Prerequisite things to be done before planning journey to Tirupati.
First, decide how to go. I don’t recommend traveling by bus if you need to travel more than 400 Kms. There are many trains to Tirupati from Chennai. So if you’re starting from Tamil nadu then it is better reach Chennai first. Or if you’re having a good budget then plan your journey from any of your nearest airport. Don’t book tickets before you confirm the accommodation, dharsan date and time.
TTD online booking
(login to www.ttdsevaonline.com to access ttd online booking)
Before planning your journey to Tirupati, first go to ttd online and check the dharsan and accommodation availability.
Don’t seek any help from agents because we can get things done using the ttd online booking itself. Just signup for an account at ttd online and access ttd reservation portal. Book the dharsan dates and timing as per your convenience. Please keep the soft copy of you passport size photo and id proof ready while booking ttd darshanam.
Secondly, try to book accommodation online in tirupati devasthanam lodging facilities which is available at both Tirumala and Tirupati. If not, then book any of the best hotels in Tirupati using makemytrip or trivago etc. Once you confirmed the dharsan dates and accomodation then immediately book your bus/train/flight ticket.
300 Rupees Dharsan token or Free dharsan:
Always, I prefer to get Rs 300 dharsan token. This is because of 2 benefits
- We can get 4 laddu’s for a single person. (Hence waiting in a long queue for addition laddu is not required)
- Dharsan waiting time will not be more than 3 hours.
If you decide to opt for free dharsan then my recommendation is use Srivari mettu way. Tirupati devasthanam gives special way for people who’re coming from Srivari mettu and waiting time will some what equal to Rs 300 Dharsan token. Don’t forget to read my article about best plan to visit Tirumala Tirupati before planning your journey to Tirupati.
I hope you’ve got an idea about how to plan your journey to tirupati from Tamil nadu. Comment below if you have any question regarding ttd online booking. Thanks for reading. Share this article if you like.