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SILATHORANAM

Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Silathoranam, a natural rock formation, with immense archaeological significance along with religious importance. Near to the Chakra Teertham Silathoranam is at a distance of only 1 km from the famous Tirupathi Temple. The rock formation is called as Silathoranam, which is Telugu Language means as rock (Sila) and arch (Thoranam).

With a height of 3 meter and width of 8 meter, it presents a captivating view. According to geological findings these rocks belong to the pre-Cambrian era and about 1.5 billion years old, suggesting billion years of history of Tirumala hills as well. It was in 1980s when geologists had found out that two different rock sets are connected through an exceptionally thin link.

According to beliefs, this natural rock is associated with Lord Venkateswara as the rock is naturally created in the shape of a serpent’s cover, some associate the shape of the rock with arch, discus and conch. Many also believe that Lord Venkateswara entered Tirumala through this place.Another important feature of Sila thoranam is its exclusivity. According to Geologists, there are only two other sites in the world with similar features. One rock formation is in UK that cuts through the cape of Dalradian Quartzite while the second one is in USA- Rainbow Arch Bridge of Utah.

Interesting Facts

  • One of the world's natural stone formations, there are only such other 2 in UK and America.

Suggested time duration

1.15 Hours

Crowded Period

Weekends

Best Season To Visit

September - March

Beware

● Can be slippery during rainy time.

Do's & Dont's

  • Don't enter inside the arch.
  • Don't touch any rocks as they are already Softened.

Architecture

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Timings

Day Start Time End Time Adult Entry Fee Child Entry Fee
All Days
06:00 AM 08:00 PM Free Free

How to reach

300 MTRS from the parking.

Transport Connections

Name Distance Contact Number
A.P.S.R.T.C. BUS STAND, Tirumala
2 KM 0877-2289907
Tirupati Railway Station
24 KM 0877-2225810
Tirupati International Airport
42 KM 0877-2275354

What to Carry

Food, Water bottle

Suitable For

Adults Disabled Elderly Children

Facilities

Toilets

Parking

Parking is available for 5 cars

Route Alert

Few very sharp corners and sharp slopes on the road.

Nearest Town

Town Name Distance
Tirupati 25 KM

Nearest Temples

SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
 Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Most visited hindu temple in the world

Distance: 2KM
SRI KODANDA RAMASWAMY TEMPLE
 Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Lord Sri Rama took rest here on his return from Lanka.

Distance: 23KM
SRI KAPILESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
 Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Kapila Maharshi worshipped Lord Siva at this place.

Distance: 24KM
SRI GOVINDARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE
 Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Lord Govindaraja (Vishnu) is in sleeping posture

Distance: 25KM
SRI PADMAVATHI DEVI TEMPLE
 Tiruchanur, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Godessess Padmavati emerged in Lotus here

Distance: 30KM

Nearest Attractions

MuseumSRI VENKETESWARA MUSEUM
  Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Religious artifacts of Puja utensils, Time-honored art

Distance:1 KM
Spiritual MonumentsAKASAGANGA
  Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Akasa Ganga water is used for daily Abhishek at main Sri Venkateswara temple

Distance:6KM
Spiritual MonumentsSREEVARI PADAALU
  Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Lord Venkateswara set his feet first when he came down from Vaikuntam.

Distance:9KM
WildlifeSRI VENKATESWARA NATIONAL PARK
  Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

One of the biosphere reserves of India in admist of Seshachalam hill ranges

Distance:26 KM
BoatingSHILPARAMAM BOATING AREA
  Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

A joyful Boat ride in the Art and Artifactual hub, The Shilparamam

Distance:29 KM
Fort CHANDRAGIRI FORT
  Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Chandragiri was the fourth capital of Vijayanagar Empire

Distance:35 KM
WaterfallsTALAKONA WATERFALLS
  Talakona, Bakrapeta, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Talakona Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in A.P.

Distance:79 KM

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SILATHORANAM

Silathoranam, Natural Stone Arch, Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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