India tour & travel

How to reach Tirumala hills ?

Tirumala hills Entrance Alipiri gate Tirumala is 27 KM from railway station and 22 KM from entrance of the Ghat road or entry point of Tirumala hills. It is 40 minutes drive from the entrance of the Ghat to the Tirumala temple town. The double lane Ghat road is having 4 sharp bends and in the up direction road. Going up and coming down roads are different and the return road is having 36 sharp bends. Both the starting and ending points of up( going ) and down ( returning ) roads are same but both follow different paths of the hills. Roads are well maintained and overtaking is not allowed in the Ghat road. Many caution and guide signal boards are available throughout the road with phone numbers of important persons to contact in case of any emergency.

TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) has established Kalyana Mandapams cum Information Centers at different places inside Andhra Pradesh and at all metropolitan cities within India. Accommodation booking can be done from these centers. The address are available at TTD information centers here.

Taxi rates are available at Tirupati railway stations and they are strictly followed. One can avail services of pre paid taxi stand. All charges includes the waiting time for accommodation booking at CRO office ( central reception office ) and dropping at allotted cottage / guest house.

Non-vegetarian food, liquor and smoking are prohibited on sacred hills.

Walking to Tirumala by foot from Tirupati

Entrance to climb Tirumala hills by foot Devotees can climb up Tirumala hills by the well built walkway provided by TTD. Many devotees use these steps to climb up the hills. The steps starts from foot of the hills known as Alipiri. This path is known as sopanamargas. The 11KM journey to top of the hill will take minimum three hours depending upon the persons. Throughout the walkway rest houses, security, canteen, toilets, drinking water stalls etc are available. Some places medical help with Ambulance also available. TTD providence facility to carry your luggage's free of charge to top of the hill.

Number of User Comments : 4



My wife and I went by walk to Tirumala on 12th September, 2011. I am 69 and wife 59 years old. We started at Alipiri at 6.05 AM and reached the top 3h 45' later. On the way we had breakfast. It was a delightful experience.


I am (aged 72 - having arthritis problem on left knee)my daughter 27 and my son 24 started climbing the hills at 7pm on 7-12-2011 (after returning from Kalahasti) and reached the top at about 10.30pm. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. My daughter did not sip water and did not take a single break to sit down. Lord Venkateswara gives all the strength and energy.
We got free darshan coupons. My children used the same - as a senior citizen I could avail the facility and could not use the coupon.




Alipiri is the best way to reach Tirumala. Once I suggested to walk thru alipiri. Biometric tickets are available at galigopuram for Divya darshan. U can leave ur baggage at the alipiri luggage counter and luggage reaches Tirumala in 2-3hrs
Remember to carry a camera to take some snapshots of nature

Post Comment

Vizag ( Visakhapatnam )

Araku Valley Photo gallery

Araku Valley photo gallery
Anantagiri hill resort near Araku
Paderu photo gallery
Chaparai  photo gallery
Padmavati garden at Araku

India Tourism Quiz

Test your knowledge on India by identifying these pictures of famous monuments / tourist places.

India Tourism Quiz ..

free registration for travle business