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THALA KONA

Talakona is famous for the temple of Sri Siddheswara Swamy
and the scenic and picturesque water falls in the midst of thick
forest. People from Chittor district and neighboring districts will
gather on 1st January and Mahasivaratri festival days and week
ends to pray god and enjoy the water falls. Puranas says that
those who do not have children come here and pray god for
children and name their children as Siddaiah or Siddamma. The
water falls are four km from the temple.

Contact Details
Punnami Hotel, Thalakona : 08574-272425/ 272321
Regional Tourist Information Bureau,
Tourist Information Officer, Near TTD 3rd Choultry,
Tirupati - 0877-2243306
Website: http://www.aptourism.in/tplaces.htm

KAILASANATHA KONA

Kailasanatha kona water falls are situated in the valley of Nagiri
hills near Puttoor. The water here is said to be rich in minerals
and possess curative properties. Puranas reveal that Lord
Kailasanatheswara Swamy attended the marriage of Lord
Venkateswara Swamy and Goddess Padmavati at Narayanavanam and selected this water fall for meditation for sometime. Hence, this place is called Kailasanatha kona which is a picnic, scenic and pituresque spot.

Contact Details
Punnami High way Resort
By Pass Road, Puttur,
Chittor District
Phone : 08577-220777
Website: http://www.aptourism.in/tplaces.html

KAIGAL WATER FALLS

Kaigal Water Falls is popularly known as Dumukuralla water falls located
at a distance of 2.5 km from Kaigal village on the Palamner - Kuppam
Highway. The popular name Dumukurallu water falls came into
prominence because of its sound resembling the fall of stones from
above. The water fall is natural, perennial and water comes from a big
rock at a height of 40 feet, irrespective of seasons. The formation of
lovely natural pond at water falls and water passing through sand plains
with beautiful shrubs are other attractions of this place. Kaundinya
Wildlife Sanctuary, the only elephant sanctuary in AP is also in the region

Contact Details
Divisional Forest Officer (West),
Chittoor, Phone : 08572-232458
EMail: dfowest_ctr@ap.gov.in

CHANDRAGIRI FORT

The town of Chandragiri is located at about 11 KMs southwest
of Tirupati. Chandragiri came in to prominence during the last
days of Vijaya Nagar Empire. The Fort is said to have been built
in 1000 A.D. and was later improved by the Vijaya Nagar Kings.
The Fort is built on a Huge rock above 183 mts height. With in
the wall of this fort lie the ruins of Palaces and Temples. Near
the Fort there are two big Buildings, known as Mahals which are
formerly used by the memebers of the Royal Families. They
present good examples of Vijaya Nagar architecture.

Contact Details
Regional Tourist Information Bureau,
Tourist Information officer,
Near TTD 3rd Choultry, Tirupati
Phone : 0877-2243306
Website: http://www.aptourism.in/tplaces.html

HORSLEY HILLS

The most picturesque, scenic, picnic and summer resort, Horsley Hills is situated near Madanpalli in Chittoor District at an altitude of 4200 feet above sea level. Mr.W.D.Horsley, a British member of the civil service and then the District Collector of Cuddapah, who found the climate very hot, selected this part as his summer resort on the top of the hills. He constructed two houses, the Kachari Room and Milk Bungalow and developed as summar resort. The Governor's Bungalow, the Forest Bungalow, and Microwave station, View point, Enugumallamma Temple are worth seeing here.

Contact Details
Punnami Hotel, Thalakona : 08574-272425/ 272321
Regional Tourist Information Bureau,
Tourist Information Officer, Near TTD 3rd Choultry,
Tirupati - 0877-2243306
Website: http://www.aptourism.in/tplaces.htm

NTR JALASAYAM



NTR Jalasayam located in Kalavakunta village (Penumoor

Mandal) near Chittoor. This Jalasayam is the main drinking
water source to Chittoor town. NTR Jalasayam located
in Kalavakunta village (Penumoor Mandal) near Chittoor. This
Jalasayam is the main drinking water source to Chittoor town.

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KALYANI DAM



About 18 km from Tirupati, in the Rangampet forest on the

Tirupati-Madanapalli Road, lies the Kalyani Dam. The dam is
the main water source for Tirupati city and Tirumala.

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S.V.ZOOLOGICAL PARK


The Andhra Pradesh Forest department which had two of
India's Best Zoos to its credit at Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam,
has set up its third venture at Tirupati, the abode of Lord
Venkateswara, with a daily visitation of about fifty thousand
people from all corners of the Country and a number of
Academic and Professional Educational Institutions, Ideally suited
to achieve the objectives of an ideal Zoological Park, named as
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park extending an area of 5532
acres.

Contact Details
The Curator ,
S.V.Zoological Park, Tirupati
Phone: 0877-2249235/ 0877-2235093/ Fax 0877-2248029
EMail : tirupatizoo@yahoo.co.in
Website: http://www.svzoo.org

REGIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE

The Regional Science Center is established by the Central Government for the benefit of School Children in particular and public in general to create the awareness about the scientific procedures and importance of Science education to human life. The Science Center conducts different
Programmes for Teachers and Students regularly to improve the quality of Science Education. The Science Center also conducts science Exhibitions at least once a quarter, where in, they propagate the recent innovations in Science and Technology and provide guidance to the teachers in exploring the locally available resources and improvisations to make their Class room teaching effective.

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NATIONAL MST RADAR FACILITY


The MST Radar is a state of the art instrument capable of providing estimates of atmospheric parameters with very high resolution on a continuous basis which are essential in the study of different dynamical processes in the atmosphere. It is an important research tool in the investigation of prevailing winds, waves (including gravity waves) turbulence, and atmospheric stability & other mesoscale phenomena. A reliable three dimensional model of the atmosphere over the low latitudes improves our understanding of the climatic and weather variations. The scientific requirements dictated that the Indian MST Radar should be located preferably below 15 degrees North latitude. Hence, a site at Gadanki Village, near the temple town of Tirupati in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh was selected for locating the Indian MST Radar. NMRF is located off the Chitoor -Tirupati main road in a picturesque landscape spreading over an area of about 42 acres.

Contact Details
The Director
National MST Radar Facility, Gadanki, Chittoor District
EMail : nmrf@isro.org
http://www.isro.org/nmrf/default.htm

RISHI VALLEY SCHOOL

In 1926, when the philosopher J. Krishnamurti decided to set up his first school, he chose a remote valley in the interior of rural Andhra Pradesh, in Chittoor District at the edge of the Karnataka Plateau, about 135 km north-east of Bangalore. Rishi Valley is at an altitude of 800 meters.

There are 360 boarding students in the school, aged 8 to 17, studying in classes 4 to 12. These students are drawn from all over India and many countries abroad. Admission is highly selective, and only about 12% of the applicants are accepted. Students are chosen for character and talent, in addition to academic promise. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

Contact Details
Rishi Valley Education Centre
Krishnamoorthi Foundation,
Rishi Valley, Madanapalli, Chittoor District
Phone : 08571-280044/ 08571-280086/ 08571-280622
EMail : office@rishivalley.org
Website: http://www.rishivalley.org/

UBBALA MADUGU WATER FALLS



Ubbala Madugu, the famous water falls situated in the forest near Varadaiahpalem is worth a visit. Ubbala Madugu, the famous water falls situated in the forest near Varadaiahpalem is worth a visit.

Contact Details
Divisional Forest Officer (East)
Chittoor
Phone: 08572-232296

PULI GUNDU


Puli Gundu, the tourist spot near Penumoor which is a distance
of 18 KMs from Chittoor. Puli Gundu, the tourist spot near
Penumoor which is a distance of 18 KMs from Chittoor.

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GURRAM KONDA



Gurramkonda is located in between Madanapalli - Rayachoti - Cuddapah road at a distance of 29 km from Madanapalli and 12 km from Vayalpad. This place was ruled by Lieutenants of Tippu Sultan of Mysore and they built a Fort on a huge hill and the Ragini Mahal and used to go to the Fort on Horses. Hence this place is called Gurramkonda, which has got historical and archaeological importance. The Ragini Mahal and Maqbara Tomb and the Fort are worth seeing here.

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KALYANA REVULU - GANGANNA SIRASSU WATER FALLS - KOUNDINYA ELEPHANT SANCTUARY


The Ganganna Sirrassu and Kalyanarevulu water falls are located
on the border of Tamilnadu and Karnataka which form part of
the Kaudinya Elephant sanctuary. Both the waterfalls are
seasonal, scenic and picturesque. The water flows at a height of 200 feet are attracted by number of tourists, mostly from
Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Chittoor District. The four water pools formed due to flow of water on a single rock at Kalyanarevulu. At a distance of 200 feet from Ganganna Sirassu the flow of water stream to a narrow valley, known as Ganganna Valley, shut on all sides by precipitous walls of rock is worth seeing.

Contact Details
Divisional Forest Officer (West)
Chittoor
Phone: 08572-232458/ Fax: 08572-230747
EMail: dfowest_ctr@ap.gov.in

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