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Rayadurga to Tirupati

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About Rayadurga

Al-Madeena Travels takes to the Rayadurga, as of 2001 India census, Rayadurga had a population of 54,127. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Rayadurga has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5% male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 47%. In Rayadurg, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Rayadurga Al-Madeena Travels is ignored by majority of the historians, it definitely left an indelible mark on history of India by its role during Vijayanagara Empire. A strong fort which was built during Vijayanagara empire is still a silent witness for the forgotten days. A large number of temples built in and around the town also tell lots of stories.

The areas surrounding rayadurga are famous for high quality Ground Nut,Tamarind and Custard Apple also known as Seethaphal.Here Special variety of Pomegranate and brinjal (vankaya)can be seen through out the year

Main sources of revenue being Weaving silk and cotton saaris, Garment industry and farming. Nearly 10,000 people are working in garment units. Rayadurga is one of the biggest garment industry in south India exporting Rs.200 crore garments per annum. Silk Sarees for marriages also famous in Rayadurga. Laddu Suri Angadi a Sweets Stall located in Main Bazar is very famous for the mouthwatering Laddu,Mysorepak,Kara (called as Mixture)and other sweets

It is also famous for Garment industry. It is connected via railway to other parts such as Bellary, Chitradurga and Bangalore. The first meter gauge line was laid in 1906 from Bellary (Karnataka) to Rayadurga (Andhra Pradesh). Later it was converted into broad gauge in 1993. Al-Madeena Travels takes to the Rayadurga.

Rayadurga Al-Madeena Travels has Burug Hundekar Samad Sab used to work as a Hundekar in the Railways from 1933 to 1973. M/s International Engineering Works, (Basheer Workshop) Lakshmi Bazaar, Kanekal Road is the oldest engineering workshop in the town which was established on January 14, 1974. It is registered under the Small Scale Industries. It is mainly involved in servicing centrifugal and submersible pumpsets, making of collapsible gates, rolling shutters and general engineering works. This firm has involved in construction, fabrication and erection of Sathya Sai Water Tanks, Molkalmuru Railway station roof top and many other huge works.

Rayadurg Al-Madeena Travels is one of the Indian cities which has a Martian crater named after it. The other cities/towns are Amet, Bhor, Broach, Kakori, Poona (Pune), Sandila

Rayadurga located at a distance of 130 kms. from Ananthapur, Rayadurga is well-connected by road and bus makes the possible through by Al-Madeena Travels .The fort was built by the Vijayanagara kings and has inscriptions indicative of the period on its walls.Located within the fort is the Rassasiddula temple. Carved out of a single stone, the temple is embellished with fine sculptures depicting Jain gurus and their disciples.In the proximity are other sites like Rama Temple, Narasimha Swamy Temple Neelakanteshwara Swamy Temple and Jambukeshwara Temple.

The Fort of Rayadurga belonging to the Vijayanagar Dynasty is located in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. The name Rayadurga literally means "Kings Hill Fortress". The fort is built at a height of 2727 feet from the sea-level and one must appreciate the defending style of building this fort. The fort has many inner bastions built in such a way that it was difficult for the enemies to attack in those days.

Rayadurg Al-Madeena Travels within the walls of the fort you can see many temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha swami, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Ellamma. There are other temples of Gods like Prasanna Venkateshwara, Venugopala, Jambukeshwara, Veerabhadra and Kanyakaparameswari. The presence of these temples obviously throws light on the attachment of the rulers, of this fort, towards the God. There is also a statue of Lord Ganesha carved out from a 4 meters high monolithic stone called as Dasabhuja Ganapati (Lord Ganesha with ten hands). This is one of the eye-catching sights, which reflects the arts, and skills of the craftsmurg though this fort is under ruins, one can still make out and experience royalty of the original fort on the hill, at the foot of which Rayadurga town is built. A portion of the fort wall crumbled and down the hills you can find four caves with small stone doors with carvings of Siddhas . There is a Rassasiddula Temple which stands within the fort and which has number of sculptures of Jain Gurus and their disciples.

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About Tirupati

The city of Tirupati is one of the biggest pilgrimage centers of the world. Positioned at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is most famous for the VenkateswaraSwamy temple located in the Tirumala Hills. 50,000 - 100,000 pilgrims visit Tirupati every day, traveling from far and wide to offer Darshan to Lord Venkateswara. The number of Darshan seekers who take the tour in a single day can skyrocket to 500,000 on special occasions, making Tirupati the busiest religious destination in the whole world. The Venkateswara Temple is found atop the last of the seven Tirumala hills near Tirupati, at an elevation of 853 meters. Other major centers for the pilgrim’s tour include the Govindaraja shrine within Tirupati and the Padmavati shrine in Tiruchanur, about 5 kilometers south of Tirupati.

Historically, the Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala is claimed to have been an established center of Vaishnavism by 5th century A.D. The town of Tirupati formed itself much later around the foundation of the Govindarajaswami Temple, which was established by the Vaishnavaite teacher, Ramanuja, during the twelfth century. Prior to this the only settlement in the area was a tiny village named Kapilatirtham, a short distance to the north of modern-day Tirupati. ‘Ramanujapuram,’ expanded a great deal during Vijayanagara times, gradually forming a big township. Over successive centuries, several other shrines too sprouted up lending to Tirupati’shighly regarded sanctity. Today, with never less than 5,000 pilgrims offering Darshan to Lord Venkateswara, the temple has turned into one of the richest places of worship in the entire world, second only to SreePadmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala.

Entry and regular Darshan at the TirupatiVenkateswara Temple is free, however, those who choose to pay extra may join the express lane for a quick Darshan. Touring pilgrims may also buy quick Darshan tickets that are available at the Vaikuntam Queue Complex- a series of inter-linked hallways leading up to the main shrine where the BalajiDarshan takes place. The queue system regulates a minimum of 5,000 worshipers seeking Darshan at any given point and ensures orderly movement of pilgrims. The free Darshan is called ‘SarvaDarshan,’ translating into ‘darshan for all.’ This common Darshan is normally allotted between 18 and 20 hours daily and has different timings each day. The ‘SeegraDarshan’ ticket was introduced in 2009 to provide a quick and convenient Darshan for Pilgrims who are willing to pay extra. The cost of a SeegraDarshan ticket is Rs. 300 per pilgrim and can be made available as part of the package tour. On purchasing the SeegraDarshan ticket, pilgrims are allowed their Darshan directly. SeegraDarshan tickets are available at all times when the SarvaDarshan is open.

The DivyaDarshan is provided for those who make it to Tirumala by foot via the GaliGopuram or SrivariMettu, facilitating free Darshan, accommodation and food. The Sudarshan token, issued from various TTD-counters at Rs.50 was introduced to reduce waiting time by indicating a particular time when the pilgrim may enter the Vaikuntam Queue Complex. A Special Darshan is also available for the Physically Challenged, the Aged and infants, along with attendants, through a separate gate at the main temple entrance. E-Darshan counters are available in major cities from which bookings can be made 60 days in advance of the tour.

The seventh of the sacred hills (Tirumala) that houses the Venkateswara temple is known as Venkatachalam Hill and is the predominant part of all tours to Tirupati. It is located 12 kilometers northwest of Tirupati and is surrounded by hills of higher altitude. At the final leg of the tour to Tirumala are five different routes, two from Tirupati- a pathway built of steps and a motorway, a third from Chandragiri, a fourth from Mamandur Railway station and a fifth via Nagapatla.