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Tirupati Tour

  Tirupati Tour TourCode : 1310
Duration  3 Days / 2 Nights
Destination
Route  Delhi-Chennai-Tirupati-Chennai-Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
tirupati

Tirupati

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chennai – On to Tirupati (150 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)

Welcome to Chennai, India’s fourth largest city. On arrival at Chennai airport or Chennai railway station, begin your tour of ‘Tirupati’. Proceed on a picturesque drive to Tirupati. On arrival, check in at the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay in Tirupati.

Day 2: In Tirupati

Today enjoy a city tour and visit the world’s most visited temple of Balaji for darshan of Lord Venkateshwara. The rest of the evening is free. Overnight stay in Tirupati.

Day 3: On to Chennai (150 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)

Today, bid farewell to the ‘Tirupati’ tour as you transfer to Chennai airport or Chennai railway station for your onward journey.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Tirupati is all about spiritualism. The temple houses a heavily garlanded idol of Sri Venkateswara before whom one is allowed only a few moments before the next enclosure load of visitors is to be ushered in. In that time you’ll see the stupendously opulent vimana covered in gold and finely sculpted columns. The ‘darshan’ is followed by a round of ‘prasad’, food that has been blessed by the deity and must be received with both hands cupped, right palm above the left one.

With over 50,000 devotees visiting the temple everyday, the darshans are very well organised and orderly. The temple offers a wide variety of darshans and sevas that suit most devotees. There are daily sevas, weekly ones and some sevas are performed only periodically. The different daily sevas are ones that are the most widely attended. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the everyday affairs of the temple, has made extensive arrangements in recent years to ease the troubles and streamline the massive inflow of devotees. TTD has built the Vaikuntam Queue Complex, which is a series on interconnected halls through which the devotees proceed towards the main temple. Some of the daily sevas that you can take part in are Suprabhatam, Thomala Service, Archana, Archanananthara Darshanam, Amanthranotsavam, Ekantha Seva and Kalyanotsavam.

The darshans are held at different times of the day and tickets are in the range of Rs 100-200 only. Vijaya Bank issues the tickets a day in advance and if you want, you can also send a demand draft to the bank to book your tickets in advance. Since the space is limited, the bank issues only a limited number of tickets each day. There are also special darshans for the physically challenged and the aged. They are ushered into the main temple through a separate entrance.

For information on darshans contact TTD Info Centres.

Shopping

Shopping in Tirpupati is limited to buying various figures of the deities and CDs that recite the various shlokas available within the temple complex. You could also take some ”prasadam” or ‘laddu’ for your family and friends back home.

Eating Joints

Although it’s considered auspicious to eat at the temple, there are many eateries located all over Tirupati and Tirumala. In the temples food is served on banana leaves and a variety is available with the most popular being the ‘sweet rice’.

Other than that there are many stalls and restaurants offering south Indian cuisine. Some of the fine restaurants in Tirupati include- Manasa Restaurant, Palace Café, Pongali Restaurant, Andhra Spice, Sindhu Fast Food Center and Deepam Food Plaza.

Being one of India’s holy city, there are no bars and pubs in the city as drinking and smoking here is considered inauspicious and is thus a taboo. Instead the locals hang around temples eating laddus and listening to religious songs.

 

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