Silathoranam, Natural Stone Arch

Sila Thoranam Road
Tirupati, AP - 517504

Type: Natural History Museum
  • Sarat Malladi
    Sarat Malladi
  • Srikanth J
    Srikanth J
  • yashwanth ejjagiri
    yashwanth ejjagiri
  • yashwanth ejjagiri
    yashwanth ejjagiri
  • Anil Sreenivas
    Anil Sreenivas
  • Vedanaarayanan S
    Vedanaarayanan S
  • Satish Kumar Sarvesan
    Satish Kumar Sarvesan
  • Satish Kumar Sarvesan
    Satish Kumar Sarvesan

Silathoranam, located in Tirumala near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, is a unique geological formation and a significant archaeological site. Also known as the Garuda's Stone Arch, Silathoranam consists of two massive, naturally formed stone pillars with a horizontal stone lintel connecting them. This natural rock formation is considered a rare and sacred geological wonder.

The Silathoranam is situated in the Tirumala hills, close to the Venkateswara Temple. The unique arch-like structure has garnered cultural and religious importance, with many associating it with various mythological and divine beliefs. The arch is often linked to Lord Vishnu and Garuda, his divine mount, in Hindu mythology.

While visiting Tirumala, devotees, and tourists often take the opportunity to see the Silathoranam, appreciating both its geological uniqueness and the spiritual significance attributed to this natural formation.

This is the only natural history museum listed in Tirupati. There's also nineteen attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Silathoranam, Natural Stone Arch on the map above.

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