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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Tirupati is a temple town in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located in the foot hills of Tirumala. The temple of Lord Venkateshwara is the richest Hindu temple and is second most visited religious centers in the world following Vatican. It is the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, located atop seshachala hills often called as edu kodalu. The town of Tirupati is one of the most ancient and spectacular places of pilgrimage in India. It is situated in the Chittoor district in southern Andhra Pradesh. The town owes its existence to the sacred temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara situated on the Tirumala Hill adjoining it. With a history that dates back to over twelve centuries, the temple is the jewel in the crown of ancient places of worship in southern India.
 
The Tirumala Hill is 3200 feet above sea level, and is about 10.33 square miles in area. It comprises seven peaks, representing the seven hoods of Adisesha, thus earning the name, Seshachalam. The seven peaks are called Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrishabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri. The sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatadri, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala.
 
The town mainly relies on the income generated by the temple. Every year millions of people visit the temple, and thus there are hundreds of restaurants, hotels, travel operators have been established in the region. The temple devasthanam also spend millions every year, in various developmental activities in the region. The city Festivals is celebrates most Vaishnava festivals including Vaikunta Ekadasi, Rama Navami and janmashtami with great splendor, while the Brahmotsavam celebrated every year during September is the most important festivals in Tirumala, when it receives millions of devotees over a short span of a week.

Tirupati is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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