tirupati travel guide: get some knowledge to hassle free trip on tirupathi to get early darshan & free accomdation.
Everyday 60,000 – 80,000 people visits tirupathi from across the country. most of all south indian states.
Balaji Darshan Procedure
- 1st book the Special darshanam Tickets online at 300 INR at Tirupathi.org (at least 1 month before*)
Ticket booking process online not flexible due to covind 19.
Blue means: Not release quota monthly booking
Red: Not available.
You have to register at tirumala.org or booking.
Note: Due to covid 19 Online booking tickets not easily available.
How to Book Free Tickets for Tirumala Free darshan?
Offline: Unplanned pilgrims may enter without tickets,
TTD Decided distribute tickets Railway, Bus stations but in fact Tickets available at Vishnu Nivasam Choultry opposite Railway Station. and 800 meters from Bus Station. tirupati travel guide
If you stand in queue for tickets you may get within 1 hour, and the Ticket will be for next 2nd /3rd day.
Note: Without TTD darshan Ticket you cannot go to Tirumala surroundings. Police will stop you and ask the tickets.
you can enter TTD surroundings within Prior 48 hours to darshan. 24 Hours for Room booking, 24 hours for darshan.
My case it happened “TTD balaji Darshan in 1 Hour due to Covid 19″.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams TTD Free Accommodation Guide?
You cannot go to tirumala without ticket 48 hours before:
You can stay at free choultries & partial payments at Tirupati
only 4 Have there, at tirumala 20+ choultries. tirupati travel guide
If you have a TTD darshan ticket 2 days or tomorrow: then you can enter to tirumala either at alipiri or by bus.
Go to CRO Office directly and get a Room for 48 Hours with very cheap rates 50 INR – 500 INR up to 100o INR per day.
Free Locker Rooms at Tirumala bus station: If you have reached by train to renigunta then get a bus to Reach Tirumala 65 INR fare per person.
free locker rooms (3 halls with lockers) available in tirumala bus station.
CRO Office in Tirumala / Tirupati:
To get rooms in tirumala you must go to CRO Office.
Finding CRO Office difficult, i tried 2 times by walk but failed. its near Tirumala junction. (also there is police control room on road).
TTD balaji darshan Procedure:
3 Times ticket verifies,
1st time by police at alipiri by bus or walk,
2nd time: at gate entrance to temple
3rd time: electronic ticket scan qr code
4th time: with searching pilgrim details with photo.
Tourist places in tirupati:
3-4 hours tour by private local available at TTD luggage returning place / cross road.
Sri vari padalu: Footsteps place (you may spend 10 minutes)
Shila Thoranam park & Shiva temple chakra teertham :
Park is good for child and the temple at good place with nice water: (nice impression)
Akasha ganga: Very good Impression: lot of people taking photo there. (i have also taken a selfie good)
Venu gopala swamy temple: a temple to visit just a look on the name baba
Papa vinashan: I failed to record the video due to low battery (because i went to zoo park before that)
Lots of expectation but the fact there is a tank 10+ pipes for bath, and ganga temple.
Akasha ganga & shila thoranam is my best choice.
Going with car is best. if you have a family it takes one day 4-5 Hours.
Srivari Mettu or Alipiri tirupati travel guide
srivari mettu to tirupati 4KM from tirupati, you may try a adventure walk 4*2=8 Hours round trip.
Alipiri 9 KM one way: This is the best path to go tirupati, But wait.. Only Recommended or youngsters, businessmen’s don;t has to walk time consuming. very hard upto gali gopuram. you can cross 7 hills while this route by walk.
i have eaten lots of food literally any this in this router, stalls /hotels for every 25o meters.
My experience in short: (not short) tirupati travel guide
booked ticket on 12/2/2021
hearing many times at greatness tirumala frequently. so decided to get in got bored at home, tried booking feb 12 2021 at IRCTC
kacheguda to renigunta at 240 waiting list sleeper. train at 4.30PM , went kacheguda realized my ticket was RAC at side lower berth for 2 passengers.
1st time booked ticket. at night 10PM an unknown person came to its RAC, So we can sleep together with 69 Position, i said show me the ticket, he is covering with words, 2dn time he showed a paper written seat number, i thought its ok, but i didn’t sleep for that night. reached 3AM at renigunta
i am new went 1st time. i have no darshan ticket (not aware of it). i went to tirupathi bus stop, 2 youngsters showed the path to get TTD darshan ticket ree at vishnu nivasam around 4.30AM. after 6.30AM got ticket for 14/2/2021,
i have to go for a hotel (thought its may take long time) at vishnu nivasam looked at surroundings (its very busy than railway,bus stand, cinema hall). i saw common toilets & bathroom) decided to brush my teeth to eat some food outside. after mouthwash i wanna look more about the place. went to 2nd floor, there is one person sitting and giving keys to others person. so i went next he asked aadhaar card, and given me a locker key.
i went into a room / hall filled with people. so i put my bag on the lockers around 6PM. most people are vacated room. so decided sleep with my bed sheet & blanket ?(friend suggested to bring). slept for 2-3 hours. went to common area done bathing left luggage at room. tirupati travel guide
went for eating outside, worst food: poori+dosa (just dosa without any chutney, onion masala) = 70 INR. decided to go Alipiri.
3 KM from railway station. (decided if they reject my ticket i will be back). Tirupati railway station to Alipiri by Auto fare 20 INR per person, if 4 members at minimum.
13/2/2021: took alipiri foot steps by walk (day 1)
i asked one auto they charged me 100 INR, went to alipiri steps by walk 9kM 11.32AM tirupathi at 5PM (walking = resting are equals). around 6PM reached TTD Temple darshan gate they rejected me. turned back by Bus 65 Fare. eaten lot of food at tirumala.. the bus ghat roads stirred my stomach, don’t eat while driving tirumala ghat roads.
14/2/2021 (Day 2) tirupati travel guide
9.30-11.30AM – Kapila theertham & Zoo park
2.30PM to 6PM 6 Paces visit; for 150 iNR
7.30PM to 10 PM Darshan
10.30 -12Am return by us
fell in a sleep wake up on 14/2/2021: next day went to zoo park (3+3^KM entered 9.30AM 50+30(for mobile) outside 11.30 by walk) good for birds lovers. 50 INR extra for seeing lions, tigers at open place from the van. you can take your vehicle into park but not in tiger zone. my suggestion don;t go park i have mistaken by a park but its zoo park. (more better experience is alipiri or srivari mettu). got 2 youngsters from hyderabad
they decided to walk from alipiri to tirupati, i said ok, but their ticket is on 17th feb 2021, they not allowed to enter while scanning luggage free transport to alipiri to tirupati.
I picked a bus in alipiri went tirumala around 2PM. at 2.30 Local people offering small tour to visit 6 places above. completed in 3.30 hours.
my darshan 7PM (they said for 2.30 hours but it took 4 hours). i went eagerly to entrance at 7l.30 PM entered in ttd darshan rally.
they locked in a room /hall auditorium for 1 hour maybe due to pooja something else. they released at darshan 9.30PM. exited 10PM. went to get back my phone. there i saw laddus, i got ticket for 1 free laddu, asked the route, went for the hall, shocked by line /people.
my luggage at tirupathi 10 KM below the hill. last bus was around 11PM. if i miss the i have to stay without sleep. so i turned back pick a bus at 10.45PM. reached tirupati railway station 12AM Midnight. 800 meters walk from bus stand to railway station and then entered in vishnu nivasam. i realized there is no place to sleep. decided to wake up for whole night (just few hours 4- that;s i love to daily by watching outdated tv shows splitsvilla,BB, Movies etc) . but there is a small place behind my locker room. around 12.30 i tried book a ticket.
15/2/2021 (day 4 return journey) tirupati travel guide
5.40 from tirupati to kacheguda. ticket confirmed. set alarm for 5AM but woke up 4.30 due to sound by others. picked bag boarded train came to hyderabad to 4PM. (remembering experience (realized who am i ) my place / position in the world got some mature behaviour).
expected: 2000 only consumed 1000 (train fares hyd to ttpy 377 , 477)
shopping budget also has to allocate incase of family.
wanna go 2nd time to direct tirumala not tirupathi.
worst food they sell you around 2X rates. and the quality worst.