Located on the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, Tirupati is one of the most popular pilgrim cities in South India. The city is popular for Venkateshwara Swamy Temple and receives hundreds of visitors every day from different corners of the country. Tirupati is well connected to the rest of the country through roadways, railways, and airways. Srihari bus station, the major Tirupati bus station is the largest one in the state. APSRTC, run by Andhra Pradesh government operates Tirupati bus routes and Tirupati bus timings across the city. Besides being the revered temple town, Tirupathi offers an opportunity to visit Chandragiri (12 km), Sri Kalahasti, Kanipakam, Kalahasthi (40 km), Kancheepuram (110 km), Thiruthani (60 km), and Vellore (185 km). Most of these places can be covered through bus or trains. Bus services are available from Tirupati to nearby places that include inter state buses like sleeper and luxury bus. Besides these, you can book bus tickets for Volvo or AC bus through online bus bookings. Alternatively, travel on trains after making reservations through Indian Railways online system. It is advisable to check train availability and railway booking status after a thorough train enquiry. Tirupati has planned and well network of roads and buses to all nearby cities. Popular bus routes from the city are Tirupati to Bangalore, Tirupati to Guntur, Tirupati to Hyderabad, Tirupati to Vizag and Tirupati to Vijayawada.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is one of the major cities of south India. A landlocked city, it is equally known for its pearls and Biriyani (an indigenous Hyderabadi cuisine). It is also one of the prominent historical cities of the country. Also called the land of Nizams, the history of Hyderabad is closely intertwined with that of the Muslim rulers of the country. A rich state in the olden times, Hyderabad attracted people from far and wide to it. Even today the remnants of its historical past are visible everywhere in the city add.