Renigunta, a neighbourhood of Tirupati, is a popular pilgrim hub. Located in Andhra Pradesh’s Chitoor district, this locality is surrounded by the scenic Tirumala Hills. Also, nicknamed the Dwar or entrance to Tirupati, Renigunta was once a railway station to ease off the traffic from the temple town. It is a well-connected neighbourhood due to its proximity to the temple town, which is only 9 km away.
Places to Stay
There are a number of budget hotels for tourists as well as pilgrims in Renigunta. Some of them are Hotel Priya Inn (Tariff – Rs.900), Annapurna Residency (Tariff – Rs.500) and Adithya Residency (Tariff – Rs.1,300).
Telugu and Urdu are commonly spoken in Renigunta.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated in Renigunta.
Places of Interest
Renigunta has several places of attractions for tourists, including Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple (32 km), Isckon Temple (12 km), Govidha Raja Swamy Temple (10 km) and Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple.
How to Get There
Tirupati Airport located 6 km away is the closest to the neighbourhood.
Renigunta railway station is just a kilometer away from the neighbourhood.
There are direct buses from Hyderabad, Tirupati and Bangalore. SRS Travels and Kesineni Travels are some of the operators plying its buses on this route. Making use of bus booking online offers are the best way to save money while travelling.