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Hotel Mayura

Opposite the bus station, this comfortable hotel restaurant is 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. North Indian…
Top Choice Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati

Minerva Coffee Shop

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

Venkateshwara Temple

Devotees flock to Tirumala to see Venkateshwara, an avatar of Vishnu. Among the many powers attributed to Venkateshwara is the granting of any wish made at this holy site. ‘Ordinary darshan’ requires a wait of anywh…
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…
Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati

Blue Fox

The Blue Fox 'fine dining bar', with besuited waiters, serves Indian and Chinese veg and nonveg dishes, as well as alcoholic drinks.
Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati


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

Dining Halls

Huge dining halls on the hill at Tirupati feed thousands of pilgrims daily.
Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati

Hotel Annapurna Restaurant

Hotel restaurant with good fresh juices and well-regarded vegetarian food.