Audi A4 2.0 Quattro

Audi A4 2.0 Quattro

Car and Driver

The A4 is swift, silent, and sporty—the standard by which its competitors are measured. The exterior is understated; its interior is handsome and sophisticated, with materials that are pleasing to see and touch. Handling is stable, but the overboosted steering is too light at highway speeds. The turbo four makes 252 hp and pairs with a seven-speed automatic. Front-drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard; a 19-speaker audio system is optional.
Silence is golden, especially in an election year. But in a sports sedan, silence can be eerie. Absent the sound of hot air ripping through an exhaust, can you really be sure you’re in a car that performs?

In the case of the 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro, the sound-level meter confirms its soft-spoken nature. At a steady 70 mph, the A4 puts out a mere 63 decibels. That’s less noise than you’ll get in an S-class, Audi’s own A8, and the sensory-deprivation tank also known as the Lexus LS600hL. A Rolls-Royce Phantom is quieter, but only by one decibel. Point the A4 down a highway and all you hear is a light ruffling of wind—and watch your speed, the A4 is barely louder at 100 mph.

Some of the credit for the silence has to go to the new A4’s low, 0.27 drag coefficient. But it isn’t just the wind that barely notices the new sheetmetal; people’s gazes will slip right off it as well. The design, a modest evolution of the old A4, isn’t exactly eye-catching. But that doesn’t mean there’s a bad line on the car. Indeed, there is a great line, a crease that runs along the side and into the shut-line of the clamshell hood. At the tail end, Audi has finally figured out how to get its thin band of sweeping LED turn signals past U.S. regulators.

Under that thick veil of conservatism and refinement, however, is indeed a sports sedan. Rev it up, and the turbocharged inline-four’s bark pierces the calm. The four-cylinder is a variation of the engine that powered the previous A4, iron block and all, but enhancements to the head and turbocharger bring output to 252 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 273 pound-feet of torque at 1600 rpm, up from 220 horses and 258 pound-feet. Snarly yet smooth, the four is free of lag and delivers a strong pull from idle to redline.

Connected to the engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that replaces a conventional eight-speed automatic. A six-speed manual will be available in early 2017. Audi informs us that it did extensive work to get the dual-clutch to match the feel of a torque-converter automatic when accelerating from a rest. It engages easily, smoothly, and predictably from a stop or a slow roll, although the transmission shares the old ’box’s predilection to shift to the highest gear possible to boost mileage.

The big benefits to the dual-clutch, from our perspective, are its instantaneous shifts and launch control. To engage the latter, select the transmission’s sport mode in drive, put stability control into sport mode, and simultaneously hold the brake and accelerator to the floor. Engine revs rise then settle at 3000 rpm, at which point you can release the brake. Four-wheel drive ensures a spin-free getaway, and the 3671-pound A4 hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, 0.4 second quicker than its predecessor and the same time as the latest rear-drive BMW 328i. Stay on it and the quarter-mile passes in 13.9 ­seconds at 100 mph. Despite the Y-rated Hankook summer tires, a no-cost option, U.S.-market A4s are governed to 130 mph.

More-important numbers to Americans will be the EPA’s fuel-economy estimates. The A4 Quattro returns 9 KMPL in city and 11 KMPL on Highway.  Since the A4 we tested had the ability to deal with stop-and-go traffic like an autono­mous car, we felt obliged to turn on the cruise control and use it. In traffic-snarled Los Angeles, the self-driving function worked safely and without any hiccups. Set the cruise on a back road and the car will automatically slow for sharp curves using GPS and map data. As equipped, there’s more tech in the new A4 than in a six-figure A8. It’s daunting at first, but you can just ignore it, not purchase it in the first place, or shut it all off. You may also choose to give up your last shred of independence and let the car drive itself.

It’s more difficult to ignore the 12.3-inch LCD screen right behind the perfectly sculpted three-spoke steering wheel. Introduced on the TT, and now also on the Q7 and the R8, the display can be configured with either full-size or small gauges and the background can show a detailed Google map or trip information. Even in direct sunlight, the display remains as ­legible and crisp as actual gauges. The rest of the in­teri­or is just as good, even when rendered in boring black. The A4 doesn’t try too hard; its luxury is born of expensive plastics, real aluminum, artfully sculpted shapes, and switchgear that looks great and clicks ­satisfyingly in your hands. It’s a soothing interi­or, too, from the shifter that doubles as a hand rest to the supportive sport seats.

In the final analysis, Audi’s new A4 is a class leader in refinement, technology, and interior design. Its chassis dynamics and exterior haven’t made as big a leap, but the car remains an adept, if secure, handler wrapped in an elegant four-door envelope. It doesn’t make much noise about it, but the Audi A4 possesses a quiet competence that is as wonderful as it is easily misunderstood.

Audi A4 Price in India:

Audi A4 Price in Delhi starts from 44,50,000,

Audi A4 Price in Mumbai starts from 43,15,000,

Audi A4 price in Pune starts from 45,15,000,

Audi A4 price in Chennai starts from 46,15,000,

Audi A4 price in Bangalore starts from 47,35,000,

Audi A4 price in Hyderabad starts from 43,85,000.

Web Designer and Web Developer Jobs Skills and Description

Web developers build and maintain websites and web applications. Although their work usually focuses solely on the underlying software and databases (known as the ‘back end’), some web developers work on the interface and visual design (the ‘front end’), while others combine both (‘full-stack development’).

Job titles vary according to the focus of the role.

In an agency or as a freelancer, a web developer’s job is to create products that meet clients’ needs. The work can be particularly varied with many projects to work on simultaneously and lots of meetings with clients to discuss their requirements and update them on progress.

In all cases a web developer’s primary task is creating reliable and high performing applications and services, which can be accessed over the internet.

Web Developer Responsibilities

A back-end developer is responsible for building and maintaining the back end, or server-side, of a web application, which includes the server, the application, and the database. Back-end development is all about what’s invisible to the user. It’s what happens behind the scenes to display the words you’re reading right now.

According to Pattem and Zhao’s study, employers favor back-end developers with experience in PHP, Python, and SQL. PHP is a server-side scripting language which powers giants like Facebook and Wikipedia, as well as any website built with WordPress or Drupal (hence its popularity with employers). Python is a general-purpose programming language prioritizing, clean, efficient, readable code, and SQL is a special-purpose programming language used to manage databases.

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Web designer Responsibilities

Alternative titles: User Interface Developer, UI/UX Developer, Web User Interface Developer, User Interface Design Engineer

A UI Developer is similar to a front-end developer in that she or he uses client-side technologies to build the front end of a website, but differs in that UI developers put more emphasis on a website’s design and aesthetic (typography, iconography, design principles).

User Experience (UX) and asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) break the top ten most wanted UI development skills. UX is the concept pertaining to the interaction between users and technical systems. In practice, UX is all about human outcomes, focusing on intuitive design and seamless interaction. AJAX is a web technology enabling data transfer without front end interference.

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Madurai Munnar Tour Package

Madurai Munnar Tour Package ( 3 Days  2 Nights )

The Madurai-Munnar tour package was created to cater for individuals who would like to visit the best parts of south India. As more and more people visit India to get a feel of the lovely cultures and even have a taste of the special delicacies prepared by the locals, tour firms are out to make sure that visitors are comfortable and enjoy their stay. They are also taken to the various places that they would like to visit upon request.

Itenary

Day1

The tour starts in Madurai. You will first travel to Munnar on a five and a half hour drive road through the scenic hills. On the way visit you will get to see Anayirangal Dam, Power House Water Falls and other surprise spots. On arrival at Munnar, you will be guided to the hotel.

Day2

You will spend the entire day taking in the nature’s bounty at Munnar. You will also see Tea Gardens, Fun Forest Adventure Park, Top Station, Punarjani Traditional Village, Attukal Waterfalls, CSI Christ Church, Mattupetty Dam, Rose Garden, Pothamedu Viewpoint and other unmissable spots. After a fun-filled and busy day you will very much look forward to a relaxing night at Munnar.

Day3

You will check out from the hotel on the third and final day morning, and proceed to visit Kanan Devan Tea Museum. Then you will visit Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park – famous for Nilgiri Tahr (Wild goat), Anamudi Peak – south India’s highest peak. This will bring the trip to a memorable close. You will head on to Madurai after bidding farewell to this serene land and you will be transferred to Madurai airport for your onward journey back to home.

Package Cost

Destinations EconomyHotels Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Munnar Bella vista Resort Elyssium garden Resort Tea Valley Resort
Thekkady Sandra Palace Hotel Hotel Spice Grove Elephant Court
Madurai Hotel Moskva Hotel Astoria Hotel GRT Regency
Cost Per Couple  Rs.23,500/-  Rs.27,000- Rs.35,000/-

The above Tour rate is valid till 30/Sep/2016 (Peak season dates exclusive)

Package Includes:

  • Well appointed rooms on the above mentioned hotels and houseboat on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily breakfast in hotels and Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner in houseboats.
  • A/c Indica for all the surface transfers & sightseeing. Drivers allowance, toll & parking. (Pick-up and Drop-in at the Cochin/Madurai Airport/Railway Station)
  • All applicable hotel taxes.
  • Service tax extra @ 3.09% of the total bill amount.

Package Excludes:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any Airfare/Trainfare.
  • Any transportation which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the amusement parks & boating charges.
  • Any portage at Airport and Hotels, tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by the factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc….

 

Hotel North Gate Madurai

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Star Hotel – North Gate Madurai

North Gate, located in hub of Temple City , Madurai . The Generosity and Openhandedness is the prime concern and key of success. The North Gate was founded in the year 2000. The service has targeted many awards and accolades for its best performance in Ethnic Hospitality

Restaurants in Hotel North Gate Restaurants Madurai

Named as “THE CARAMEL”. It is a contemporary multi-cuisine restaurant. It is situated at Ground floor with 50 seats of capacity.

It provides services as below:

Buffet Break Fast in continental and Indian.

A la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

In addition, Room service is available during the restaurant timings and a separate round the clock menu is also available.

Rooms In North Gate Hotel, Madurai

Well equipped rooms are available in two distinct category named standard and deluxe. Totally there are 46 rooms. The standard room size is 253 sq ft; deluxe room size is 368 sq ft and bath room of size 37 sq ft. Every room is provided with comfort bed with A/C, Television and Light & Fans. All rooms are attached with Toilet & Bathroom facility where Hot/Cold waters are available. Purified water is available for drinking.

Telephone facility is available in all rooms. The customers can make their local/STD and ISD calls being in their rooms. Any room services can be ordered at any moment through the Intercom facility

Banquet Halls In North Gate Hotel

Celebrity is a contemporary conference hall. It is situated at fifth floor in 900 sq ft of area with seating capacity of 100. The hall is equipped with latest audio and video facilities. It is more used for National / International conferences, symposiums and other meetings.

Ecstasy Bar in Hotel North Gate Madurai

Ecstasy brings the joy in seventh heaven.

It is a calm, stress-free, hassle-free and cosy bar. It is available with all branded liquor in standard rates.

Facilities in Hotel North Gate Madurai

GUEST ROOM

  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephones
  • Ergonomically designed, the most comfortable bed in town
  • TV with satellite channels in all the rooms
  • Bathrooms with running hot water
  • All electronic controls by the bedside
  • Round the clock menu

HOTEL SERVICES

  • Wi-Fi internet access in all guest areas
  • Safety lockers are at the reception
  • Business centre with work- stations and private meeting rooms
  • Concierge
  • Car rental
  • Laundry and valet service
  • Seperate accomodation for drivers
  • Doctor on call

Reservations In Hotel north Gate Madurai

The customers can book their rooms in advance. The booking can be done either for individual or for corporate.

The reservation can be done through telephone calls or sending email. The cancellation need to be informed atleast 3 days in advance.

The reservation details should include Name, contact number, arrival date, departure date, number of nights, number of persons and rooms.

Telephone :

+91-0452-2523030

Mobile :

+91-9789745229

Tariff In Hotel North gate Madurai

A/C
Compact Single: INR 1700/-
Standard: INR 1900/- INR 2200/-
Deluxe: INR 2250/- INR 2750/-
Exe-Deluxe: INR 3000/-
Extra Person INR 600/-
Complimentry  Buffet Breakfast
Taxes as applicable

 

Hotel North Gate Address:

Hotel North Gate
Opposite to American College
Goripalayam,
Madurai – 625 002.

Telephone :

+91-0452-2523030

Mobile:

+91-9789745229
+91-9791876223

Email :

info@hotelnorthgate.com
reservations@hotelnorthgate.com

Web link:

www.hotelnorthgate.com

Best Hotels in Madurai | Book Hotels in Madurai Online

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Best hotels in madurai

Madurai Hotels

Madurai is a large city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, situated on the banks of the deep blue shimmering River Vaigai. Madurai is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and as such, boasts an awe-inspiring array of ancient architecture, from red-painted Hindu temples to pink-washed mosques. The city boasts a strong local culture, present in its many museums, universities, and year-round music and religious festivals.

Budget hotels in central Madurai are mostly dreary and unloved, but there is a big choice of perfectly fine, near-identical midrange places along West Perumal Maistry St, near the train station. Most have rooftop restaurants with temple and sunset views

Things to see

Start your magical Madurai morning by visiting the Meenakshi Amman Temple, a holy Hindu site referred to in Tamil literature since ancient times. The centuries-old structure boasts wide tree-lined courtyards, long gold-coloured corridors, and 2 immense pyramid-shaped temple towers – decorated with blue and red deities – that majestically spear Madurai’s skyline. After, amble along to the Kazimar Big Mosque, an epic pastel-pink building constructed in the 13th century, and the most important Islamic site in the entire city. But a trip to Madurai isn’t complete without visiting the lavish Thirumalai Nayak Palace. This enormous 17th century palace – erected by an eccentric Indian king – blends Dravadian and Islamic architectural styles, showcased in its mighty bright-white colonnades topped with intricately ornate arches. An inspirational light and sound show of luminous colours and harmonious music takes place daily in the palace courtyard, and is not to be missed.

Hotel North Gate, Madurai

Hotel NorthGate is situated in the Temple City of Madurai. It features 2 dining options, free parking, and rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi access.


The Madurai Residency Hotel

The service is stellar and the rooms are comfy and fresh at this winner, which has one of the the highest rooftop restaurants in town. It’s very popular, so book at least a day ahead.

Hotel Supreme, Madurai

The Supreme is a well-presented, slightly faded hotel with friendly service, that’s very popular with domestic tourists. There’s good food at the rooftop Surya Restaurant and free in-room wi-fi, and the spaceship-themed basement bar will make you wonder if someone laced your lassi last night.

Hotel Germanus, Madurai

Featuring 5 dining options and a fitness centre, Hotel Germanus is located in Maduri. Just 2 km from Madurai Railway Station, it offers free parking and cosy rooms with a flat-screen cable TV.

Hotel Royal Court, Madurai

The Royal Court blends a bit of white-sheeted, hardwood-floored colonial elegance with comfort, good eating options, free wi-fi and friendy yet professional service. Rooms come with tea/coffee sets. It’s an excellent, central choice for someone in need of a treat.

Hotel JC Residency Madurai

A 3-minute walk from ‘Lady Doak College, JC Residency in Madurai provides an outdoor pool and a gym. Fitted with rich wood furnishings, the elegant air-conditioned rooms all come with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Parking is free.

Hotel Purpletree Place, Madurai

Purpletree Place West Marret is set in Madurai, 800 metres from Meenakshi Temple. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Astoria Hotels, Madurai

Offering a restaurant, Astoria Hotels is located in Madurai. It is 2 km from the popular Meenakshi Amman Temple. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Hotel GRT Regency, Madurai

Located just 3.5 km from the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple, GRT Regency Madurai features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai

Sitting on the top of Pasumalai Hill, The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai stretches over 62 acres of peaceful landscaped gardens. It has an outdoor pool, tennis courts and an Ayurvedic treatment centre.

The SPK Hotel, Madurai

Offering a rooftop multi-cuisine restaurant, Sky Dine and a multi-cuisine restaurant, T6, The SPK Hotel is located 1 km from Gandhi Memorial Museum. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.

Hotel Heritage, Madurai

Just 4 km away from Madurai Railway Junction, Heritage Madurai offers a 24-hour front desk and features an outdoor swimming pool and concierge service. The property is just 5 km away from the famous Meenakshi Temple.

Sangam Hotel, Madurai

Situated in Madurai City, this hotel houses an outdoor pool, 2 dining options and a business centre. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and 24-hour room service. Complimentary parking is provided.

Hotel Kathir Palace, Madurai

Located at a 5-minute walk from the historic Meenakshi Amman Temple, Kathir Palace features a business centre and a meeting/banqueting space. It operates a 24-hour front desk and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Hotel Rani Mangammal Residencies, Madurai

Rani Mangammal Residencies is located just opposite the Madurai Railway Station. Free WiFi access is available. The Madhurai Bus Station are both just 50 metres away.

Moskva Hotel, Madurai

Located just 2 km from Gandhi Museum, Moskva Hotel feature a 24-hour front desk, free wired internet and proximity (500-metres) to the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple.

Fortune Pandiyan Hotel, Madurai

Surrounded by a mountain range, Fortune Pandiyan Hotel Madurai features rooms with flat-screen TVs, situated in landscaped gardens. Offering free parking, it features a spa, outdoor pool and fitness centre.

Hotel Sabarees Residency, Madurai

Situated in Madurai, 300 metres from Meenakshi Temple, Hotel Sabarees Residency features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

Hotel Nambi, Madurai

Hotel Nambi is located in Madurai. The popular Meenakshi Temple is 350 metres. Free WiFi access is available.

Hotel Saratharajans, Madurai

Located in Madurai, Hotel Saratharajans is 1.5 km from the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Museum. It offers 4 dining options, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Hotel AVN Swasthya, Madurai

Offering a pure vegetarian restaurant and a fitness centre, AVN Swasthya is located in Madurai. Free WiFi access is available in this resort.

Hotel Radhakrishna, Madurai

Hotel Radhakrishna is located in Madurai. The holy and famous Meenakshi Temple is just 100 metres.

Meenakshi’s Sunshine Hotel, Madurai

Situated in Madurai City, Meenakshi’s Sunshine Hotel offers complimentary parking, and rooms with free Wi-Fi access. It also houses a restaurant and provides 24-hour room service.

Hotel Sri Arul Muthu Residency, Madurai

Sri ArulMuthu Residency is located in Madurai. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a balcony. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include a desk.

Hotel Vijay, Madurai

Located in Madurai, 1 km from Meenakshi Temple, Hotel Vijay boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site.

Hotel Vedanta Wake Up, Madurai

Located in Madurai, 2.5 km from Meenakshi Temple, Vedanta Wake Up – Arapalayam Bus Stand boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

Hotel Star Residency, Madurai

Star Residency is situated opposite Anna Bus Stand and 3 km from Madurai Meenakshi Temple. It features a rooftop restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Annamalai International, Madurai

Offering an exclusive Indian restaurant, Anjappar, Hotel Annamalai International is located in Madurai. Free WiFi access is available in the public areas of the property.

Hotel Urban Spice, Madurai

Featuring free WiFi, Urban Spice is located in Madurai, 3.1 km from Meenakshi Temple. Free private parking is available on site.

Hotel The Nook, Madurai

Located at just 5-minute walk from the Madurai Railway Station, The Nook Hotel provides 24-hour front desk for the convenience of the guests. It offers free WiFi in the public areas of the property.

Hotel Rajadhane, Madurai

Located just 200 metres from the scenic Vandiyur Lake, Hotel Rajadhane is located in Madurai. Free WiFi access is available.

 

 

Best Hotels in Tirupati

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Tirupati is largest Hindu Pilgrimage in world the adobe of Lord Balaji.

Getting Accomodation is not a big problem as the city offers various options to cater different budgetary needs. From 4-star hotels to low budget lodges to dormitories, the city has various accommodation options.

Most of the hotels and accommodations in Tirupati are centrally located in the Tirupati town at the foot hills of the shrine. The place does not have ultra-luxurious properties. For your convenience we have further divided the places to stay in Tirupati under various categories, where you can easily choose the option according to your budget, need and choice.

 

4-Star Hotels in Tirupati

Marasa Sarovar Premiere hotel in Tirupati is a blessing for those accustomed to luxury as a way of life. This ultra-modern hotel conveniently located at the holy feet of Tirumala Hills en route to the famous Lord Venkateswara temple, is the closest 5 star hotel to the temple. Uniquely conceptualised and designed around the Dasavataras of Lord Vishnu, it offers a perfect combination of divinity inspired aesthetics that instantly connect with the soul. 121 rooms and suites cocoon you in lavish splendour and include non-smoking options and a room specially designed for the requirements of the physically challenged3-Star Hotels in Tirupati 

Best Western Tirupati is conveniently located at Srinivasapuram, Renigunta road on the way to tirumala. The hotel welcomes you to one of the most spectacular destination in India, Where guest will find affordable luxury amenities and accommodations. Business trip or a holy visit to the temple city or just a family vacation, we make an effort to endow the finest services, to all. The hotel has 42 beautifully fully furnished, with one restaurant and one multipurpose conference hall .All the rooms are done up in contemporary décor with an inviting ambience and come equipped with a complete range of modern amenities. Some of the rooms also offer spectacular view of the tirumala hills. Being just 01km from the city center, the hotel provides easy access to all key areas, major temples and tourist attractions

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A typical 3-star hotels offers facilities like air- conditioning, elevators, laundry service, parking, 24-hour room service, travel desk, non-smoking rooms, conference facilities, attached bathrooms, banquet hall, business meeting room, telephone, LCD/projector, doctor-on-call service and colored TV with satellite channel connection.

The first hotel in this category is Bhima Residency, which is located 13 kms from Renigunta Airport, 0.5 km from Venkateswara Bus Stand and is very near the Tirupati railway station. The centrally air conditioned rooms are appointed with all modern amenities. The property has three restaurants that offer various cuisines. The hotel with 69 rooms also has a swimming pool.

Hotel Ramee Guestline is 17 kms away from Tirupati airport, 3.5 kms from Tirupati railway station and 3 kms from Srivenkateswara bus stand. The property with 77 spacious rooms is well-equipped with all modern 3-star amenities.

The Fortune Kences Hotel features modern architecture and is situated at Renigunta Road. The property with 128 rooms has all 3-star facilities in addition with baby-sitting facility. The hotel is 1 km away from the railway station and 14 kms from the airport. With a mere 1 Km distance from the railway station and 14 km from Airport.

The popular Grand World is a themed amusement park plus hotel. The gardens of the property are styled to an Egyptian theme. The property has 38 rooms and has all 3-star facilities. It offers immense fun for kids with its variety of water park rides and indoor/outdoor games. The hotel provides pick and drop facility.

Hotel Bliss, located in the heart of Tirupati facing Holy Tirumala Hills. The property is a 15 minutes drive from the domestic airport and is very close to the bus depot, railway station, major business centers and shopping arcades.the property with 117 rooms is a good option to stay in Tirupati.

Hotel Mayura is another decent option with air conditioned rooms, modern amenities and an in-house restaurant. With all 65 air-conditioned rooms the rooms are appointed with cable television, radio and hair dryer. The hotel is 15 kms from Tirupati Airport, 0.5 kms from railway station and is opposite to the Bus Stand.

Hotel PLR Grand better known as The Grand is well-equipped to cater not only pilgrims, but also business travellers. The property is located very near to the bus stand, at walking distance from the railway station and half an hour drive from the airport. With 98 rooms the property features cozy rooms and direct dialing telephone.

Hotel Sindhuri Park faces the temple tank of Pushkarini. You can have a comfortable stay with all facilities and available. The hotel has a vegetarian restaurant and also assists you in visiting at the Tirupati temple (Tirupati darshan). The hotel is 14 kms from airport, 0.25 km from railway station and 0.5 km from bus stand.

Kalyan Residency with two vegetarian restaurants is also a good option to stay in Tirupati. The hotel is 18 kms from airport; 0.4 km from railway station and 0.2 km from Tirupati bus stand.

Along with this the other such comfortable 3-star options are Sindhu International, which is located on the Tirupathi by-pass road and is close to the railway station, airport and bus stand.

Hotel Tirumala Residency with 62 rooms is located at a walking distance from the bus stand and railway station.

Two-Star Hotels in Tirupati

If three-star hotel prices are a little high on your budget, choose any of the following 2-star hotels, which not only will be cheaper than the above category but are decent enough to cater your basic needs. Attached bathroom, laundry, doctor-on-call, room service and colored television are the main features of these hotels.

The Poojith Residency is situated opposite RTC bus stand and is only 2 kms away from the railway station. The hotel also assists you with your Tirupati temple visit and can also arrange car rentals.

The other such hotel options are Hotel Highland Darshan and Hotel Preethika.

Guest Houses, Hostels and Dormitories in Tirupati

Putting up in guest houses, hostels and dormitories is also a good way to cut down on expenses. Some of the renowned places to stay in Tirupati are:

Annapurna Residency located opposite Apollo Clinic on Lakshmi Puram Tiruchanoor Road is 15 kms from airport, the railway station and bus stand are less than a kilometer away. The main temple is 22 kms ways from the property. The property with 30 rooms features air-conditioned rooms and 24-hour room service.

Antharyami Guest House has four rooms and features lush green surroundings, well furnished rooms and attached washrooms. You can order food and the guest house provides free airport shuttle.

Dalmia Temple Valley Resort is located at the starting point of the 10 km long trek to Tirumala. The hotel assists you with temple visit and features multi-cuisine restaurant and a coffee shop.

Hotel New Aishwarya is situated at a walking distance from the bus stand and only 3 kms away from the Tirupati railway station. It has 18 rooms with cable TV and intercom.

The Sai Inn is located on Tirupati’s busy Thiruchanoor Raod and is close to both the bus stand and the railway station. You will have a direct dialing telephone I your room and can enjoy your meals in the in-house multi cuisine restaurant.

Hotel Vikram is a good option as it is located just opposite Tirupati bus stand and is less than a kilometer away from the railway station.

Hotel Temple Valley located in the foothills of Tirupati, close to where the trek to the holy Tirumala starts from is a very good option with all modern facilities available.

You can also try the R&B Guest House, Padmavathi Guest House and Sapthagiri Guest House.

Hostels are also available in plenty. The SVU Men’s Hostel, Sri Padmavathi Student’s and Working Women’s Hostel and Sri Balaji’s Women’s Hostel are ideal for student travellers.

Stay for Free in Tirupati

In Tirumala most devotees stay for free in the huge dormitories around the temple. There are rooms in guesthouses and cottages available on rent too at various rates offering various degrees of comfort and luxury. All bookings have to be made with the Central Reception Office of the TTD board (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams).

Best hotels to stay in Tirupati and Tour packages

Tirupati

 

Tirupati is in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is most famous for its Sri Venkateswara Temple dedicated to Vishnu, also known as Balaji in North India and Govinda in South India. The temple is located on top of Tirumala hills, while the town is located on the foothills. The Tirumala hill has seven peaks (“Sapthagiri”), said to represent the seven hoods of Adisesha, the serpent under whose hoods Vishnu resides in Vaikuntha.

Getting in

By Plane

Indian Airlines operates daily flights to Hyderabad (New Delhi) @ 14.20 Hrs; Jet Air Ways operates daily flights except on Tuesdays to Hyderabad @ 13.50 Hrs.

From Chennai airport to Tirupati: Use this route if you have little luggage and are comfortable walking for short distances (and want to try a cheaper, alternative route to Chennai Central). From Chennai airport, you can walk over to the local suburban railway station (Tirusulam, about 5 minutes away) and take a local train to Park Station (Rs. 7, about 30 minutes). Chennai Central is a 5-10 minute walk from Park Station. From Chennai Central, there are frequent long distance train services to Tirupati.

By train

Tirupati is a major junction in South Central Railways. Indian Railways [1] operates direct trains from near by metro cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and other major Railway stations to Tirupati. Trains can be boarded at nearby cities – Renigunta(10 km from Tirupati) and Gudur (100 km) as well. Frequent bus service is available between Tirupati, Renigunta and Gudur.

By Road

National Highway NH 205 passes through Renigunta and hence is accessible from Chennai (3-4hrs), Bangalore (5+ hours), Hyderabad (10-12 hours) and other nearby cities.

  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation [2] (APSRTC) – from Hyderabad or from within Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation [3] (SETC) – from Chennai
  • Karnataka State Road Transport Coroporation [4] (KSRTC) – from Bangalore

Through Public transport service like Trains, Bus available from nearest mega City Chennai. For hassle free and for convenient travel, people choose car rentals from Chennai. Chennai to Tirupathi travel distance is 155 KM.

Car Rentals:

  • Tirumala Tirupati Cabs (Tirupati), +91 8886050309 (admin@tirumalatirupaticabs.in). Inquiry: 10am to 1am. Book Cabs in Tirupati Online | Taxi Services in Tirupati | Car Rentals Tirupati. Fares starting Rs.1600 for with in city and 12.5/km for outstation.  edit
  • taxiGUIDE.in (Tirupati Car Rental), +91 888 023 4455 (support@taxiguide.in), [5]. Inquiry: 7am to 11pm. Tirupati Car Rental services on taxiGUIDE.in – there are Tirupati packages from Bangalore & Chennai. Fares starting Rs.2342 for within city and Rs.14.5/km for outstation.  edit
  • Tirupati Tirumala Travels (Tirupati Car Rental), +91 9848630202 (info@tirupatitirumalatravels.com), [6]. Inquiry: 6am to 11pm. Good Car Rental services in Tirupati – there are Tirupati tour packages from across India. Fares starting Rs.1800 for within city and Rs.12.5/km for outstation.  edit
  • Nithya Cars (Tirupati Car Rental), +91 9394959595 (nithyacaars@gmail.com), [7]. Inquiry: 24 hours. Taxi for Hire, Car Rental services in Tirupati – there are Tirupati tour packages from across India. Fares starting Rs.1600 for within city and Rs.12.5/km for outstation.  edit
  • Ramana Tourist Sevices & Travels (Tirupati Chennai Car Rental), +91 9884573263 (ramanatourists@gmail.com). 24*7 services. Chennai based Car Rental enterprise. Arranging Toyota Innova, Tata Indigo, Indica, Force Tempo Traveler at best tour packages with hygiene and neat cabs.  edit

Tirumala

Tirumala is a world in itself, millions of pilgrims from all over India and abroad visit the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala round the year. In addition to various shrines scattered all over Tirumala and beyond there are holy water falls, sacred rivers and archaeological wonders. It is regarded as one of the most ancient temples which were mentioned in Puranas and Sastras.

The temple is patronized by the Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Rulers and the later kings of Mysore. Hastakalaramam, Papanasanam, Akasganga, Gogarbham, Shilathoranam, View Point, S.V. Museum are the other places worth seeing at Tirumala. Kapilatheetham, Hare Rama Hare Kishna Mandir, Regional Science Centre, S.V.Zoological Park, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Kalyani Dam, Chandragiri Fort, Tiruchanur, Govindaraja Swamy Temple are the other places worth seeing in and around Tirupathi.

Dos & Donts

  • Visit the Sri Varahaswami temple before taking the darshan of Sri Venkateswaraswami. As per traditions and legend, Varahaswami owned the seven hills and agreed to give them to Sri Venkateswaraswami with the stipulation that he too is worshiped. Therefore, Sri Venkateswaraswami asked his pilgrims to visit the Sri Varahaswami temple before visiting him.
  • Carry Extra locks for your vehicle as well as room
  • Wear inappropriate clothing
  • Consume alcohol.
  • Eat Meat, Egg and Fish (non-vegetarian food) Considered as Meat in Hindu religion.
  • Wear flowers – all flowers are for the Lord only.
  • Spit or litter or create any kind of nuisance.
  • Carry mobile phone/camera/pager/video camera etc. while going for darshan. They are banned inside the temple (inner) sanctum.

Ladies will need to wear traditional Indian sarees, or failing that, should bring a dupatta (long scarf) to wear across the neck. Basic white dupattas can be bought at the temple entrance for 80 rupees (April 2014).

Shopping

The local markets here, like in most other temple towns of India, sell photos of the deity idol in frames of various sizes, statues and other items considered sacred & symolic of the deity.

Many Tirupati related articles/souvenirs can also be purchased and a shopkeeper shall be only too happy to assist you with that.

The SAPTHAGIRI magazine was started as a TTD bulletin in 1949. Currently, it is circulated all over the country as an illustrated, religious magazine It is a monthly edition and available in five languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English.

After seeking the darshan of Lord Venkateshwara, you get free meal coupons at the SriVari temple. The simple meal consists of rice, sambhar (heavily dal/lentil veg soup), chutney, rasam (light soup), and vegetable curry.

Hotel Lakshmi Narayana Bhavan: This pure vegetarian hotel is located @ the tirupathi central bus stand(CBS) and is reachable in a 5 minute drive from the tirupati railway station. Food is good at reasonable rates and cleanliness would be 4 in a scale of 5. Opt this if you want a quick lunch,save time to roam around Tirupathi and like to finish off the food job at cheap rates. Hotel Bhimas Paradise: A luxury hotel with high priced food. You get continental items here. a 5-10 min drive from the CBS and the tirupathi railway station. Hotel Udayee International: a Hi fi hotel with yummy food. Nice varieties. a 5-10 min drive from the CBS and the tirupathi railway station.

Add to visit Gajendra Juice palace situated at Bhavani Nagar in Tirupathi, to your eat list. The chat services are really good, but be aware! the area wouldn’t be that neat.

Tirupathi and Tirumala is a pilgrimage town. People on pilgrimage don’t drink or eat Meat (non-vegetarian food) including Egg and Fish. Consumption of liquor is prohibited in Tirumala. Smoking is also not allowed in Tirumala.

For Drinking it is advisable to use bottled mineral water only as the water available here might be sour in taste. As mentioned in the later section, the laddu of Tirupati is considered to be “nearly” as famous as the deity himself.

  • Bhimas
  • Mayura: Mayura, right opposite APSRTC Bus Stand, is by far the best restaurant for authentic Andhra Veg Food; though costly. Next is the Restaurant at Hotel Minerva Grand, that is opened recently.

Hotel Minerva Grand is the best hotel in the town. This is a brand new hotel, right next to Reliance Retail Market and a considerable walk from the main bus stand. Hotel Fortune Kences is another good option, which is right opposite APSRTC Main bus stand.

  • Fortune Select Grand Ridge (Hotel Grand Ridge), Sy no. 571/3 Shilparamam, Tiruchannor Road (From Airport, Take Bypass road and take right on to Tiruchanoor Road), 877-222 1818, [8]. checkin: 24hrs; checkout: 24hrs. Hotel Grand Ridge is a brand new 138-room ****facility. They are running grand opening specials. From Airport take new by-pass road and take tiruchanoor road into town. it is 50 meter from the junction. It is 1.5 miles from railway station and APSRTC bus stand. Catering. 3700

Accomodation

Private Accommodation is available in Tirupati city with numerous hotels catering to the pilgrims. TTD provides for paid and free accommodation in Tirupati for pilgrims

Paid: Sri Venkateswara Dharmasala (Opp. Tirupati Railway Station), Sri Venkateswara Guest House (North of Railway Station), Sri Kodandarama Dharmasala (South of Railway Station), Srinivasam (near Bus Station) and TTD Alipiri Guest House (near foothills) offer non air-conditioned accommodation. Sri Padmavathi Guest House (on Chittor Road) offer air-conditioned accommodation

Free: Sri Govindaraja Dharmasala, Sri Kodanda Rama Dharmasala and Sr

Cottages

TTD has built cottages in Tirumala that can be rented by pilgrims. There are 3 categories of accommodation, based on location:

  • Sri Padmavathi Guest House Area (Rs 100 to Rs 250 for Non-AC accommodation, Rs. 500 to Rs. 2500 for AC accommodation, )
  • Sri Venkateswara Guest House Area (Rs. 100 to Rs. Rs. 250 for Non AC accommodation, Rs 600 to Rs 750 for AC accommodation)
  • Sr Varahaswami Guest House, Rambagicha, HUDC, Travellers Bungalows Cottages Area (Rs. 15 to Rs 150 for Non AC accommodation).

TTD also provides free accommodation in choultries. Pilgrims can contact Central Reception Office near Bus Stand for free accommodation.

Reservation for AC accommodation and Non-AC accommodation above Rs 100 per day can be made only at the Central Reception Office, Tirumala. For reservation of Non-AC accommodation upto Rs. 100 per day, Pilgrims can make reservations upto 30 days in advance. Reservations can be made in person at TTD Information Centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Visakhapatnam and other district Head Quarters in AP, by paying the requisite amount.

Alternately reservation can be made by sending a Demand Draft (DD) for Rs. 100 drawn on any Indian nationalised bank in favor of ‘Assistant Executive Officer’. The DD has to be posted to Assistant Executive Officer (Reception-I) TTD, Tirumala – 517504. For multiple rooms, it is advised to take multiple DDs for Rs 100 each.

TTD online booking details [9]

Be warned that at times of the year, and around festive occasions you have to book in advance. If you are travelling budget, your best bet is to stay with the TTD, the rooms tend to be clean, well lit and the housekeeping facilities are acceptable. Suggested places, , Kanchi Mutt amother than TTD lodges are the Kashi Mutt, Ahobila Mutt among several others (all are close to each other on a ring road, and can be approached by foot from the temple). Be warned though that priority is given to people associated with the mutt’s community and you will neither get room service nor air conditioned rooms – but the rooms are well maintained, clean and come with clean beds and sheets. For the Mutt maintained lodges, prior registration is strongly advised. However, do not have high expectations on cleanliness when staying in these mutts. Some of the examples by various travelers that cleanliness of these mutts aren’t guaranteed.

Package Tour by TTD

TTD has introduced a package tour to take you to the temples around Tirupati. The bus starts from the Central Reception Office, Tirumala at 06:00 hrs every day and returns the same day at 13:20 hrs to Tirupati.
You will be taken to these temples
Sri Venugopalaswami Temple, Karvetinagaram
Sri Vedanarayanaswami Temple, Nagalapuram
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Narayanavanam
Sri Padmavathi Temple, Tiruchanoor
The darshan timings are the same as that for Sarvadarsanam.
The bus fare is :
Rs 80.00 for adults (which includes special darshan)
Rs 40.00 for children
Note : Pilgrims who make use of this facility are given annaprasadam

TTD has introduced the Alayadarsanam facility to enable pilgrims to visit the sacred shrines in and around Tirupati. These buses operate on a daily basis and start at 06:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs, from the choultry behind the Tirupati railway station. You will be taken to these temples

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanoor
Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram
Sri Agastheeswaraswami Temple, Thondavada
Sri Hare Krishna Temple(ISKCON), Tirupati
Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Tirupati
Sri Kodanda Ramaswami Temple, Tirupati
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, TirupatiThe bus fare is :
Rs 30.00 for adults (which includes a special darshan)
Rs 15.00 for children
Note : The bus that starts at 14:00 hrs will halt at the Regional Science Centre..

APSRTC runs a daily ‘Travel as you like’ bus service from Tirumala to Papavinasanam, covering important places on the way like Akasha Ganga and Japali Venugopala Swamy temple.
Fare : Rs. 10.00 per head (Rs.20.00 for up & down)
Frequency : Every 30 minutes, from 05:00 hrs to 19:45 hrsAPSRTC runs a direct bus service from Tirupati to the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanoor.

Fare : Rs.5.00 per head
Frequency : Every 30 minutes, from 05:00 to 20:00 hrs.