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Tirupati-Tirumala

Tirupati-Tirumala (Venkateswara Temple)

Timing - All days of the week

2:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Distance between Tirupati to

Chennai - 171.5 km

Bangalore - 268.9 km

Hyderabad - 561.5 km

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Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of KaliYuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntham and Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Lord Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.

Did You Know?

The Tirupati temple is amongst the richest temples in the world. You will see people giving away bags of gold and other valuables at the Sri Vari Hundi here. It is believed that up to a whopping Rs. 650 crores are collected in donations every year.

Story behind the donations: It is believed that Lord Srinivasa had to make arrangements for his wedding. Lord Kubera credited money to Lord Venkateswara (a form of the god Vishnu) for his marriage with Padmavathi.  Together, Srinivasa and Padmavathi lived for all eternity while Goddess Lakshmi, understanding the commitments of Lord Vishnu, chose to live in his heart forever. In remembrance of this, devotees go to Tirupati to donate money in Venkateswara's hundi (donation pot) so that he can pay it back to Kubera. The hundi collections go as high as 22.5 million INR a day. Devotees offer gold as a token of their love for God.

Where To Stay

While there are many hotels in Tirupati, available at Rs. 1000-3000 per night.

Insider Tip

Book your trip to Tirupati temple darshan at least a month in advance as about 60,000 pilgrims visit it every day, making it one of the most visited temples in the world. You can also book a VIP break darshan that gets you inside the main chamber within four hours.

Darshan at Tirumala are in three categories:

(1) Free

(2) Queue for Rs. 50/-

(3) Queue for Rs. 300/-. On different days of the week the queue for Rs. 300/- opens for different hours. In this queue, Lord Balaji gives you appointment at a fixed hour and you don't have to wait in the queue for more than 3 hours. You can rest in your hotel room and come at the appointed hour.

Free Darshan: are open round the clock.

Break Darshan: It is the type of Darshan for the VIP-s. The timings are given below:

 DAY                 MORNING                          EVENING

MONDAY             5.00 AM TO 5.45AM        7.00 PM TO 7.45 PM

TUESDAY             6.30 AM TO 7.00 AM       7.00 PM TO 7.30 PM

WEDENSDAY      6.30 AM TO 7.00 AM       7.00 PM TO 7.30PM

THURS DAY         6.30 AM TO 7.00 AM       7.00 PM TO 7.30PM

FRIDAY 8.00 AM TO 8.30 AM       NO BREAK

SATURDAY          5.00 AM  TO  5.30 AM     NO BREAK

SUNDAY               5.00 AM  TO  5.30 AM     NO BREAK

It costs Rs.500/- per person. Inclusive of waiting time, the Break darshan takes about 2.5 to 3 hours which includes waiting time.It has different layers like the L1, L2 and L3. There are different rules applicable for L1,L2 and L3 levels of Break darshan.

L1: The L1 are the VVIP officials like the Judges, Highly Influential Political leaders or the Higher Cadre officials of the Government Organizations. Benefits of L1 darshan are there will be          Harathi, Theertham and line movement will be slow and they are allowed to stay in front of idol for some time. It usually takes more time for Darshan, like 45-50 mins.

L2:.TTD Employees and Family members and Next level of officials. Benefits are Harathi is available and line will be smooth. It will take 30-45 mins for darshan.

L3: Any type of recommendation letters who is not directly related to L1 and L2 falls under this category. For this darshan, line will be crowded. It is a quick darshan.

Procedure:

VIP Break L2 darshan for TTD employees and family members:

1)      TTD family members should carry the ID card with Family members photo imprinted on the back.

VIP Break L3 darshan for recommended letters:

1)      Recommendation letters from MLA-s, MP-s, Ministers,higher Cadre Officials, TTD employees and so on. Should be addressed to Executive Officer or Joint Executive Officer, TTD.

2)      Along with recommendation letter at J.E.O Camp Office, one should provide finger prints, active mobile numbers and photocopy of ID proof to be submitted.

3)      12 PM is the cut off time, letters received will be processed for the darshan on next day.

4)      If recommendation letter is considered, an SMS will be delivered to the registered mobile number on the same day evening.

5)      After receiving SMS, pilgrim should display SMS and Photo ID proof at MBC 34.

6)      Tickets will be issued in a bio-metric system (fingerprints) so that it is not transferrable.

7)      There is no cancellation or postponement of darshan timings. If missed, pilgrim needs to re-apply for the tickets in the same procedure as described above.

What if you don’t receive SMS ?

1)      At the time of letter submission at J.E.O Camp Office, pilgrim will be provided with reference number related to letter acceptance and enrolment.

2)      If SMS is not received in time, pilgrim has to either check J.E.O Camp by 5:30 PM and if no one is available, Break Darshan status can be checked at MBC 34 counter.

How to Reach Tirupati ?

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By Train: Confused about how to go to Tirupati? Travellers can board trains to Tirupati from anywhere in India. Tirupati railway station is a major railway station. Instead of looking for a direct Tirupati train, you can also go to Renigunta station which lies on the Delhi – Trivandrum route. Check the Tirupati train timetable to know about the timings of special trains during festive seasons.

Nearest Airport: Taking the aerial route is always the answer to the question of how to reach Tirupati fast. Tirupati airport is located at a distance of 15kms from the city centre near to Renigunta. Flights to Tirupati are available from major metropolia like Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Flights to Tirupati needs early booking during festive seasons so as to avoid high rates.

4 hour bus ride from Chennai

One of the simplest ways to reach the hill town of Tirumala, is a four hour bus ride from Chennai. The capital of Tamil Nadu is well connected to Tirupati by road, with buses leaving from Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus (CMBT) every 30 minutes. So if you are somewhere around Chennai, take a comfortable bus ride to reach Tirupati. One can also take a train to Tirupati from Chennai, with trains like Sapthagiri Express originating from Chennai will drop you to Tirupati in 3 hours. But since obtaining train tickets is not easy, bus is the best option.

5 hour bus ride from Bangalore

If you are somewhere around Bangalore and are thinking to pack your bags to Chennai to get to Tirupati, then stop right there! There is a 5 hour bus ride to Tirumala from Bangalore itself. The frequency of the buses is also good, so reaching Tirupati will not be a problem from Bangalore. One can opt for trains too, as trains like Bangalore City – Tirupati SF Intercity Express, will also take you to Tirupati in six hours.

By Car/Cab: Tirupati travel can be a lot more exciting if you have a good spiritual mind. Travelling to Tirupati by car is one method you can adopt. Tirupati car rentals provide its customers with the best packages. By far, accessing Tirupati by road is the best mode of transportation that one can adopt considering the freedom of travel and time taken for it.


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