Tumburu Theertham Tirumala


Tumburu Theertham is one of the natural watercourses, which dates back to the Vedic ages. Story behind the formation of the theertham states that a Gandharva cursed sage Agastya’s lazy wife to became a toad that had to survive in this pond till the sage arrived. When sage Agastya came here with his disciples, the toad took the Gandharva form and hence the pond was known as Tumburu Theertham

Bathing in this water is really refreshing and is said to wash away the evils and confer good fortune. There is a platform built by the temple governance where the running water is diverted for devotees to take the water first in hand. Every pilgrim visiting Tirumala Tirupati must and should visit this place.

 The best time for visiting this place is during the rainy season, this place looks even more beautiful with greenery around and with white water gushing out of the rocks.
  • Some of the interesting places on Tirumala Hills like Gogarbham, Papavinasanam, Venugopala Temple are located on the way to Akasha Ganga Theertham. Pilgrims can visit these places by taking a Free bus or a Taxi.
  • A.P.S.R.T.C buses are available from Kalyani Choultry near CRO from 5 a.m every day with a twenty minute frequency.

Tumburu Theertham Tirumala : Distance: 16 Km from Main Temple


Tumburu Theertham Tirumala Photo Gallery


Tumburu Theertham Video



  1. sir please give me the Information regarding yearly /varshika tumburu theertham details and dates so that I can plan my trip by covering tumburu theertham

    and also details for staying at tirupathi any ttd guest houses/accomidations at the time of tumbur theertham and also cover other theerthams thanking you sir.

    • HI Sir,

      theeerthams will be open on april 11th and 12th so that you can plan also for accomadation you can book in online please visit “ttdsevaonline”


  2. Sir, Could you please share me, how difficult the terrain is? is it possible for persons with disability(of legs-(can walk with the help of walking aids)) to traverse that path? How far can people take their personal vehicle? Whether vehicles are allowed or not?


  3. OM Namo Venkatesaya
    Please let me know if there is any tour planned to visit all theerthams in comming months this year. Would like to join.

  4. Hi Kamal,

    We would like to visit Tumburu theertham on 27/06/2016 will it be opened on that day and how to reach their from main temple, Kindly guide us

    • Dear Sir,
      Jan and Feb will be the right for this Theertham. Water will not available during this time. Moreover For Thumburu Theertham permission is required from Forest department.

  5. Hi Kamal,

    We are visiting tirumala tomorrow (18th June 2016) booked tickets for kalyanotsavam and would like to visit thumburu theertha as well please guide me can take our one year kid and travel and how long wil it take from balaji temple.

    Thanks & Regards,

    • Dear Madam,
      Entry to Thumburu Theertham is not available now. It is 9 km from main temple and is not easy to reach with one year kid. It would be nice if you can visit other theerthams such as Pandava Theertham, Chakra theertham, Akasa Ganga, Papavinasanam, Srivari Pushkarini (near temple)

  6. It is very difficult journey which i did y day 23/3/2016 but enjoying more

    • Dear Madam,

      Yes, it is challenging that too in this summer. Blessed are the devotees who had bath at Thumburu Theetham. Namo Venkatesaya


  7. Prabu Narayanan N

    Hi Kamal,

    Path to thuburu theertham will open on 24th March 2016. Please confirm.

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