Putalapattu is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Rayalseema region. It comes within the Chittoor district, and the district headquarters, lies at a distance of 16 km south. The temple town of Tirupati is nearby too at a distance of 53 km north-east. Temple enthusiasts as well as South Indian food lovers have a lot to look forward to in this area.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying out in Chittoor are Sindhu Towers Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Bans The Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Haritha Hotel Kailasanathakona (Tariff – Rs. 900), Sree Krishna Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The most important site to visit in the area is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, believed to be the abode of lord Venkateswara. The shrine is located on top of the Seshachalam Hills, also referred to as Seven Hills. The best place in the region to see around is the city of Tirupati. Some of the sites worth a visit are Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Yogimallavaram Shiva Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Chandragiri Fort and the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park (the second largest zoo park in the continent).
How to Get There
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bangaore and the Tirupati Airport at distances of 199 km and 68 km respectively are the nearest major airports.
The Chittoor Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 16 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Chittoor to different cities in the region. National Travels and SRS Travels are among the popular private bus operators. Buses to the area are available from Chittoor. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling.