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About TTD:

Thirumala Thirupathi Devsathanams is one of the famous ancient and richest temples in the world located in holy city of Thirupathi Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India.
venkateswara 290px-TirumalatempleThe Seven Hills which represents the seven hoods of Adisesha are Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabadri, Narayanadri and Venkadri. The holy place where the sanctum sanctorum which houses the Idol of Lord Balaji is situated on the seventh hill i.e. Venkatadri.
Many people around the world visit Thirumala every day to see the God. This place is also called has Bulokha Vaikuntam.

Transport:

People can reach Thirupathi via Road, Train and Air. It’s 120KM from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and 250KM from Bangalore, Karnataka. APSRTC runs Buses regularly from Thirupathi to Thirumala which also provides facilities for advanced bookings for return tickets which can save time in returning to Thirupathi. These tickets are valid for 3 days from purchase. You are recommended to use APSRTC Buses for a safe journey to Thirumala which is driven by well trained and experienced drivers. If you plan to use your vehicles one should be very careful on the Ghat roads.

I personally prefer taking the Footpaths to Thirumala. For those who like to climb the Hills can use the footpaths which is well built Stone Path. This steps starts from Alipiri which is at the foot of Thirumala. APSRTC runs free buses from railway station and bus station to Alipiri for every 30min. Pilgrims can deposit their luggage at the TTD transport office and can collect their receipts which can be used to redeem their luggage on reaching the Top.

The Foot steps at start are a bit difficult to climb until Galigopuram. The rest of the path is very easy to walk. Along the foot steps enjoy the natural beauty which is covered with dense forest. There are small mandapams along the footpaths where pilgrims can take rest. Though the journey is physically tiring, it is a spiritually satisfying.

Several facilities are provided to the pilgrims who walk up the hills to Thirumala, by the TTD administration:
• Nice and well maintained footpaths with security guards to ensure the safety of pilgrims.
• Separate Toilet facilities for Men and Women along with nice drinking water.
• Free transport of the Pilgrims luggage from the bottom of the hill to the Top.

TTD allows you to take Package tours In and around Thirupathi. More Details can be found Here

Accommodation:

TTD has made good arrangements for accommodation for pilgrims both Free and Paid. It has over 5000 cottages, guest houses and choultries both at Thirupathi and Thirumala. one can get accommodation purely on availability
TTD has built Public Amenities Complexes at both Thirupathi and Thirumala, which provide Good and pleasant accommodation with lockers which is free of cost.

TTD also made arrangements to book rooms in advance through its e-portal.

For Booking rooms through online Pls click here

Rooms In Thirupathi: Pls click Here
Rooms in Thirumala: Pls Click here

Darshan:

I strongly recommend to Visit Thirumala atleast once in Life Time. People should be really blessed to see the Lord.There are different kinds of tickets available for darshan. TTD has opened offices across the country to help the pilgrims to purchase tickets which is also called has Sudarshan Tokens
In Bangalore, TTD office is located here:
TTD Information Center,
e-Darshan Counter,
16th Cross, Vyalikavel, Malleswaram,Banglore-3,Karnataka.

More and Updated Information can be seen here: Darshan at Sri Venkateswara Temple

Special tickets are provided to pilgrims who come to thirumala by walk through footsteps of the hills.This tickets are provided near GaliGopuram also called has NamalaKonda. This is exactly in the middle of the footpaths. Pilgrims who gets this tickets will get free accommodation, free head torturing and mainly Special Entrance to Dharshan through Vaikuntam Queue Complex, where the pilgrims need not wait in the queue for long time.

Things to remember:

  • Ladies should not wear any flowers as all the flowers in Thirumala is dedicated to the God.
  • Do bath and wear clean and comfortable clothes before you enter the queue complex.
  • Maintain silence and concentrate only on the Lord Balaji inside the temple.
  • Deposit offerings only in srivaris Hundi(Inside the temple).
  • Please do not wear foot wear near the temple premises.
  • Please don’t smoke or drink when you are on the hills.
  • Always say Govinda inside the temple.
  • Please be patience inside the queue and don’t rush inside the temple

Prasadam:

The entire Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams share of Anna Prasadams (Pulihora), Chitrannam, Sweet Pongal and Curd rice are distributed free to all pilgrims coming out after darshan.Panyarams (Laddus) are sold on all days to pilgrims in the counter outside the temple. Tokens for Laddus can be obtained from bank counters erected in the ‘Q’ line for Laddus. One Laddu Token is issued per person in the Vaikuntham Queue Complex, on payment, for SarvaDarshan pilgrims. They have to collect their laddu after darshan from the counter outside the main temple.

Places to Visit in Thirumala:

Below are the places to visit in thirumala: There are vehicles mostly Jeeps which operates transport for this places.

  • Srivari Pushkarini
  • Akasa Ganga
  • Papavinasanam
  • Vaikunta Thirtham
  • Silathoranam
  • Museums and Gardens
  • VenuGopalaswamy vari alayam

Below are the places to visit in Thirupathi:

  • Srikalahasti
  • Padmavathi devasthanams in thirchanoor
  • Thalakona
  • Sri Prassana venkateshwara temple
  • Chandragiri Fort
  1. mohan
    February 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    i think u can provide us some more places in and around bangalore for day and night package

  2. June 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Thanks.Tirupati trip is amazing. It is very peaceful and wonderful place. Every time i will plan my accommodation in one of the best tirupati hotels is Grand World

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