Tirupati situated in the Chandragiri Taluka of the Chittor district. The town is at the foot of the hill on which is the famous Venkatesha temple. The sacred spot on the hill about 2,800 feet above sea level is known as Tirumala. The hill forms part of the Eastern Ghats and is also known as Venkatachala and Seshachala. It is said that the Eastern Ghats on this side along with their curves, heights and falls resemble the serpent Adisesha and that the seven hills of Tirupati are its seven hoods. That is why Tirumala is called Seshachala. The Puranic Legends say that Vishnu of his own choice came down to stay here for the benefit of humanity. This place is one of the most famous pilgrim centers in South India.