Tirupati is one of the ancient pilgrimage
centers in India. The shrine sits atop seven hills, a unique
example of the Dravidian architecture. The temple has an exquisitely
carved Gopuram facing the east. The Vimana is completely covered
with the gold plate, known as Ananda Nilayam. The annual festival,
held in September every year, attracts thousands of pilgrims
from all over the country.