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10 Best Destinations around Tirupati for Family Trips

Tirupati is one of the most visited places in the state of Andhra Pradesh because of its religious significance. It is one of the holiest among the Hindu pilgrim sites. Therefore, devotees from all across the country visit this temple at least once in their lifetime. Although the temples in Tirupati are the most famous places to visit in this city, you can also take a tour of the gorgeous beaches. In fact, the beaches in Tirupati are some of the most tranquil places that you can be at. The famous beaches in this temple city that you can visit include Mypadu Beach, Marina Beach, Breezy Beach, Elliot’s Beach, Promenade Beach, etc.

Nevertheless, if you want to go ahead of this city and explore the nearby places with your family, there are several destinations around Tirupati for road trips. The best time to travel to most of these destinations is during the winter season to avoid the brutal summers and temperamental monsoon. However, some places can also be visited even during the summers thanks to the abundant greenery. Let us take a look at the places that are suitable for families to visit.

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10 Best Places near Tirupati for family trip

1. Chittoor


If you have the kind of family that takes interest in history, you all are going to love this place. This is also a great place to educate children about the history of the land and the religious sites. As you visit the place in the summers, you will even be able to enjoy a variety of mangoes. The attractions that you will be able to visit here include Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple, Kailasakona Waterfalls, Venkateswara National Park, Horsley Hills, and Sri Tada Falls, etc.

Distance from Tirupati: 70.2 km

2. Vellore


Located on the banks of River Palar, Vellore is an ancient city that was ruled by many dynasties over the course of time. Today, this is a beautiful city where you will find forts, temples, a zoological park, and an observatory. The tourist attractions that you must visit here include Goddess Mahalakshmi Temple, Science Park, Vainu Bappu Observatory, Government Museum, and Yelagiri Hills. You can also go trekking at Yelagiri Hills and Swamimalai Hills.

Distance from Tirupati: 110 km

3. Mysore


Mysore is one of the most sought after tourist attractions near Tirupati. There was a time when the entire state of Karnataka was famous because of this city. Today, it is famous for housing palaces, monuments, top-notch quality incense, sandalwood, and silk. When you are here, you must visit Ambavilas Palace.

Distance from Tirupati: 391 km

4. Chikmagalur


As you enter Chikmagalur, you will be greeted by the rich aroma of coffee. While you are planning a family road trip from Tirupati, Chikmagalur is one of the best places to visit as there is something for every age range of people in this town. The attractions that you can take a tour of include Shankar Falls, Jhari Waterfalls, Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, and Kadambi Falls, Sharadamba Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, and Amruteshwar Temple, to name a few.

Distance from Tirupati: 490 km

5. Yercaud


Yercaud is one of the hill stations near Tirupati that you can include in your bucket-list. The hill town is located in Tamil Nadu and has a dreamlike landscape. You can find lush verdant gardens and coffee plantations in Yercaud. You can also try the boat ride in Yercaud Lake. The attractions here include Rose Garden, Emerald Lake, Lady’s Seat, Pagoda Point, and Killiyur Falls.

Distance from Tirupati: 338.4 km

6. Nallamala Hills

Nallamala Hills

A drive of 5 hours will take you to the beautiful Nallamala Hills. The lush green slopes, several streams, picturesque peaks, and year-old temples, there are things to see here in Nallamala Hills. The major attractions include Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, and Theertham Waterfalls. There are also many things to do here and trekking is one of them. You can trek up to the highest peaks on Nallamala Hills, Bhairava Konda, and Gundla Brahmeswara.

Distance from Tirupati: 249 km

7. Nandi Hills

nandi hills

Nandi Hills is another hill station that you can go to from Tirupati. It is usually famous among people who often go trekking. You can also indulge yourself in photography, witnessing flora and fauna. The views of sunrise and sunset in Nandi Hills are something you must not miss.

Distance from Tirupati: 240 km

8. Yelagiri


A trip to Yelagiri with the family will help you refresh your mind. You can enjoy boating at Punganur Lake or trek up to Swamimalai Hill, or you can just admire the beauty of the lush greenery, fruit orchards, and picturesque hills here.

Distance from Tirupati: 200 km

9. Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is situated at a height of 4100 feet and is known for its dense forests, green hills, and pristine Gangotri Lake. Here, you can visit attractions such as Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Mallamma Environment Park, Temple, and Gali Banda.

Distance from Tirupati: 130 km

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10. Nagari Hills

Nagari Hills

It will hardly take you one hour or so to reach Nagari Hills from Tirupati. This place is nature’s paradise where you can see some tranquil valleys and waterfalls cascading from heights. This is an ideal place for those who are looking forward to some nice hiking and trekking time.

Distance from Tirupati: 65 km

To visit all these places with your family, you need a big car that can accommodate all the members. If you are looking for the right car, you can contact Revv. You can opt for sanitized car subscriptions in Tirupati from Revv and choose the car that is best suited for you. To book the car, you can use the Revv website or Revv app.

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