Chittoor, also known as Chittur, is a city and municipal corporation located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is conveniently located on major highways linking the cities of Bangalore and Chennai.
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.
Chittoor district boasts few of the finest ancient/modern temples of the country such as Tirumala, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti. Other temples are also famous like Narayanavanam, Nagalapuram, Valmikipuram, Tharigonda and Karvetinagaram. Along with the adjoining Vellore district (esp. after the unveiling of Sripuram Golden Temple), Chittoor district forms one of the biggest tourism cluster in the country. Also, enormous Archeological finding in the region marks the region on the maps of Historians. Huge collection of antiques mostly with modern Tamil and old Telugu scripts which date back to early as 10th century have been unearthed from the region, can be found in various museums in Tirupati, Chittoor and Vellore. Gurramkonda, in the western part of the district, is an historic center, with an old fort and a sultan's palace called the Rangini Mahal. Other notable places in the district are Ardhagiri, Chandragiri.