Tirupati is a city in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, besides other historical temples, and is referred to as the "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh". Tirupati is also home to many educational institutions and universities. For the year 2012-13, India's Ministry of Tourism named Tirupati as the "Best Heritage City".
The new Golden Chariot of Tirumala Venkateswara [Balaji] from the famous temple of Hindus, located in Tirumala - the hill town - near Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. From Hyderabad, the Balaji Temple is around 600 km; about 138 kms from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and about 291 kms. from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.