Tirumala Venkateswara Temple


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Tirumala Venkateswara Temple Overview

Ranked 3 of 54 sightseeing in Tirupati

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.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -9:00 PM

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1 review

A waterfall and cave places are awesome

Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its Sri Venkateswara Temple sits atop one of the 7 peaks of Tirumala Hills, attracting scores of Hindu pilgrims. Sri Venkateswara National Park, home to the temple, also contains the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park with lions and primates.

Manas ranjan singh

Manas ranjan singh4.0/5

1 review

Tirupati Travel

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.



1 review

A place where real good lives.

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.
  • A place where real good lives.
  • A place where real good lives.
  • A place where real good lives.
  • A place where real good lives.

Tushar Patoliya

Tushar Patoliya4.3/5

101 reviews

Tirumala Tirupati devasthanam

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

Harsha Anjanappa5.0/5

57 reviews

Must Visit temple

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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  • Must Visit temple
  • Must Visit temple
  • Must Visit temple
  • Must Visit temple

Raja rajeswari S

Raja rajeswari S5.0/5

16 reviews

Darshan is really eye catching

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.

Dhanesh Kumar

Dhanesh Kumar5.0/5

50 reviews


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.

Hari Koneri

Hari Koneri5.0/5

1 review

Good place to visit

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.

Rajurani Rajurani

Rajurani Rajurani5.0/5

1 review

Tirumala Temple is a very beautiful bhakti place

Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a very beautiful devotional place, so everyone should visit that place. Tirumala is located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Neelima  Nagabhusha

Neelima Nagabhusha3.9/5

1 review

Great Holy Place in AP

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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