Several centuries prior to this episode once the serpent King Daksha sought a boon from Lord Vishnu that since a majority of his clan lived in Kandava forest that (now Chikka Tirumala) they expressed their desire to worship Lord Vishnu in the form of Tirumala Venkateswara without the fear of being killed by humans on way to Tirumala and therefore Lord Vishnu should also manifest in Kandava forest as Tirumala Venkateswara to enable his clan worship him without fear. Reacting positively to the request of the Serpent King, Lord Vishnu assured him that he would certainly manifest in Kandava forest as Tirumala Venkateswara and settle there in a temple where those affiliated with Naga Dosha (sin of killing snakes or curse of snakes) could come, worship him and get rid of their sins. The temple shall also be then called mini Tirumala. Further Lord Vishnu proclaimed that those who cannot afford to visit Tirumala for any reason, if they visit the temple in Chikka Tirupathi and worship him as Tirumala Venkateswara, their wishes would be fulfilled in the same manner as they were blessed in Tirumala.
While back to the main story again, with the curse on Lord Agni removed, he regained his powers and energy and went back to continue his duties. Later some time, when fire God proceeded to Tirumala to worship Lord Vishnu who was camping there, on way he happened to cross Kandava forest again and rested there for a while and established a temple for Lord Vishnu in the midst of the forest for the convenience of the serpents living there to worship Lord Vishnu as part of the promise he gave to the King of Serpents when his curse was removed by Lord Vishnu. The temple thus came to be called Chikka Tirupathi meaning mini Tirupathi (Tirumala). Hence in Karnataka the snakes are not generally killed and are revered highly and most of the temple has a sanctum for several forms of snake gods.
It is not known when the temple has been established, but since it was reportedly established by Lord Agni, it could be a dateless temple established in the dense forest in open space as place of worship and later converted into a temple during Chola period.
The other route is to go to Airport, then to Marthahalli, then Hope Farm cross near Whitefield and take a right turn at Channasandra ( Famous land mark is M V J College of Engineering). Channasandra is on NH-207. One then has to travel toward Saniatamallasandra, Ettukodi and Kalkunte Agrahara to reach Chikka Tirumala.The temple's address is:
Chikka Tirupathi , Pin : 563 156
Temple Land Line : 08151 238623.