Discover the best top things to do in Chittoor, India including Horsley Hills, Tada Falls, Nagalapuram Falls, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Kailasakona Waterfalls, Chandana Ramesh Shopping Mall, Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Sahasra Linga Temple, Nagalapuram Falls, Parasuramesvara Temple.
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3.5 based on 193 reviews
Horsley hills is a nice place on a hill top which provides fantastic views all around. From the top you see hills of different sizes, Valleys till the horizon. It's ideal to visit this place in early morning or evening to avoid the heat. During these time you get cool breeze and the climate is perfect to enjoy the views and relax. You have APTDC's Haritha Hotel at the point. Else you can opt to stay at Madanapalle which is around 25KM from Horsley Hills. There are two view points in total. One near to haritha hotel provides fantastic views of the hills and the other, for which you need to walk little more from haritha offers fantastic views of the Valleys. Also, the road to climb the hill is fantastic. Very well maintained and you drive through eucalyptus tree forest. You have beautiful Valleys in one side and hills on the other. You may get mist if you reach early morning or leave after sunset.
At the entry, you may need to pay Rs.20/- as entry fee. But, if you are going early morning, then there won't be anyone to collect it. There are no more fees anywhere for Horsley Hills. You have the Haritha Hotel restaurant offers good food and you can use the washroom there as well.
4 based on 44 reviews
Overall rating is Good (there was no Good.. its either average or very good)
Barely 2 hours drive from Chennai..was surprised to see some greenery and nature. Ideal for a days picnic outing. We went as 3 families with our kids. Kids were super excited. Best way to reach is following google maps as the signboards are not too great.
You will finally reach the entrance ticket counter. You have to pay for parking and cameras and then you have to drive for another 10 mins on a real dirt road that gets really dusty. Finally you will reach the car park. There are restrooms there. Be sure to use them Because after that there are none.
The walk involves some basic trekking so walking shoes are the best, caps, sun glasses, sunscreen are a must. Also a stick (doubles as a walking stick and to shoo off the hundreds of very persistent monkeys hanging around).
We walked for about an hour. We passed an artificial bathing spot and then finally stopped at a collection of water pools as it looked safe enough for the kids. It was split in 2.. one was shallow just knee deep water ideal for kids and the other half was deep water. We let the kids splash around for few hours. We couldn't reach the waterfall because the route started to get steeper and the kids would not be up to it. Besides it was peak summer and we were starting to get tired and dehydrated.
We brought packed lunches as we were aware there are no hotels nearby. There is just a small makeshift shop that sells water packets, some peanut candy (kadalai mittai) and local seasonal fruit like bananas or mangoes (we went in summer).
We found the monkeys terrorizing. They are not afraid of humans and were persistently trying to snatch our bags. So beware and keep someone in charge of looking after bags. They will run off up the trees with the bags and scavenge for food. So beware of money ids etc.. you wont get them back if they snatch them ! We were being threatened whilst trying to have our lunch and so quickly went and sat near the small makeshift shop (because we knew they would have some method to fend off the critters)... they had a big stick which the monkeys were in fact afraid of (haha !!)
Tips: There are no changing rooms so if you get wet you have to walk till the parking lot to be able to change. Be sure to carry plenty of drinking water and food. Beware of the monkeys. Dress aptly with protective gear - hats, glasses, walking shoes. Go in groups as there many boy gangs there. Not very safe for girl gangs or couples. Try to finish and leave early.. say 3-4 pm as it gets dark faster (its a forest) and not very safe.
4 based on 31 reviews
Perfect place for wekend adventure-Quite an adventurous trek..Water falls and pools are exciting.Pls be aware that pools are very deep and unless people know swimming they are not advised to get into the pool
Path to the pools and up hill is really adventurous,Pls take a local guide if you are going for the first time-Really useful(One Mr Bhaskar-experienced local guy)
Water is so sweet from the falls,Worth a try..
4.5 based on 21 reviews
Sri Kapileswara Swami temple is a Saivite temple, dedicated to Lord Siva. This temple is situated enroute to Tirumala Hills from Tirupathi Bus stand. It is about 3 kms from the RTC Bus stand/Srinivasam.
The Legend say that the idol is believed to be installed by Kapila Muni and hence Lord Siva here is referred to as Kapileswara. The other version is that the Lingam is believed to be self-manifested. Since Kapila Muni performed penance to Lord Siva and the God along with Goddess Parvathi gave darshan, this temple is being called as Kapileswaram Temple.
I visited this temple many times, the last time being in February 2017, when I visited Tirupathi/Tirumala. A famous temple indeed with thousands of pilgrims visiting daily. A very large crowd assemble for Sivarathri festival.
Kapila Theertham is the temple Pushkarini. The water from the mountain stream falls directly into the pushkarini. People say that taking a bath here wipes out all the sins.
The approach to the temple is also beautiful with garden and it is a pleasant to visit this temple through out the year. One cannot afford to miss at any cost.
4 based on 18 reviews
This water falls is very heavy. Really I enjoyed a lot in this area. Cool environment. Superb weather all together made something something. Please be visit every one without missing
4 based on 6 reviews
Though Chittoor has acquired the status of a city recently, it is basically still a small town. The name Mall was a bit deceptive with images of what I have seen in various cities including my native Cochin. This is more of a garment mall than a standard mall. Having said that it is worth a visit to get a decent shopping experience. The choices are aplenty and prices affordable. The location is excellent not very from the Central Bus Station and Railway Station. The parking space in the front is very limited but the security staff are quite alert in helping the drivers to drive in and drive out. This is a great boon in the location which has heavy traffic and narrow roads.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
APSRTC of Tirupati arranging a package tour of 7 temples 2 siva and 5 vishnu temple from srivasa complex, Tirupati.this temple is also coming on this package, here at this place the marriage Tirupati balaji and padmavathi was done according to the history, balaji giving lot of blessing to his piligrim.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Sahasra Linga Temple is located in Srikalahasti town, about 40 kms from the temple town of Tirupathi. It can be easily accessible by train, Public and Private transport vehicles.
As the name reveals, Sahasra Ling means One thousand Lings. All these are carved out in one shrine. It is believed that one ‘darshan’ of this temple, can release oneself from all the evil attacks and curses. Its a pride and pleasant to visit this temple as this is located amongst beautiful place under a hill.
Most of the pilgrims fail to visit this temple as much time is consumed at Srikalahasti temple for performing Pooja both to Lord Siva and Rahu Ketu. But one should allot time to visit this temple and get blessed.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
It's really cool to trek with friends,if you didn't want to forget.The way is really hard to climb but you will enjoy it ,make better it with water bottle &belongings.Bathing Waterfall is the best experience I had.Fell you the same.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
One of the oldest and rarest Shiva temple. The temple dates back to 3rd century situated in a little village near Srikalahasti. The deity is in the form of Linga resting on the shoulders of a dwarf. The Linga is unique as it depicts the trimurthy Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva. It is difficult to express the visual experience in words, one has to go & see personally to experience it.
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