Tel: చిత్తూరు cittūru
‘Spiritual City’ City/District, Andhra Pradesh
From Tel: chit, ‘spiritual’; and uru/uuru, ‘town’, ‘city’.
There are 43 important temples in Chittoor District including the Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati and the Si Kalahasti temple.
Chittoor was originally a part of the Madras Presidency and, after Independence, became part of the new Telugu-speaking state of Andhra Pradesh in 1953.