I need help mainly from SOUTH INDIAN FRIENDS

India
January 17, 2011 12:12am CST
We are moving to Tirupati on a pilgrimage trip to seek blessings of God Tirupati on the Tirumala hills. Last time I visited was in 1980, I also presented Research Papers in the Meeting of the Indian Science Congress. Though 30 years have passed the memory is still fresh in my mind. One can never believe that there can be a city on top of seven hills with ponds, wells that are full of water. My wife, my son, his wife, kids will be with me, I have booked hotel for stay. We will move by Kachiguda-Tirupati express on the evening of 19th of this month. Some friends here in Hyderabad say, there will be too much rush this time because of Sabrimal devotees there. We may have to wait for hours in the queue. Well my health condition won’t permit this, more over the twin grandsons are just two years young. [b]I am puzzled. Canceling the AC 2 Tier tickets for to and fro journey, hotel accommodation will cost me a lot. Moreover, I don’t know when can I visit next time? Should we move or not?[/b] [b]Can anybody here, particularly friends from SOUTH INDIA give me right information? Thank you so much in advance.[/b] Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@mkannanm (582)
• India
18 Jan 11
I went to Tirupati last month. If you are ready to pay Rs.300 per person, then you can take sekira dharsan ticket at tirupati counter. This will allow you to visit directly without any waiting. Worth to spend to save time.
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• India
18 Jan 11
Yes we will buy friend Thank you so much for response. Welcome to my posts Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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• India
18 Jan 11
Dear professor, you need not cancel your tickets. Now that the Sabarimala season is ended there might not be much crowd, and usually Tuesdays, wednesdays and Thursdays are a little bit less crowded as compared to the week end. Finally there is a new ticket which costs Rs.300 and some of my friends who had visited Tirumala recently, have told me that they were able to have dharshan within 3 hours, and some people even had darshan in just one hour. So enjoy your trip and pray for all of us with Lord Balaji.
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• India
18 Jan 11
Thank you so much for the information. If there is rush, we will buy the tickets. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
17 Jan 11
Hello sir, I don't think there will be that much rush this time! My brother has gone to tirupathi today! Itseems there is not much rush over there and i don't think it will take so much time waiting for the queue. I suggest you not to cancel the trip as the expenses will go in vain. You can carry on with the trip happily. I hope the trip will be a memorable and a enjoyable trip for you as well as your family! Happy journey. May the god Venkateshwara give you all the blessings! :)
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• India
17 Jan 11
Hi shri, welcome to mylot Thank you so much for details and the wishes.Please talk to your brother about the possibility of ruch and PM me your cell number. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
18 Jan 11
I spoke to him just now prof, he said that not many people are there in Thirupathi. But, then the only people there are the sabarimala devotees. He din't take much time to see the darshan of Lord! I hope you too enjoy your trip. There is not much possibility of rush there. It could kind of be a peaceful yaatra! :) Lucky day to you too prof! :)
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• India
18 Jan 11
Thnks again Shri
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
dear professor, i would not be so much of a help because i have never been there. i am just sending my best regards to you and my wish for a very pleasant and enjoyable pilgrimage for you and your family. everybody take care. God bless. all my prayers for you and everyone with you. ann
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• India
18 Jan 11
Sweety you will be with me.. Thank you so much for the wishes. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 Jan 11
I dont think I would lose that money already spent maybe be a place to stay till all is ready!
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• India
17 Jan 11
Thanks. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
• India
17 Jan 11
Hi Professor, Nowadays you can book your entrance tickets online according to your convenience for the Tirumala visit. You can get the necessary information from www.tirumala.org. Moreover there are queues which are exclusive for the senior citizens. This helps the elderly people to get darshan of balaji much faster and the queue also moves very quickly. You can also take your grandchildren along with you. Your son and daughter in law can go for the other queues while you can take rest in the arrangement made in the front of the entrance. Although there is always rush in Tirupathi, things have been made convenient for the elders and children. Like sreekala has said the sabarimala season is over and you need not worry. Enjoy your trip and seek the blessing of Lord Balaji. Happy mylotting.
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• India
17 Jan 11
I feel relaxed, am going there for sure. Thank you so much for details. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
17 Jan 11
It is a very very long time since I went to TIrupati. I would suggest thta you go forward with your plans and go to TIrupati.There would be some special tickets available and you can manage to get a Dharshan of the Lord. If you feel tired you can rest in your room after one visit and your family can make repeat visits if need be.
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• India
17 Jan 11
Hi kala Thank you so much for response. We will go. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
@nainesh1 (1657)
• India
17 Jan 11
I would suggest you to continue journey and buy the vip tickets of Rs.300 . I don't know if sabrimala devotees would be there or not but last year I visited there we had 3 hours in Que .
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• India
17 Jan 11
Thank you so much for response. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
• India
17 Jan 11
Hello Sir As somebody already said Sabirimala crowd may not be there. But in general Tirupathy is one such place when it is most of the time crowded. And from your details I understand that you will be for darshan on a weekday when the crowd is much lesser compartively. One suggestion from my side is instead of cancelling the entire tickets, I would suggest you buy special Darshan tickets worth some 150 or more where in you bring down the chances of the long queues. But an hour wait or an hour worth the entire Darshan is very obvious in Tirupathy. Nothing less than that. But usually for Tirupathy's queue standards you must be very lucky to get your Darshan done within an hour. Just wanted to remind you that carrying winter clothes would be very helful.especially the hills are always very cold. You can ask anything else just in case you need few more details.
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@Sreekala (18795)
• India
17 Jan 11
Hello Sir, I am not aware about the situation in Tirupati temple, I never been there. But I can say that the season in Sabarimala is over on Makarasankranti and you won’t face any rush because of that. I think friends from Tamil Nadu can tell you more about this temple and rush season.
• India
17 Jan 11
Hi Sree You are the first to respond. I have talked to some friends, all advised to go. Thank you so much. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
• Abbotsford, Wisconsin
20 Jan 11
Sounds like an ultra awesome place to visit. Thanks for sharing about it. Maybe, if I ever come into a lot of money I can visit there.. As well as other areas of India but I live in Wisconsin, USA for now so I do not visit anywhere really, and I am fighting to save my home first.