Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

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About Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Saturday: 5.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Sunday: 5.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a very popular temple located in the hill town of Tirumala or Tirupati at an altitude of about 2799 feet, in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This is a temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is a landmark temple for every Vaishnavaite.

This temple is on the bucket list of almost all Hindus around the world. The Tirupati hill comprises of seven peaks and represents the seven heads of Adisesha, and Tirumala Venkateshwara temple is, hence, also called “the temple of the seven hills.” Constructed in Dravidian architecture, it is said that the construction started in 300 AD. It is also the richest temple in the world as it possesses most wealth and constantly gets donations from all over the world. Several devotees also walk up the hill instead of driving up as part of their extreme belief and devotion for Lord Venkateshwara.

This temple has used the most gold in its construction and also has a golden entrance which is known as Bangaruvakilu.

The town is easily accessible from all major cities in the South of India. There are buses plying to Tirupati throughout the day and several trains are also available.

What travellers are saying about Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

32 traveller reviews for Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

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Manas ranjan singh

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  • Manas ranjan singh
  • 1 Review
  •  26 readers

"Tirupati Travel"

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswaraya Temple is a Hindu Culture Temple. Temple inside area is so clean and looking more attractive places all of the sides inside this area. Most attraction time when going to Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswaraya temple by bus you have cross the 27 kilometres Turning hills GHATI.
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Anujkumar

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  • Anujkumar
  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  28 readers

"A place where real good lives."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a wonderful and pleasant experience one should visit in his life time. Covered with 7 beautiful Green mountains with an essences of God's love and creation. Stories tell that God himself became status on this sacred mountain. Get to see devotees front all over the country. Well maintained place with all the facilities needed for pilgrims.
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Tushar Patoliya

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  • Tushar Patoliya
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 48 photos
  • 54 Reviews
  •  143 helpful votes
  •  23093 readers

"Tirumala Tirupati devasthanam"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2017
We left for Temple darshan in the morning by 9 o'clock by car.
Reached entrance by 10:30.
We didn't book Special darshan as our plan to visit was sudden.
Make sure you book Special darshan at a cost of 300 INR. Or else like me and my mother you have to wait unlimited time.
We were at the queue compartment since 11 am and lucky to get darshan by 9:30 pm.
Facilities provided by Mandir is too good lunch, dinner, tea, cleanliness.
Ladoos are speciality don't miss that, I would rather suggest to go on your feet and get Divya darshan entry.
Most important thing if you go by your own car.
Don't over speed while getting up or down.
Or else take a hold so that you will not have to pay fine, which I already paid.
They are tracking your speed by timing at toll entrance and exit.
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Harsha Anjanappa

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  • Harsha Anjanappa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 736 photos
  • 55 Reviews
  •  244 helpful votes
  •  24134 readers

"Must Visit temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017
Lord Balaji temple is definitely THE reason devotees go to Tirupati. It's definitely a humble experience, but do your research well to ensure a smooth and quick darshan. Book your tickets (and extra ladoos) online, select the date and time slots well (mid week, non vacation/ festive periods, early morning/ evening preferred) and be there on time. There are specific dress codes and restrictions about what you can carry with you in the temple. So research ahead to avoid last minute hassle. Lastly, there are time restrictions on travel time from base of the mountain from toll gate till the temple and vise versa. So keep a check on the speed of your car to avoid penalty.
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Raja rajeswari S

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  • Raja rajeswari S
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4375 readers

"Darshan is really eye catching"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 18, 2016
The darshan is really eye catching. Though there is lot of rush the darshan is organised very well. We can book either online through Tirumala. Org or through any TTD office or in person. Special darshan is Rs. 300 and we can have darshan within 3 or 4 hours. Senior citizens have separate darshan timings.
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Dhanesh Kumar

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  • Dhanesh Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 photos
  • 50 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  35936 readers

"Masterpiece"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
Balaji Temple is a masterpiece known for its crowd management, having decent facilities and excellent fooding and ladoos. A must visit place where you can feel the patience and faith of visitors who arrive here from all parts of India.
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Hari Koneri

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  • Hari Koneri
  • 1 Review
  •  437 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2016
All my family went for darshan and we had superb darshan. Sightseeing is also superb. Don't take large back pack. All luggages can be stored in the rooms locker. You can take cameras and mobiles with you.
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Rajurani Rajurani

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  • Rajurani Rajurani
  • Lives in Gudur
  • 1 Review
  •  443 readers

"Tirumala Temple is a very beautiful bhakti place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2016
Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a very beautiful devotional place, so everyone should visit that place. Tirumala is located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
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Neelima  Nagabhusha

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  • Neelima Nagabhusha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  479 readers

"Great Holy Place in AP"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is one of the well known venkateshwara temple that located in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. Tirupathi turned as a famous Hindu pilgrim city because of Tirumala temple, which welcomes lakhs of people in a day. Devotees have a great faith in god (Lord Venkateshwara). Even it is sited too far, many devotees from every corner will visit this Paradise. Once you reach the place you will forget all the hustles and bustles in your life as it offer a peaceful, fresh and divine breeze which refresh your body and mind. There are many other attractions to explore like Iskon Temple, Govindaraja Temple, Padmavathi Temple, Tiruchanoor Temple and many others.

I visited Tirumala last year during the summer holidays with my family. The friendly atmosphere and heart soothing scenic nature welcomed me in a great way. Maintenance is very good, but beware of robbers. Once you enter the city, you should be very cautious as there is a possibility of robbery. People and the Devasthanam staff are very friendly. We had made an online booking for Kalyanotsavam in advance, so we have done with darshan with in 2-3 hours. In compartments the climate was too calm and moreover, we got a free food from trust. Overall security was tight in every checkpoint and they won't allow to take even knife and tobacco by mistake.

After Darshan we came out and stand in a queue for ladoos for 1 hour.Over all the experience was good and i suggest my friends to visit.
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Ramakrishna Annamaneedi

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  • Ramakrishna Annamaneedi
  • Lives in Ramachandrapuram
  • 1 Review
  •  491 readers

"Great holy place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2015
Great holy place and good vacation place, where the God's charm and holiness of the temple is felt. The temple surrounding with many maths and devotees with tonsure will be nice to see.
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