Tirupati, one of the most holy places is pilgrimaged by millions of people every year. Taking a trip can be extremely tedious and exhausting if there is no well scheduled plan in store. Starting with booking your tickets to arranging local transport throughout the trip in Tirupati including your hotel and fresh up rooms in Tirupati , you’ve got to sort it out well in advance.
Plan ahead well in advance
The Temple in Tirupati is one of those places where you cannot set your foot into unless you schedule your Darshan to one of those days which is neither a weekend nor a special day or a holiday. So plan for your trip and Darshan to fall on a dull and normal day so that you can avoid all the inconvenient traffic at the commute and the temple. Keeping in mind the festivals and auspicious days where the temple is going to be crowded to its maximum, it is advisable to plan ahead a well 2-3 months in advance otherwise you might end up with no place to stay. Tirupathi has now emerged with quite a few hotels that can be booked on an hourly basis and you are ready to go!
Travel in style!
One of the many advantages of pre planning is the availability of unlimited travel options, and not stick stringently to the last minute available seats. The best way to travel is to fly to Tirupati. The closest airport is the Tirupati International Airport in Renigunta, 15kms from North Tirupati. Once you reach the airport, if required, you can easily book a hotel for a few hours as per your convenience and resume your journey to Tirupati. But keep in mind to book your tickets way in advance to ensure a smooth execution of your planned trip.
Book your Housing
Due to the consistent rush in and around the temple premises and all round Tirupati, the hotels and inns are bound to get reserved and one might end up without a place to lodge which is the worst thing that could happen when everything else is pre planned. So book your hotels and avoid any hassles in your trip. If you are on a short trip and need a hotel just for a few hours, there are short stay hotels where you can check in any time you want to and stay for only as long as you want to and pay on an hourly basis.
As it is well known, the Darshan is the most hectic affair in Tirupati. Besides being the most awaited part of the trip, it is also the most strenuous and time consuming part. So, you can book your Darshan, Aarthi or any other Pilgrim Services directly from the Devasthanam’s website and not have to go through the long routes at the temple. This can be done online, way ahead of your trip, as well. A few of the not-to-be-missed places in there are the Papa Vinashanam Reservoir, a quaint water body which is said to be divine and washes away all sins once you bathe in the holy water. And also a little distance away from the temple is the picturesque Akashaganga, a waterfall, in which the holy deity’s idols are bathed.
It is always handy to have a local vehicle while in Tirupati to travel from the hotel to the temple and also up and about the area. There are also a lot of temples and other attractions which are a must watch in the region. And hiring a local vehicle for throughout the trip is the wisest option while in here A few of the not-to-be-missed places in there are the Papa Vinashanam Reservoir, a quaint water body which is said to be divine and washes away all sins once you bathe in the holy water. And also a little distance away from the temple is the picturesque Akashaganga, a waterfall, in which the holy deity’s idols are bathed.
Shreevari Padalu, a very auspicious mark, is the spot where Lord Venkateshwara placed his feet for the first time to get to the top of Narayanagiri Hill, one of the seven hills. And after completing the trip in here you can come down to the foot of the hills to visit Sri Kalahasti and Kanipakam, 2 very famous temples of all time.
You are all set to go. Have a Happy and a Safe trip!