MYSORE TO TIRUPATHI
Tirupati is a city in Andhra Pradesh, India. Its Sri Venkateswara Temple, which is situated top of one of the Tirumala Hills' seven peaks, attracts a large number of Hindu devotees.
The temple is located in Sri Venkateswara Biosphere Reserve, which also houses the Sri Venkateswara Zoo Park, which has lions and primates. Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is located next to a beautiful waterfall and cave.
Mysore To Tirupathi Tour Itinerary
The first stop on your Tirupati Balaji itinerary is Tirumala Temple. Guests can save time on their Tirupati Balaji experience by booking darshan tickets online. There are tickets of varying prices that cut down on your queue time. Alternatively, if you fancy some physical activity, you can opt to climb the 2388 steps at Srivari Mettu. A free laddoo and darshan ticket greet you after the 2-hour taxing climb up to the hilltop. You can arrange for your luggage to be taken to the top if you plan to stay there after darshan.
Lord Varahaswamy Temple is very close to Tirumala Temple. Devotees creating an itinerary for Tirupati Balaji are encouraged to visit this temple first before worshipping Lord Venkateshwara at his temple. This beautiful shrine has a water enclosure and colorful sculptures built into the walls. Schedule your Tirumala darshan early in the day if you plan on returning to Tirupati in the evening. That way, you can hit up Tirumala Deer Park Reserve on your way back. The reserve is maintained by the temple trust, and is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Start your day on a good note by sampling the local breakfast of idli and sambhar. Do not forget to try out the famous tomato chutney, also known as red chutney. After visiting the auspicious temple on the first day of the trip, you can let loose on Day 2 by witnessing a geological wonder. Silathoranam, meaning rock and garland in the native Telugu language, is a stunning rock formation with a natural arch. This rock outcropping is surrounded by dense woods and well-maintained flora. The tall formation framed by blue skies and green grass makes for a pretty picture and is sure to lift your spirits.
Visit Shri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi, on the outskirts of Tirupati. Travel an hour from there to visit Sri Kalahasti Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.