Tirupati Darshan for Senior Citizens, Timings, and Booking Procedure

Tirupati Darshan for Senior Citizens, Darshan Timings, and booking procedure

Pilgrims who are 65 years of age and older can avail of free Darshan. For the benefit of older people who are unable to wait in line for extended periods, TTD introduced this darshan. Senior citizen tickets are not yet available in Tirumala for offline booking. Online booking of Darshan tickets will be allowed for Darshan. Darshan tickets must be reserved in advance when the quota for a certain month is announced.

Senior Citizen Darshan reporting

  • Reporting place: South Mada Street, near the Bridge, near Tirumala Nambi Temple.
  • Reporting time: 1 p.m.
  • Darshan start time: 3 p.m.
  • Daily ticket quota: 750.

Senior Citizen Darshan Dress Code

  • Gents: dhoti (white) and shirt, or kurta and pyjama.
  • Ladies: Saree or Salwar Kameez (with Pallu Compulsory).
  • All pilgrims are requested not to wear clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, etc., as the same is strictly prohibited irrespective of any age group.

Tirupati Darshan for Senior Citizens

  • This darshan is only available to those 65 years of age and older.
  • Seniors must report by 1:00 pm, and the darshan line starts at 3:00 pm.
  • Spouses are allowed free of charge for Darshan.
  • A 90-day limit is set on the online booking. The next darshan will be after 90 days.
  • For Darshan, an Aadhar card for Indians and a passport for NRIs are required while booking.
  • Darshan reporting place: beside the main bridge, near Tirumala Nambi Temple in south Mada Street.
  • Two-person names can be entered while booking the ticket online.
  • Only a spouse is allowed with the pilgrim; no other person will be allowed for assistance.
  • Srivari Sevaks will be assisting the devotee if required.
  • One must report with a ticket printout along with original photo ID proofs.
  • All other Darshan lines will be stopped during Senior Citizen’s Darshan.
  • Patients, differently-abled people, and senior citizens are allowed to have darshan together.
  • Milk and Prasadam will be served while waiting for the Darshan.
  • Pilgrims must present the original photo ID that was used to make the reservation at the time of entry.
  • Every pilgrim must always report at the designated time and must not bring any electronics or bags with them.
  • The Pilgrims are only allowed to dress traditionally. Male: Pyjamas, Kurtha, Shirt, Dhoti Female: saree, half saree, or chudidar with dupatta.
  • Pilgrims must go with Sarva Darshan if they are unable to report on time for Darshan.
  • After receiving Darshan, each pilgrim will receive one free laddu. 
  • They have to collect the Prasadam within 24 hours of reporting for Darshan.
  • All reservations are final; no changes or cancellations are permitted.
  • TTD maintains the right to cancel Darshan under special circumstances.
  • If there is a discrepancy, the TTD administration has the authority to cancel the booking tickets.
  • No pushing; it is hassle-free, Darshan.

Tirupati Darshan Timings for Senior Citizens

DayDarshan TimingsApprox. Darshan Time
Monday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Tuesday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Wednesday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Thursday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Friday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Saturday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Sunday3 p.m.1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
Approx. darshan waiting time

Instructions to Pilgrims

  • The offline booking counter is not available in either Tirupati or Tirumala.
  • Additional Laddus, each at Rs. 50, can be purchased from the Laddu counter.
  • Footwear, luggage, and mobile depositing counters are available at the entrance.
  • Senior citizen darshan will not be available during festival days such as Annual Brahmotsavam, Vaikunta Dwara Darshan, Rathasapthami, December 31st, and January 1st.