Hotel Bhimas is the oldest hotel in the temple town of Tirupati.Having started in the year 1950, It has grown from strength to strength over the years. It was Mr. K.R.Gopal Iyer and his brothers who founded the Bhimas Group of Hotels in the year 1950. Over the years they have branched out and manage a chain of hotels under the banner of BHIMAS. Mr. K.R.Gopal Iyer, the leading light of the group, hails from Palghat-Kerala. A man of simple means he moved to Tirupati in the early 50s and established the very first Hotel in the temple town. After 6 decades in the hotel industry, today, he is ably assisted by his four sons who manage the day-to-day activities of the group.