Tirupati Special Entry Darshan Timings, Waiting Time, and Booking Procedure

Tirupati Special Entry Darshan Timings, Average waiting time, and online booking procedure

Special Entry 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.
  • The dress code will be applicable for 10 years and above.

Pilgrims can also purchase white pancha from the roadside shops near ATC car parking.

Tirupati Special Entry Darshan Procedure and Timings

  • An Entry Darshan ticket costs Rs. 300 per person
  • Pilgrim should report to ATC car parking in the given time slot.
  • 30 minutes of grace time is available for these tickets.
  • The ticket is mandatory for children 12 and older.
  • Children under 12 years old are allowed to have darshan with their parents free of charge.
  • Luggage and mobile depositing counters are available at the special Entry Darshan Line entrance.
  • Mobiles and luggage can be collected at PAC-IV after Darshan.
  • Each ticket holder can get one small Laddu Prasadam from the Laddu counter
  • Additional laddus cost Rs. 50 each, which can be purchased at the laddu counter.
  • Pilgrims should carry ticket printouts along with original ID proof.
  • The ticket and photo ID will be verified before allowing pilgrims into the compartments.
  • Usually, Pilgrims will have to wait for 45 to 60 minutes in the compartment before allowing.
  • Pilgrims can carry infant food into the Q Line.
  • Carrying electronic gadgets such as headphones, mobile phones, smart watches, cameras, etc. is strictly prohibited.
  • Special Entry Darshan tickets can be booked online three months in advance.
  • Special Entry Darshan timings: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • TTD will be releasing a limited number of tickets during Vaikunta Dwara Darshan days.
  • Rush will be normal during the week, so it is highly preferred for families.

Special Entry Darshan Tickets Booking Options and Procedure

  • Special Entry Darshan (Rs. 300 per person) tickets
  • Virtual Seva tickets come with a Special Entry Darshan ticket, which costs Rs. 500 per person.
  • NRI Darshan tickets cost Rs. 300 per person and can be purchased on arrival at the counter.
  • TTD chairman Supadam Darshan’s ticket cost Rs. 300 per person.
  • The Sri Srinivasa Divya Anugraha Homam ticket cost includes a Special Entry Darshan ticket.
  • Defense staff tickets cost Rs. 300 each
  • Tourism Darshan packages include a Special Entry Darshan ticket.

Tirupati Special Entry Darshan Timings

DayApprox. Darshan Time
Monday2 hours, 15 minutes to 2 hours, 30 minutes
Tuesday2 hours, 15 minutes to 2 hours, 30 minutes
Wednesday2 hours, 15 minutes to 2 hours, 30 minutes
Thursday2 hours, 15 minutes to 2 hours, 30 minutes
Friday2 hours, 30 minutes to 2 hours, 45 minutes
Saturday2 hours, 30 minutes to 3 hours
Sunday2 hours, 30 minutes to 3 hours
Average waiting time

The above-mentioned darshan time might change on festival days such as Vaikunta Dwara Darshan days, Rathasapthami, and Annual Brahmotsavam days.

Offline Special Entry Darshan Ticket Booking

  • Offline counters are not available either in Tirupati or Tirumala
  • Through a recommendation letter, Supadam Darshan can be availed of.
  • Three days of advance notification are required for Supadam Special Entry Darshan.
  • Daily, 5000 to 6,000 special darshan tickets might be issued under the TTD chairman discretion quota.
  • Tourism packages can be booked 8 days in advance and are operated from all major cities.
  • The cost of the Tirupati Darshan package from Chennai is Rs. 2050, Rs. 2700 from Bangalore, and Rs. 3700 from Hyderabad.
  • Flight and train packages operated from Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and other cities.