Koorma Nivas, Karthikeya Vanam, Mareecha Vanam, Gokulam, Chitrakooda Vanam…these are not names of places in Puranas but spots inside the
. The Zoo at Tirupati
has numerous sections that are named after Gods, places and important incidents
in epics and Puranas. Thus in Koorma Nivas named after the Kurma Avatar of
Vishnu you can see Turtles and Tortoises. In Karthikeya Vanam named after
Muruga you can see Peacocks; in Mareecha Vanam named after demon in Ramayana
you can see deers. Sri Venkateswara Zoological
You can visit the official website of Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park here.