Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state. The city is situated on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern portion of Karnataka state. It is India's third most populated city and fifth-most overcrowded urban agglomeration. The city is famously known as the hub of India's information technology domain. The distance between Tirupati and Bangalore is 253 km. The best way to reach Bangalore from Tirupati is via bus. APSRTC ply their daily buses between Tirupati and Bangalore. The ticket fare ranges between INR. 140 to above INR. 500, depending upon the type of bus.
Transport options from Tirupati to Bangalore
Tirupati to Bangalore By Bus: You can take a direct bus from Tirupati to Bangalore, that approximately takes four and a half hours. The Central Bus Stand of Tirupati is located in the city centre and you can easily reach there. This option is considered as an ideal option for backpackers and individual travellers.
Tirupati to Bangalore By Car: Hire a cab from Tirupati to Bangalore as it usually takes around four hours. Cost of cab generally varies from INR 9 to INR 25 per km, and it's totally depends upon the type of car. It is considered as an ideal option for group travellers, seniors and families with kids.
Tirupati to Bangalore By Train: You can also take a direct train from Tirupati to Bangalore, as it will take 4 to 5 hours approx. Tirupati Railway Station is located in the main city centre. Train is considered as suitable for groups and families with seniors and kids.
Bangalore -Tirumala (Tirupathi) was a two day trip. 615 km and we had loads of fun.
I recently did the Bangalore - Tirupathi Vari Temple -> Bangalore trip and here's the travelogue.
Preface This has been pending from past 5 years at least and we have not been able to decide or had the courage to go to Tirumala (Tirupathi) as were scared of the long queues as described by fellow friends etc. But this time we decided, lets do it and we did it :)
Route taken Took Bangalore- K.R.Puram Bridge- Hoskote- Kolar- Chittor-Palamner- irupathi-Tirumala. (Thanks to Mukesh from TAI).
Did all the research on the route and downloaded the same on the iPod Touch so that we can follow the guidelines. Had Google Maps connection all the way but did not really use it much as the route was pretty much simple and straight.
Packed some clothes for a changeover at Tirumala and carried some food stuff etc for kids as we were not very sure on what we will get on the way. But as fellow TAI'ns suggested we were expecting to get some South Indian snacks on the way at-least.
Started from Bangalore at 6:30 am from South Bangalore via Bannerghatta Road- Koramangala- Indranagar- Old Madras Road- K.R.Puram Bridge- Hoskote- Kolar- Chittor- Palamner- Tirupathi- Tirumala.
The distance by train is more than road but train journey is cheaper. Being a fast passenger offers only Non-AC reserved accommodation and is comfortable overnighter leaving Bangalore at 20:30 hrs and reaching at 5:30 hrs in the morning. Provides a convenient way to sleep and get fresh for making the darshan next day morning. As its a Fast Passenger category train, the fare works out to be just about Rs.175/- per head for the comfort provided for the section. On weekends the train tends to be more crowded but TTE and RPF ensure that only genuine reserved passengers are present in the reserved sleeper coaches .
KSRTC has both AC and Non AC buses, they have a good name and crew members develop a good rapo with travellers. Buses are in very good condition and are comfortable. They are always on time and do reach on time. They do not rash drive. Timely breaks are given in good hotels for refreshments. You can book on line KSRTC buses and show sms as ticket, must carry a copy of id proof and show the sms ticket to the conductor, go green no paper.
Journey from Bangalore to Tirupathi is an unforgettable memories in our life, we travelled from our home to various parts of the world or India. This journey from Bangalore to Ttirupathi can say a 100% safety because the roads here are maintained at high level distribution so that we can get a smooth journey in the bus or in any vehicle.
The kilometer from Bangalore to Tirupathi is 375 Kms, according to me one can travel this huge mileage of 370 with in a period of 9 to 10 hrs but the roads here can give a comfortable journey with in a span of four to five hrs. We will get a huge buses of various types such as ordinary buses, luxury, semi luxury, semi sleeper Etc. It is better to travel in a Government buses. First we get a stop in Chittoor which is 160 km from Bangalore here we can get a lunch and any food items here we get 30-40 minutes break. From Chitoor bus will dispatch to the Palamnear with in 40 minutes from Palamnear we get ghat section which is 17 kms in the forest.
After the ghat section we will get a village by name Chandragiri by which we can see the fort of Shree krishnadevaraya Grom Chandragiri we can go to Tirupathi Highway which is about 180 kms in National Highway if we don't want to go in National Highway we deviate to left side of Chandragiri 30 minutes of destination, we get Tirupathi from this safety and precautionary road we can also travel from Bangalore to Tirupathi in night time without any fear of accidents in the road sides. We can get a huge selling of food stuff 24hrs also I advice to travellers to go this side to Tirupathi.