How to book a free darshan, accommodation details and more

With COVID-19 cases steadily declining in India, several institutions, temples, and tourist destinations have resumed normal operations. As part of the recent relaxations, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) temple has reopened for worshipers. The temple, which hosts Lord Venkateswara, has already started selling special entrance tickets from Friday, October 22 on its official website. The official TTD notice advises on details regarding reservations, followed by accommodation details and other options. The temple body offers two types of darshan tickets, including special entry darshan tickets (SED) and darshan slot tickets (SSD). While special entrance tickets will cost Rs 300 per ticket, Sarva darshan tickets are free and can be used by the general public.

Anyone planning to visit the famous Tirupati temple can now start booking the tickets for the same. Read on to learn how to book Tirupati tickets online.

Tirupati TTD online booking steps

  • Go to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams official website i.e., https://tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in/#/login
  • After that, click on the darshan booking link which will later take you to the main booking page.
  • Provide valid credentials and generate your login credentials.
  • Pay the required amount of Rs 300 after which you will receive a receipt informing you of the date and time slot of the visit.
  • The temple board, at a press conference, also informed about ticket reservations for Sarva’s slot darshan and said it will be released for reservation starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Tirupati Temple Council issues COVID-19 guidelines for worshipers

Amid the ongoing pandemic situation, the temple council has issued certain COVID-19 guidelines to be followed inside temple premises. In this context, the faithful must produce the vaccination certificate of receipt of their two doses or a recent negative COVID-19 certificate obtained at least 72 hours before the visit. In addition, wearing masks, maintaining sanitation and social distancing are also mandatory for worshipers. Speaking of the number of worshipers allowed for the visit, it is assumed that the temple council may increase the daily quota of tickets allocated to worshipers. Additionally, providing details on accommodation for worshipers, the temple board has informed that people can start making accommodation reservations from October 25, 2021, for the month of November.

Considered the richest Hindu temple in the world, Lord Venkateswara Shrine is located in Tirumala, near Tirupati, in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

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