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Tirumala Temple
Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Tirupati
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Owner description: Tirumala is a census town in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is a part of Tirupati Urban Development Authority and located in Tirupati mandal of Tirupati revenue division.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

True power there..you feel overwhelmed..ambiance is pretty good..very nice south indian food..Best of best place

Thank prashraj
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

few tips
plan well ahead and book the darshan ticket

travel light, this is not a vacation place, so better to travel in simple dhoti(veshti) and few shirts.

this is the time you will realise , how good and peacefull is the time withut mobile phones. SO try to avoid cell phones, if u r staying at cottage, leave them at the room itself, else u can leave it at mobile phone counter..

better to avoid footwear, u can walk all way at thirumala since its all clean and better to do that.

lot of eatry shop, so no need to worry abt it

regarding darshan, during the queue time, stay calm and just enjoy the wait rather than crib or letting your thought wander in so many other things.

there will be rush and push/pull,, but just stay calm and once u enter the main temple , watch and pray to lord balaji at your own will and wish..You will get your 10 secs of darshan , dont worry. just look at the mighty huge iidol and pray to him.

look at the gopuram

dont touch things just that many ppl do , so if u want to drop your offerings at the hundi , just do that , many ppl offer to touch the nearby idols and u can see the crowd follows.

drink water and try to get a spot to sit , and stay calm and absorb the postive energy , the wait and queue, to the temple is not to finish the darshan and rush outside. try to spend sometime in a place and absorb.

2  Thank H053R
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

we took an auto from Marisa samovar hotel tirupati at 9.45 am. reached srivari metlu at 10.30.paid 400 ,justified as it is about 20km.
we started our climb after breaking the traditional coconut. it was not a breeze, but neither very tedious. there are about 2350 steps. we reached in time for 1pm seegra Darshan.
.important points to note are
1.at 1250step they scan us for free Darshan for those who climb up. but if you have Seva tickets you can skip the queue for scan. we went on a holiday so there was a huge rush at that point.

2.the thought of climbing so many steps may be a deterrent but the atmosphere is such that, the religious fervour around, people lighting camphor at each step, applying Kumkum-turmeric,and children as young as 2-3yrs climbing up removes all inhibitions,and we are encouraged to move on, after reaching the last step everything feels like a dream.
I never imagined I could climb so many steps in a couple of hours

3.take rest between every 100 steps.
4.you get lemon soda, sweet lime juice, ice cream, butter milk and seasonal fruits on the way.
4.good drinking water is available all along.
5.toilet facilities are available.
6.carry only ID proof and money.
7.leave cell phone and chappal at hotel
8.carry dhoti or you can buy it on top at rituals.
9.carrying ORS packet and mixing it in juice which you buy will help. cramps and muscle pain are avoided.
10.we had to report near ATC parking at 1pm. from there we just had to move along and we're out by 2pm.
11.darshan of lord always fills me with unknown ecstasy, though it lasts only for 15seconds it is worth every effort.

2  Thank Jayaiyer
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited after by walk journey through sruvari mettu. Which took 3hrs. Comfortable because lot of devotes are there so you will not feel tried. After reaching hill shirne you will feel like in heaven. Neat n clean roads organized Darshan. Lot of lodging n boarding. Free meals a lot many. Truely devotional. Govinda Govinda

1  Thank Madhu M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Tirumala houses the famous venkateswara temple and is thronged by lakhs of people to have a darshan of the lord. It is situated between the seven hills. The temple can be accessed by bus, car or van. It can also be reached by trekking through 2 routes. One is Alipiri which is a longer trek of minimum 4 hours. The second one is srivari mettu. It is a shorter trek mainly through 2388 steps. At a certain point of the trekking one is issued footpath darshan passes for darshan. Srivari mettu takes about 2 hours trek and is opened between 6 am and 5 pm. U have facility of depositing ur luggages at the entrance.
There is annadana or free food for all the pilgrims. At the top there are free buses to transport pilgrims from one point to another.
One has to book in advance at ttdsevaonline.com for performing sevas, special darshan, accommodation and ladoo prasad.

1  Thank Meera M
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