Chittoor, very close to the revered temple of lord Balaji or Venkateswara at Tirupati, is also close to two eminent wildlife sanctuaries and the famous Horsley Hills, a famous hill resort named after W.D Horsley.
Situated in the valley of the Ponni river, Chittoor is a market for grain, sugarcane, and peanuts. Its industries include oilseed and rice milling. Jaggery from Aragonda area, a small town near Chittor is famous throughout the country. Chittor is a major place for producing hatcheries and mangoes. The city is surrounded by mango and tamarind groves, and cattle are bred in the area. A district administrative centre, Chittoor was a British military post until 1884.
From Chennai : Take Route No:144 bus from Chennai Koyembedu Bus Stand (CMBT) or Lalbagh train to Katpadi.There will be
plenty of buses from Katpadi to Chittoor. Try to take GOVT bus as there will be too many
stops for private buses.
From Bangalore : Take any KSRTC (Karnataka State Transport) bus from Bangalore Bus Stand (Majestic) going to Tirupati, Nellore,Vijayawada & Guntur.Get down in CTR. Take any APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh Transport) bus(Bangalore Majestic) going to Tirupati, Nellore,Vijayawada & Guntur.Get down in CTR. Don't take the private bus "Kalasipalya" as there are too many stops.
From Hyderabad : Take Kesineni(Volvo),Deepna, JBT, TTS travels by bus from Ameerpet X roads which usually runs everyday, APSRTC buses (7 buses) from MGBS and train is VENKATADRI express starts from Kachiguda at 8:05PM and reaches chittoor by morning at 9AM.
From Tirupati: APSRTC buses ply every 10 min to and fro Chittoor (72 km).
From Vijayawada,Vizag and Machlipatnam :Take any APSRTC or Private bus going to Bangalore.Get down in CTR.Two APSRTC buses one in morning and one in evening starts from vijayawada to chittoor and by train u can catch Sheshadri,Hatia,Sabari,KK express to reach chittoor.
Kanipakkam:12 km from Chittoor.For the devotes convenience their are direct buses to Hyderabad,Vijayawada,Bangalore,Chennai,Nellore & Ananathapur.
Chase pillar It is 2 km from B.V. Reddy school in konga reddy palli. It is a very beautiful place to trek. On the way you can see a lake on the hill. This Chase pillar was built by British people in 18th century. On the way to chase pillar we can see camp areas built by British people.b.v.reddy is one of the best schools in town.
Bodi konda Its near Ramnagar colony and the best land mark to locate is Kings School.It is a great hill to climb.
Yelampalli forest It is 20 km from Chittoor near Aragonda. People go hunting of white pigs and some wild animals in the forest.
puligundu It is 17 km from Chittoor, on the way to Penumur. This is a tall and huge rock, and it is a challenge to climb this rock. This rock is 2.5 km from Penumur. Penumur is also one of the historical villages.
Turtle Neck Hill It is in Durganagar Colony, Greamspet. The rocks at the top of the hill formed like Turtle Neck.