Tirupati: If you are in Tirupati this weekend and are looking for places to visit nearby, we have you covered. Here is a list of places you can visit:
Built in 1963, this dam is one of the four dams that supply water to the residents of Tirumala. It is on the way to Akash Ganga. You can take a quick break here to enjoy the view surrounded by lush green forests. If you are lucky, you can even see deer and flying squirrels.
Vagarru Tupilipalem is a tiny village in Vakadu mandal in Nellore district. It falls under the panchayat of Vagarru Tupilipalem. It is situated 60 km south of Nellore and 80 km east of Tirupati. If you're planning a weekend trip, the evening view will be the best to watch.
Located around 40 km from Tirupati, this waterfall, at a height of 40 feet, stays alive during all seasons, including mid-summer. The Lord Shiva temple adjacent to the falls is a must-visit. The water is crystal clear and is said to have mineral and medicinal values. Apart from the main waterfalls, there are two small waterfalls about four-eight feet tall.
Kalyani dam is located west of Tirupati city, around 18 km, in the forests of Seshachalam hills. The rains that fall in Tirumala and nearby hills during both the monsoons usually fall into the catchment of Kalyani dam. The water of the dam serves the daily drinking water needs of the Tirupati and Chandragiri people.
One of the famous waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh, Talakona falls is located in Chittoor district, around 30 km from Tirupati. The rains that fall in the ghats of Seshachalam fall in a tiny pit called Nela Kona. Once it is filled to the brim, the overflowing water falls down as a waterfall and that is why it is called "Talakona". Many visitors from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka spend their time here during the weekends.
Located near the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, this is one interesting waterfall that is most visited by the people of Chennai and Tirupati. It is located around 80 km from Tirupati and 90 km from Chennai. A special feature of this waterfall is that it has water throughout the year that comes from natural springs. On the mountain top, the water is very fresh.