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Hotel Mayura

One of the best places in town for South Indian thalis (₹220), with delicious dishes and lots of chutneys neatly arranged on a banana leaf. Ten kinds of dosa (from ₹99) are available and North Indian dishes are also…
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Minerva Coffee Shop

The veg-only Minerva does superb Andhra and North Indian thalis (with free refills) and fine filter coffee. Staff are efficient and the ambience is family orientated. It's also a good choice for a local breakfast bu…
Hindu Temple in Tirumala & Tirupati

Venkateshwara Temple

Legends about the hill itself and the surrounding area appear in the Puranas, and the temple’s history may date back 2000 years. Devotees flock to Tirumala to see Venkateshwara, an avatar of Vishnu. Among the many p…
Religious in Tirumala & Tirupati


Initiated by Brahma himself, this nine-day festival sees the Venkateshwara Temple adorned in decorations. Special pujas and colourful chariot processions are a feature of the festivities, and it’s considered an ausp…
Multicuisine in Tirumala & Tirupati

Lotus Cafe

Upmarket hotel restaurant, with an eclectic menu that takes in filling sandwiches (from ₹305), pizza and pasta, and dishes like fish with lemon butter sauce and veg (₹425). North and South Indian food is also availa…
South Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati

Kafe Tirumala

A kind of modern take on a traditional darshini (South Indian breakfast joint) this small likeable place serves up snacks like idli and dosa at very reasonable rates. It's standing room only.
Cafe in Tirumala & Tirupati

Aroma Coffee House

Hits the spot when you need that espresso or latte. In modern, AC surrounds. They also sell sandwiches and snacks, and offer an unlimited all-you-can-eat ice cream deal if you really want to pig out.
Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati


Great veg meals in the basement of the Bhimas Deluxe, near the train station. Don't confuse it with the Bhimas Hotel next door.
Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati

Blue Fox

A 'fine dining bar', with besuited waiters, serving Indian and Chinese veg and non-veg dishes, as well as alcoholic drinks.
Bar in Tirumala & Tirupati

On The Rocks

In the basement, this large bar has very low lighting and lacks atmosphere, but if you need a beer and cheer after a tough hike it might suffice.