Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh, at a distance of from Vijayawada, from Chennai, from Bengaluru and from Hyderabad. It is one of the richest pilgrimage cities of any religious faith in the world. Tirupati is famous for Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to God Venkateswara, located about north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills at an elevation of . One of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage center in the world. It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth, and the most-visited place of worship in the world. The temple is visited by about 100,000 to 200,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, Weekends, Holidays, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 10,000,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world.Tirupati has several temples and is a major economical and educational hub in the southern region of the state.