Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati

Sri Venkateswara Temple

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About Sri Venkateswara Temple

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Sri Venkateswara Temple is one of the ancient and holy temples, which is located at the 7th peak of the Venkata Tirumala Hill. This temple is situated to the south of Sri Swami Pushkarini River and has been built in the traditional Dravidian architectural style. It measures 80 min width and 123 m in length.

Within its total area of around 2.2 acres, the temple houses an idol of Lord Venkateswara, which is about 8 ft in height. The idol stands under the gold gilded dome, which is known as Ananda Nilaya Divya Vimana. The eyes of this idol are covered with a tilak of camphor and are ornamented with some of the precious and semi-precious stones.

What travellers are saying about Sri Venkateswara Temple

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  • Good 6
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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161 traveller reviews for Sri Venkateswara Temple

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Onkar tukaram dhandure

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  • Onkar tukaram dhandure
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  55 readers

"Very wonderful place to spend long weekends."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place was best to enjoy amazing weekends. Everyone visited here again and again wants to visit this wonderful place. There are many other sites to visit near this temple and that are balaji padalu, akashganga, patalganga, papnashi, shilatoranam, shri kalahasti temple, etc.
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Arun Kapoor

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  • Arun Kapoor
  • 2 Reviews
  •  86 readers

"Govinda- My Lord- My Balaji"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A must visit at least once in a lifetime. Once you are there, I long for visiting the Lord again and again, such is an attraction, devotion, eternal satisfaction, like Moksha. It took about two hours to go through the entire route and had a heart full Darshana. Ladu Parshad is unmatched and very tasty and this Dil Mange More. Jai Balaji. Jai Govinda.
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Vinay kumar

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  • Vinay kumar
  • 10 Reviews
  •  201 readers

"Divine temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2017
One must visit atleast once in life time this temple and get darshan of balaji and divine temple. Some times you get faster darshan with paid or you can book for sevas also.
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Himanshu Khandelwal

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  • Himanshu Khandelwal
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 56 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  55 helpful votes
  •  3172 readers

"Very big & peaceful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2017
Must visit if you are in Tirupati. Just 1 Hrs journey from Tirupati to Tirumala & then free bus available from Tirumala to Tirupati temple (10 min journey)
1) Purchase Laddu if you visit in temple (yummy
2)Take VIP Darshan ticket of Rs 300 if you have limited time (Still VIP Darshan take 2
3)Take water bottle because their is too long queue & take 2-3 Hrs
4)No camera & Mobile allowed in temple premises
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Vernkata kali prasad

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  • Vernkata kali prasad
  • 9 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  530 readers

"Awesome darshan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2017
Lucky to have done with darshan of Lord Venkateswara in about an hour Ticket is Rs 300 and can be booked online in advance.
Buses and cabs carry pilgrims to the hill on a picturesque ghat road of about 23 Km.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 306 photos
  • 201 Reviews
  •  347 helpful votes
  •  130476 readers

"The Bliss"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2017
Visiting this temple will remain as a bookmark in my life. I was overwhelmed with the Lord Venkateshwara's Darshan. Being a north indian I had some hesitation before reaching there, but once after reaching I felt all things like my neighborhood. The huge permises of temple welcomes millions of pilgrimages throughout the year. The laddoo Prasad is really awesome can only be taken from here. The evening classical bhajans and lights make goose bumps of everyone. Totally recommendable to person curious to know or come here. Normal queue for the temple in off season will take 4 to 5 hrs however the special darshan takes 2 to 3 hrs in off days.
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Narasingh rao kavuru

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  • Narasingh rao kavuru
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  995 readers

"Quick Darshan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2016
It was a pleasant surprise for us to complete the darshan within an hour. I had visited the temple several times but this one is fastest. However the heavy pushing nearer to the God is as usual. We feel blessed. People have to follow certain traditional clothing code, such as Male to wear Lungi/ Dhoti/ Pyjama Chudidhar and ladies to wear Sarees/ Kurta pyjama with chunni.
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Joydeep sen

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  • Joydeep sen
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews
  •  85 helpful votes
  •  77829 readers

"Govindayo !!!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2016
I booked INR 300 ticket through TTD website. I went twice in this year. One was on a Saturday in July which took around 1. 5 hrs for darshan and other in on a Wednesday in October which took 2. 15 hours. It was well maintained until you are entering into stares for crossing the bridge to the temple. Sitting arrangement is given before that only. From the entrance both paid and unpaid lines are same. And a huge chaos. Lack of proper management for managing the queue, Security personnel talks in only telugu!! Darshan is a thing which can cherish for life. Then prasadam and laddu from laddu counter. I saw many people with Jeans Pants!!!
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Osuri devendra Phanikar

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  • Osuri devendra Phanikar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 13 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  770 readers

"The best temple in the World"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2016
Lord of Lords has been seated on Tirumala hills. The most powerful divine destination on the earth. Lord of Lord Sri Venkateswara Prabhu has been blessing his devotees from Tirumala. The best devine experience possible one will have on Tirumala hills.
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Joeeta srijith

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  • Joeeta srijith
  • 2 Reviews
  •  750 readers

"Awesome arrangement"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2016
Temple is very well managed. Neat and tidy. Very Organised system of entry and darshan. Overall an awesome experience. We get good food and divine atmosphere. Arrangements are very people friendly. Drinking water and washroom arrangements are good. Staff is cooperating.
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