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Alipiri Mettu Tirumala Darshan

A big Garuda Statute is present at Alipiri Entrance to Tirumala.

Route Details – Distance & Timings

  • Alipiri Mettu Route is having a total distance journey of 9 km with no. of steps counting to 3600 (approx). People generally take 3 – 4 hours to reach Tirumala temple via this route. However, the time taken differs from one person to another.
  • TTD provides a free bus facility from Tirupati railway station and bus stand to Alipiri Mettu starting point. Alipiri Mettu is 4 km from the bus stand and railway station. From Alipiri Mettu Entrance, pilgrims can start the journey to the temple by walk.
  • Alipiri Mettu route is open for 24 hours. Pilgrims can start their journey anytime.
  • Walking Routes: Alipiri Mettu, Srivari Mettu
  • Required Time: 2-4 hours
  • Total Distance: 2.1 km (Srivari Mettu). 9 km (Alipiri Mettu)
  • Number of Steps: 3600 (Alipiri Mettu). 2400 (Srivari Mettu)
  • Route Timings: 24 hours (Alipiri Mettu) / 6 AM to 6 PM (Srivari Mettu)

There are two stone footpath routes leading to Tirumala for the pilgrims who would like to do Tirumala darshan by walk. They are Alipiri Mettu and Srivari Mettu. These routes are known as Sopana Marg. The pilgrims who trek Alipiri & Srivari Mettu routes to reach Tirumala come under the category of Divya Darshan.

Tirumala Darshan by Walk

Route Comparison between Alipiri Mettu and Srivari Mettu

Tirumala Darshan By Walk Alipiri Mettu Route Srivari Mettu Route
Total Distance 9 Km 2.1 Km
Number of Steps 3600 (approx) 2400 (approx)
Time Taken 3 – 4 Hours 1.5 – 2 Hours
Opening & Closing Time 24 hours open 6 PM, strictly closed at nightm
Distance from Tirupati Bus Stand & Railway Station 4 km to Alipiri Entrance 17 km to Srivari Entrance
Meaning of Route Name Resting Places Shoes of God

Trekking Guide – Starting Point & Bio-Metric Token

  • Trekkers can find a big Garuda statue at the foot of Sheshachalam hills. This point is known as Alipiri Entrance or Alipiri Starting Point.
  • The initial steps of the journey will take more time since they are very steep. However, most of the path is covered with concrete roofs. TTD has facilitated this construction so that pilgrims can walk even during hot sunlight and heavy rains.
  • Gaali Gopuram – There is a Divya Darshan Bio-Metric Token facility available at Gaali Gopuram Entrance. The token facility is provided for free and it is open for 24 hours. After collecting the tokens, pilgrims need to report the temple within 24 hours.
  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple – There is a Divya Darshan Token Checking Point available at this temple which is at step no. 2850. Here, Divya Darshan token needs to be stamped for verification. Without stamping, the token will be considered invalid.
  • Then pilgrims may proceed to Mokalla Parvatham and after 300-400 steep steps, pilgrims will reach Tirumala entrance.
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  • 1. What is the advance amount to be paid?

    Half the package amount is considered as advance amount.

  • 2.TTD whatsapp number ?

    An Whatsapp Number- 9399399399 and an Email: helpdesk@tirumala.org .

  • 3. Is ticket amount refundable?

    No, Ticket amount cannot be refunded because Tirupati special entry tickets cannot be postponed or cancelled .

  • 4. Is Darshan tickets are guaranteed or confirmed?

    Yes, We always confirm the darshan tickets over Email or Whatsapp .

  • 5. What is the advantage of booking through Padmavathi Travels ?

    100% confirmed balaji darshan , Our driver will act as a guide in tirupati, in this hectic lifestyle in just one day you can take the darshan with our customized Itinerary.



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