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Special Darshan tickets are no longer available for sale in Tirupati or Tirumala. You can only buy it online (At least one day in advance) by paying Rs.300.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Special Darshan tickets are no longer available for sale in Tirupati or Tirumala. You can only buy it online (At least one day in advance) by paying Rs.300.

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You can reach Tirupati by flight/train/bus or by car from Hyderabad or Chennai. But you must be organised and therefore it is very important to make prior arrangements vide their website and make advance bookings. I preferred the Chennai route because i was familiar to it and took me 3.5 hours by car to reach Tirupati, ie one way, good... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family recently visited Tirumala Temple for blessings from Lord Balaji. We're regular visitors and this time around, we had a truly satisfying moments with Lord Balaji- excellent queue management near the inner temple, no usual pushing and rushing through the crowd. We could spend some time really praying!! Excellent crowd management by TTD staff and nothing but all around... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Took Rs. 300 online ticket, got Darshan in 1.5 hours. Was expecting atleast 4-7 hour queue based on crowd outside the temple. Very clean as well. Do take liquids and light snacks with you, they do allow it till the last part of the queue. Purchase of these from queue complex might be little overpriced. Better keep your mobile phones... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

> Overall experience- Good, could have been “managed” better by the temple committee > Went by Car from Chennai to Tirupati, through NH 205, road is good and the scenery especially once you get closer to Tirupati, is splendorous. On reaching the Tirumala base, there’s a long queue for the strip search of the car, takes about 15-30mins (anything close... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This temple is most popular among pilgrimages in India. Its one of rich temples of India. Its one of 108 divya desam of Lord Vishnu. One should prebook Rs 300/- Special Darshan ticket before reaching their. Still need to wait 2 to three hours for Darshan of few seconds. Better to avoid weekends, if you are with family. Don't forget... More 

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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

With the on-line registration the waiting is now only 1 hr compared to 3 to 4 hrs. for 300 coupons. There is still a lot of scope for improvement

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had a very awful experience. In Mecca, in 2014, 2089053 people perform their pilgrimage in proper and organised manner on the day of the Hajj. The city and organisation ensure that proper system is in placed. However, Tirupati is not able to manage 59,466 pilgrims on a single day. We were rather shocked to see the poor management, poor... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Seriously felt too sad that I came out crying from the Temple. This is not a way the God has to be treated. Waking him up early morning at 3AM and making him sleep past midnight, we are seriously subjecting cruelty to the almighty here. No proper food, no proper rest, the amount of heat generation OMG- too much. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good dharshan and good day at tirupathi Temple enjoy the travel and hope this will be for every one Good dharshan and good day at tirupathi Temple enjoy the travel and hope this will be for every one Good dharshan and good day at tirupathi Temple enjoy the travel and hope this will be for every one

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