The world renowned temple of Tirupati Balaji, also known as Venkateshwar and Shri Niwas, is situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
Tirupati is the name of the city, and the hill on which the Venkateshwar Temple is situated, is called Tirumal.
It is the second amongst the 108 Divya-Desams of the Alwar Vaishnav Saints and is considered as the richest temple in the world.
Food for 20,000 people is prepared here everyday on the solar cooking system provided by the Department of non-conventional energy.
Many creatures on the verge of extinction like, giant squirrels, flying lizards, tree shrew etc are being protected and saved in Shri Venkateshwar sanctuary and National Park.