is surrounded by mango and tamarind groves, and cattle are bred in the area. A district administrative centre, Chittoor was a British military post until 1884.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

From Chennai : Take Route No:144 bus from Chennai Koyembedu Bus Stand (CMBT) or Lalbagh train to Katpadi.There will be plenty of buses from Katpadi to Chittoor. Try to take GOVT bus as there will be too many stops for private buses.

From Bangalore : Take any KSRTC (Karnataka State Transport) bus from Bangalore Bus Stand (Majestic) going to Tirupati, Nellore,Vijayawada & Guntur.Get down in CTR. Take any APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh Transport) bus(Bangalore Majestic) going to Tirupati, Nellore,Vijayawada & Guntur.Get down in CTR. Don't take the private bus "Kalasipalya" as there are too many stops.

From Hyderabad : Take Kesineni(Volvo), Deepna, JBT, TTS travels by bus from Ameerpet X roads which usually runs everyday, APSRTC buses (7 buses) from MGBS and train is VENKATADRI express starts from Kachiguda at 8:05PM and reaches Chittoor by morning at 9AM.

From Tirupati: APSRTC buses ply every 10 min to and fro Chittoor (72 km).

From Vijayawada,Vizag and Machlipatnam: Take any APSRTC or Private bus going to Bangalore.Get down in CTR. Two APSRTC buses one in morning and one in evening starts from vijayawada to Chittoor and by train you can catch Sheshadri, Hatia, Sabari, KK express to reach chittoor.

Kanipakkam:12 km from Chittoor.For the devotes convenience there are direct buses to Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Chennai, Nellore & Ananathapur.

See[edit]

  • Church in church Street
  • Darga near Srinivasa theater
  • Deer Park
  • Forest Reserve
  • Masonics Chittoor Sports Stadium
  • Nutrine Confectionery---Now Godrej and Hersheys Foods
  • Sugar Factory

Temples[edit]

  • Ardhagiri Anjenaya Swamy Temple, Aragonda 20 KM from Chittoor
  • Durgamma Gudi, Greamspet
  • Eswar Temple, Eruvaram
  • Hanuman Temple, near Ponniyamman Temple street
  • Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple, Vepanjeri 12 KM from Chittoor
  • Muthyalamma Temple, Thenabanda
  • Ponniamma Gudi
  • RamulaVari Gudi, Bazaar Veedhi
  • Sai baba Temple, Kattamanchi
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple which is at kattamanchi
  • Subramanya Swamy Temple on Hill
  • Varasiddi Vinayaka Swamy Temple, Kanipakam 9 KM from Chittoor is a very powerful temple in andhra pradesh, the lord vinayaka is swayambu and is known to be famuous for doing justice.
  • Venkateswara Temple, Thangal
  • Venkateswara Temple, Near Govt Hospital
  • Vinayaka Temple, Ram Nagar Colony

Theatres[edit]

  • Ananda
  • Chanakya, a/c dts
  • Gurunatha, a/c dts
  • MSR MovieLand, dts
  • Raghavaa, a/c dts
  • Srinivasa, a/c dts
  • Sri Venkateswara
  • VijayaLakshmi, a/c dts
  • Vivekananda
Chanakya, VijayaLakshmi, Raghava, and MSR are nice theatres to watch movies.

Do[edit]

Trekking[edit]

  • Bodi konda - Its near Ramnagar colony and the best land mark to locate is Kings School.It is a great hill to climb.
  • Chase pillar - It is 2 km from B.V. Reddy school in konga reddy palli. It is a very beautiful place to trek. On the way you can see a lake on the hill. This Chase pillar was built by British people in 18th century. On the way to chase pillar we can see camp areas built by British people.b.v.reddy is one of the best schools in town.
  • Puligundu - It is 17 km from Chittoor, on the way to Penumur. This is a tall and huge rock, and it is a challenge to climb this rock. This rock is 2.5 km from Penumur. Penumur is also one of the historical villages.
  • Turtle Neck Hill - It is in Durganagar Colony, Greamspet. The rocks at the top of the hill formed like Turtle Neck.
  • Yelampalli forest - It is 20 km from Chittoor near Aragonda. People go hunting of white pigs and some wild animals in the forest.

Walking[edit]

  • There is a walking trail inside Chittoor town.This trail is inside a redsandalwood forest. It is worth walking there. It is near Mesanicals ground.
  • Kannan College Grounds. Very big ground for morning pleasant walk

Buy[edit]

Mango pickles of all varieties. Pala Kova

Eat[edit]

Lunch in Chittoor means lemon rice, sambar, roti, pickles, dal, tamarind dal, aloo curry, soyachunk salad, fried peanuts, curd, mango juice and payasam.
  • Bans 4 Seasons Coffee Shop. Contact No.09704771333. website: www.bansc.in
  • Five Star Hyderbadi biryani center(N.V) in high road beside J.B.T office near old bustand.
  • Gopal Naidu Hotel - Opposite Darga (Near Darga Circle), Very good for tiffen items in morning. its very tasty and nice
  • Hotel Ajanta(V)
  • Hotel Alankar(N.V)
  • Hotel Lakshmi Vishnu Bhavan(V), Near Chandana Ramesh Shopping Mall.
  • Hotel Menaka(N.V)
  • Hotel Saroj Krishna, Konga Reddy Palli (Near SBI, KR Palli).
  • Hotel Sindhu Towers(N.V & V), Opposite the Railway Station Entrance.
  • Hotel Vishnu Bhavan(V), Near Chandana Ramesh Shopping Mall.
  • Lakshmi Saraswathi Depot in OTK road is good for milk products.
  • Nandini Restaurant(V), High road. (Quality Food)
  • NPS(N.V), near MSR junction. It is also famous for biryani.
  • Pratap Restaurant(N.V), Opp to old BusStand which is very good for non-veg ( The best hotel in CTR) which is maintained for past 2 decades. (Good quality with less price) (Sunday Holiday)
  • Sri Valli Bhavan(V), Pure Vegetarian Hotel.
    • Opposite to Old Bus Stand you find a Coffee Bar which is famous for Lemon Tea.

Drink[edit]

  • Bans Spiritz Bar & Restaurant (3star). Cell No. 09704771333
  • Blue Heaven restaurants, Church street
  • Hotel Saroj Krishna, www.hotelsarojkrishna.com, Konga Reddy Palli (Beside SBI, KR Palli).
  • N.P.S bar and restaurant, Kongareddypalli opposite the chittor tennis club
  • N.P.S bar and restaurant, Naidu buildings
  • Nandi bar and restaurant, beside MSR Movieland theater
  • Nirmala bar and restaurant, Palamaner Road
  • Mayuri bar and restaurant, Bye pass road, Reddigunta

PlayGrounds[edit]

  • Kannan college ground

Sleep[edit]

All sorts of lodging facilities ranging from modest hotels to luxury suites at star hotels are available

  • Prabha Grand Inn (Luxury Hotel) +91-8572-233133
  • Alankar Hotel and Lodge, Vellore Road
  • Bans The Hotel, Chittoor bypass road, +91 249091. Accommodation, Dining and Water Park
  • Chandra Residency, Sundarayya Veedhi.
  • Hotel Prithvi, Near RTC Bus Stand.
  • Hotel Saroj Krishna, Konga Reddy Palli (Near SBI, KR Palli).
  • Lakshmi, Beside Sindhu towers opp to railway station entrance.
  • LGB Towers, Kattamanchi.
  • Pratap Lodge previously known as RajBhavan Lodge,Sundarayya Veedhi.
  • Sindhu Towers, opp railway station entrance.
  • Sri Rama Deluxe Lodge, Muthu Maistry Street Near Old Busstand Chittoor 08572-232769, 234869.
  • Sri VINAYAKA Lodge, Sundarraiah Street.

Go next[edit]

  • Ardhagiri
  • Kailasakona
  • Kanipakam
  • Saibaba Temple
  • Talakona Waterfalls
  • Thalakona
  • Thangal
  • Vepanjeri
  • Vinayaka Puram



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