Friday, September 14, 2007

Chennai to Tirumala: Details about the devotional trip

I had a long time plan to go Tirupathi temple, due to circumstances the plan got postponed for more than a month. When I went yesterday to book the ticket in Chennai, the counter was closed at 4.00PM itself. I got frustrated, most of us can allocate time to book tickets only after working hours. When they close the counter by 4.00 PM , hardly everybody has to put at least half-a-day leave to book the ticket itself. Hope, working peoples can understand it is how tough to get leave very often. I request the management to extend the counter timing till 8.00PM.
Here, I wish to give few inputs about booking the tickets, transportation, accommodations, sevas etc., this will help you to plan accordingly without wasting your time.

Peoples in Chennai can book the darshan ticket at Balaji Temple situated at Venkatnarayana road. The address of the temple and edarshan counter timings is as follows.
No:26 (Old no:50)
Venkatnarayana Road,

eDarshan counter timings:
9.00 AM to 1.00 PM
2.00PM to 4.00PM
Saturday & Sunday
9.00 AM to 1.00 PM
2.00PM to 7.00PM
Tuesday Holiday

NOTE: Strictly each person has to appear in person to the counter to book the ticket. Tickets will be issued after getting electronic thumb impression and photo ( thr’o webcam) from each person. One person can’t get ticket for his whole family.

Availability thr'o SMS:
Tirumala Darshan Ticket availability status now on SMS, SMS to 6060

Bus timings and Fair to Tirumala:
Inside the temple, a separate transport wing is functioning through which you can book bus tickets.

Andrapradesh State Road Transport Corporation
Chennai point.
Direct Tirumala Services

Bus timings:
6.00, 6.45, 7.45, 8.30, 9.00, 9.30, 9.45, 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.30, 11.45, 12.15, 12.45, 13.15, 13.45, 14.00,14.15, 15.15, 15.45, 16.15, 16.45,17.15, 17.45, 18.45, 19.15, 19.45, 20.15, 21.00, 21.30, 22.00, 22.30, 23.00, 23.30, 23.45, 23.59.

Fare Rs:85/- for tirumala ( Including reservation fee)
Fare Rs.61/- for tirupathi ( Including reservation fee)
Departure from Bay no:27 & 28
Contact number: 044-24792233
IVRS: 24792288
Cell: 9444160990

Buses are boarding at
Plat form no:3
Counter timings: 10 AM to 4.00PM
NOTE: Return Journey tickets are not available in this counter.

You can also contact T.T.D Information center, Chennai which is also situated on the first floor of the temple.

T.T.D Information Center
I Floor, no:26 (Old no:50)
Venkatnarayana Road,

Working hours:
9.00Am to 1.00PM
4.00PM to 8.00 PM
All Saturdays & Sundays are working days.
All Tuesday and 2nd Monday are holidays.
PH: 044-24343535, 24346219

You can also contact Tirumala, Tirupathi directly for further details.
Contact details: 0877-2277777, 2233333
Call centre no: 0877-2233333

Online booking for rooms & accommodations are available at
The sevas can be reserved by sending D.D (Separate D.D for seva) taken in favour of “The Executive Office”, T.T Devasthanam, Tirupathi, payable at Tirumala. Enclosed with a covering letter addressed to “The Peshkar”, T.T Devasthanam, Tirumala-517504. Four months in advance booking for all sevas, for abhishekam 10 years advance booking. All sevas are subjected to availability.

A.P Tourism is also running A/C Volvo bus from Chennai to Tirupathi. A one day package Rs.1000 per person which includes food,darshan etc.,, the bus will be depart from Chennai at morning 5.30 AM and will reach Tirumala by 10.30AM, darshan will be around 1.00PM and darshan of Alamalu Thayar around 5.00Pm and will return to Chennai by 10.00PM.

For further details contact:
A.P Tourism,
Tirupathi Balaji Dharsan,
Daily Tour A/C Volvo bus,
Main Booking Office:
Swarnandra tours,
1, Soundarajan street,
T.Nagar, Chennai – 17.
PH: 24333010, 24331977
Landmark: Opp. HDFC Bank


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very useful info indeed. thanks a lot.

Raja said...

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Arun said...

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Vinod said...

Thanks for your information.......

ramanathan said...

thanks raja, i got a lot of inputs from ur msg, else i might have wasted lot of time

selva said...

Thanks raja, It is indeed a rfantastic job u have done. Infact respective organised TTd websites could not provide such info u provided . Congrats

devarajan said...

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Preethi said...

Thank You Mr.Raja, i was infact searching for all these information spending about two to three hours, you gave us all relevant info in one place.

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jay said...

when can we buy tirumala laddus in t nagar? give the timings

Ravi Chandran said...

I took Volvo A/C bus from Burkit Road - T.Nagar - chennai which left by 5.10 a.m in the morning on 5th May 2012. Bus was full. We reached Tirupati around 8.30 a.m for a free breakfast in Hotel Sindu. Then from Tirupati bus-stand we left by APSRTC bus to Tirumala. Seegara darshan ticket was organised by APTDC Guide and we entered the temple around 10.15 a.m and finished the darshan at around 11.45 a.m. The darshan was very fantastic and we all assembled at around 1.30 p.m near shop no.93. Enough time was given to us for purchase of photos etc., and 2 free laddu's were given to us by the guide. We left Tirumala to tirupati again by APSRTC and boarded the Volvo near the checkpost gate. Had our lunch in the same Sindu hotel. Left for Tiruchannur and had good darshan at around 4.30 p.m and we left around 5.00 p.m and reached T.Nagar - chennai at around 8.30 p.m sameday. The overall experience is excellent.

Thiagarajan R said...

Ravi Chandran, Is it possible to provide the contact number for booking complete trip to Tirumala including Darshan from Burkit Road, T Nagar?

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