Tirupati is the most familiar holy place. Most of the people visit Tirupati to get the Darshan of Lord Venkateswara. There are various types of darshans are available to the devotees. Everyday about 50000 to 60000 crowds will come to Tirupati. You can reach Tirupati by hiring a car from Chennai to Tirupati Car Rental services. There are many Car Rentals in Chennai, choose the best car rental company which provides service to Tirupati.
Divya Darshan will offer to the devotees who are reaching Tirumala on foot through Alipiri and Srivari Mettlu.
TTD arrange separate entrance queue for Divya Darshan. They are also provided with free accommodation and free locker facility. Free meals can also be provided at Annaprasada Bhavan.
The free luggage counter has provided at Alipiri where the devotees can deposit their luggage and get the receipt. After they reached Tirumala they collect their baggage.
From the railway station, TTD provides free bus facility to Alipiri and Srivari Mettlu. After reaching the respective places, you can start your trekking. Approximately 3550 steps are available from Alipiri to Tirumala. The Divya darshan is issued at Galigopuram.
The other way to reach Tirumala is Srivari mettlu. This way is permitted from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This is the shortest route. The Divya darshan tickets are issued at 1000th step.
Facilities offered by TTD
- Drinking water facility along the footpath
- Shelters at important places to take rest
- Toilet facilities are available
- Security guards at important places
- Along the route the food items are provided
- Constant guards by security forces to prevent pilgrims form cheated by unfit elements
- Toilets also available
- Different food items are also provides for pilgrims along the route
- Medical assistance is provided for free
The timing for divya darshan varies every day. During the normal days, it will take around 3 to 4 hours. During the holidays and special occasions, it will take around 10 hours.
TTD Darshan list
Sarva Darshan – Free Darshan
There is no need to buy tickets. The devotees can directly enter into the queue.
This is for the pedestrians via Srivari meetu and Alipiri route. This is free of cost, free accommodation and free locker facilities.
Sudarshan Token Darshan
It is to minimize the waiting time in queues. The cost of the ticket is Rs.50
Seegra Darshan – Quick Darshan
The ticket cost is Rs.300 and special queue for this darshan with 2 laddus for free.