Tirupati Darshan Walk, Timings, Ticket details, Booking Procedure
Devotees who wish to reach Tirumala can start either by Alipiri Mettu or Srivari Mettu. Srivari Mettu is the shortest distance to Tirumala. It is 2.1 km distance from the entrance to the hilltop. Srivari Mettu is 16 Km from Tirupati bus station where Alipiri Mettu is 4 Km from Bus station.
Tirupati Darshan By walk at Alipiri Mettu
- Alipiri Mettu remains open for 24 hours. Divya Darshan tickets will be issued from 10:00 pm for the next day Darshan.
- No.of tickets issued: 14,000 per day.
- On reaching the limit, the devotees can have Sarva Darshan
- Duration to reach Tirumala Hills: 3 hours 30 mins – 4 hours 30 mins. Depends on body fitness.
- Eat outs are available along the path. Emergency facilities are also available.
Tirupati Darshan by walk at Srivari Mettu
- Srivari Mettu open from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Divya Darshan tickets are issued from 6:00 am onward.
- No.of Tickets issued: 6,000 per day
- On reaching the Limit, the devotees can enter Sarva Darshan line.
- Duration to reach Tirumala Hills: 2 hours 30 mins – 3 hours. Depends on body fitness again.
- Eat outs are available at the beginning but not along the path.
Tirupati Darshan By Walk Details
Divya Darshan Tokens may not be issued on special days at both. Like Annual Garuda Vahana Seva, Rathasapthami, New year, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Vaikunta Dwadasi, Saturdays during Puratasi month due to heavy crowd.
Usually, press note will be released much in advance on these occasions
These are tickets are free tickets which are issued along the path.
Board display is available right at the steps entrance indicating No.of Tickets issued and No.of Ticket left for the day.
Ticket issuing counter is located right at the entrance which is 20 steps from the starting point.
Divya Darshan ticket screen will be there along the path to authenticate the devotee.
One must carry valid photo ID proof to avail this Darshan.
Required ID proofs: Any Valid Photo ID proof such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Ration Card, Passport.
On reaching Tirumala, the devotee must report on time as mentioned on the Divya Darshan token at VQC II complex entry point. Early or Late reporting may not be considered.
Darshan Time depends on the crowd. Usually, it is Direct Darshan during Weekdays and varies from 5 – 18 hours during weekends and on special days
Detailed Info from the devotee
Only 14000 tickets will be issued every day starting 12:00 AM midnight post the quota pilgrims have to go through Sarva Darshanam or free Darshanam only. The token will be issued at first security check gate near Alipiri and only devotees with the token will be allowed to take the photo and biometric tickets at Gali gopuram i.e 2083 step. Security check stamp is required for this ticket validity which is put nearNarasimhaa Swamy temple security checkpoint. Devotees should report with the ticket near Vaikuntam 1 queue complex at the given time slot.
clear information regarding Divya darshan tokens
This path remains open for 24 hours. Darshan ticket counter opens at 12:00 am
6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Daily. Darshan ticket counter opens at 6 am
Daily 6000 tickets are issued to the devotees.
10 Km distance by walk. It takes 4 hours – 4 hours 30 mins by walk.
The emergency medical facility is available along the path.
2.1 Km distance to be covered by walk. It takes 2 hours to 2 hours 30 mins.
Luggage depositing centres available at the steps entrance. Luggage can be collected on reaching Tirumala.
For Alipiri Mettu, Luggage collection counter is at GNC Tollgate.
For Srivari Mettu, Luggage collection centre is at MBC 37.
Yes, it is allowed. No restriction on the dress code along the path. But attire should be decent.
Yes, you can mobile and camera while climbing the steps.
yes, it is allowed. But is advisable not to wear footwear as it is a holy path.