Tirupati gets Best Heritage City award — The Union Tourism Ministry has selected Tirupati as the Best Heritage City for 2012-13, Tirumala Tirupati Devasathanam sources said on 17 February 2014.
Andhra Pradesh government had nominated Tirupati as the state’s contender in the heritage city category for the national tourism award. Tirupati is famous for its ancient historical structures including the over 2000-year-old hill temple of Lord Venkateswara that attracts two crore devotees from across the globe and has an annual income of about Rs. 2,250 crore, sources said.
The award has presented to the officials from the city in New Delhi on 18 February 2014.