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Old 11th August 2010, 17:45   #46
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Yeah, i went down the steps toward the small ramp may be 25x25 whenever i visited tirumala.
The view from that ramp is the best.
There was one tree having two branches at the corner of that ramp.
First time when i went to tirumala when i was in 5th, there is a snap about standing me and my bro under that then small tree.
whenever i went to tirumala after that, every time i clicked the pic of that tree.

I think there are two Mayura hotels at tirumala.
one is located near museum/garden little up hill which is still functioning.
other was near ram bagicha which is closed down.
Ashish, what a coincidence. Even i as a child used to go to ramp each time we visit woodlands and spend lot of time taking pictures et.all.

We may have bumped when we were little kids, were you the one that always wore red shorts ( Raja babu style)???

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Praise lord venkatachalapathy. Thank god the Mayura near Museum/ Garden is functioning. That's the place I keep going. I loved the gun powder there.
Its the largest restuarant and if they close down, all pilgrims will go hungry and there will be anarchy at Tirumala

Ofcourse, gun powder,ghee and rice is a "deadly" combination
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Old 11th August 2010, 17:54   #47
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We may have bumped when we were little kids, were you the one that always wore red shorts ( Raja babu style)???

Ohoho, i got it, bumped many times a fatty smart kid always having lollypop in hand without any shorts.

Wish, at same place in tirumala, again bump that smart kid like the tv ad of chocolate ramesh and suresh.
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I had been to Tirupathi-Tirumala last weekend (Sat 7th Aug).
Went thru Sheegradarshana, was in queue for hadly 5-10mins. Timing was morning 4AM, no rush at all. Had a fantastic darshan.

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I had been to Tirupathi-Tirumala last weekend (Sat 7th Aug).
Went thru Sheegradarshana, was in queue for hadly 5-10mins. Timing was morning 4AM, no rush at all. Had a fantastic darshan.
Even I had been on saturday. Only difference was that it took me almost 4 hrs to get darshan.
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50 Rs Tkt is best these days Took around 1-1/2 Hrs.
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Old 13th August 2010, 16:28   #51
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I am seeing different version regarding the tickets & time taken for darshan.

If i plan to go in the mid-week, say on a Wednesday / thursday and plan for a very early morning darshan ( say 5 am) , i think i can safely opt for a Rs.50/- ticket rather than the Seegradarshanam ticket. ( Diff being Rs.250/- per person / per ticket)

What is your honest opinion folks ? (Guys who visited Tirumala very recently)

Am planning to visit tirumala sometime end of this month / first week of sept.
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Old 13th August 2010, 16:45   #52
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If i plan to go in the mid-week, say on a Wednesday / thursday and plan for a very early morning darshan ( say 5 am) , i think i can safely opt for a Rs.50/- ticket rather than the Seegradarshanam ticket. ( Diff being Rs.250/- per person / per ticket)
Rajesh, suggest - take no chances - opt for sheegradarshan. Shravana month ( 7th Aug onwards ) queue length is bound to increase. 4am - 5am slot is best for darshan and on a weekday, would be easy.

Have a great drive and darshan !
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Rajesh, suggest - take no chances - opt for sheegradarshan. Shravana month ( 7th Aug onwards ) queue length is bound to increase. 4am - 5am slot is best for darshan and on a weekday, would be easy.

Have a great drive and darshan !
You can always take a Rs50 ticket online and block a slot in advance. Go there with that and then if you see Sheeghradarsan is significantly faster, join it, else continue on the regular queue. That is what I am planning to do when I visit this month end. This way I dont have to waste 250 extra per person for a 15 minute advantage.
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Am I missing out on something? I go each year once with a Rs. 50 ticket and it takes max 3 hrs to get darshan. The last I went was in June 09. Now I see many post that mention of Seeghradarsan which also takes about 3 hrs. Has the crowd gone up so much that even 300 rupee one takes about 3 hrs? then how much does 50 rupee one takes?
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Am I missing out on something? I go each year once with a Rs. 50 ticket and it takes max 3 hrs to get darshan. The last I went was in June 09. Now I see many post that mention of Seeghradarsan which also takes about 3 hrs. Has the crowd gone up so much that even 300 rupee one takes about 3 hrs? then how much does 50 rupee one takes?
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You can always take a Rs50 ticket online and block a slot in advance. Go there with that and then if you see Sheeghradarsan is significantly faster, join it, else continue on the regular queue. That is what I am planning to do when I visit this month end. This way I dont have to waste 250 extra per person for a 15 minute advantage.

Thanks Vasoo & shipnil.
This is what is was thinking about. Whether it would be justifiable spending the extra Rs.250/- per person if the darshan times of both are almost same / marginal?
It is not the cost which is bothering me, but whether the extra cost per ticket is really necessary. (in the middle of the week and for an early morning slot for darshan)

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Rajesh, suggest - take no chances - opt for sheegradarshan. Shravana month ( 7th Aug onwards ) queue length is bound to increase. 4am - 5am slot is best for darshan and on a weekday, would be easy.
Have a great drive and darshan !
Thanks roaming rao !! Still i need to fix up the dates. We are about 8 people & would be driving in 2 cars. so dates are yet to be firmed up !!

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The 300rs ticket doesnt need a prior appointment. Where as the 50rs ticket does need one.

We took the 300Rs ticket and there was a not much crowd. This was on a monday morning. It took us about 2 hours in the line.
I was told during the weekends it can get a lot worse.
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Oh man. The Mayura in Tirumala is closed? That's the only place where I used to eat.
Its was the only well maintained one in tirumala but always full/rush need to wait if it is weekend and bit expensive

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Oh yeah, woodlands was one of the best places to hang out in Tirumala. It closed more than 5-6 years ago.

Has anyone gone down the steps located behind this hotel which go down the hill? Absolutely scenic location.



It's very much open and still catering to masses of people, its scary to see the crowd in that restuarant. Food quality has come down drastically

Woodside is another hotel which is next to Mayura which is also doing good business.

Apart from these two hotels, there is another one opened on the same road much before and that is also pretty good. Forgot the name.
Ya i have gone thru that steps ,it is the other way for tirupathy(i was told)

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I am seeing different version regarding the tickets & time taken for darshan.

If i plan to go in the mid-week, say on a Wednesday / thursday and plan for a very early morning darshan ( say 5 am) , i think i can safely opt for a Rs.50/- ticket rather than the Seegradarshanam ticket. ( Diff being Rs.250/- per person / per ticket)

What is your honest opinion folks ? (Guys who visited Tirumala very recently)

Am planning to visit tirumala sometime end of this month / first week of sept.
My advise : go on a week day ,try reaching there early in the morning and you can see the dharshan in 2 hours

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I was told during the weekends it can get a lot worse.
Ya i had gone to tirupathy in march and it was a Saturday,Me and our family of 12 waited till sunday afternoon for a ticket but in vain,So returned without dharshan
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I am seeing different version regarding the tickets & time taken for darshan.

If i plan to go in the mid-week, say on a Wednesday / thursday and plan for a very early morning darshan ( say 5 am) , i think i can safely opt for a Rs.50/- ticket rather than the Seegradarshanam ticket. ( Diff being Rs.250/- per person / per ticket)

What is your honest opinion folks ? (Guys who visited Tirumala very recently)

Am planning to visit tirumala sometime end of this month / first week of sept.

Same dilemma here. Planning to visit this Sunday,will join queue around 9 A.M. Should I opt for the 300/- ticket or what?
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How many of you take splash and dash darshan in Tirumala? I.e. you reach there just for darshan and as soon as you complete it, you are on your way back. If I have say, I think most of the people atleast stay for one full day. In that case why don't you buy a Rs. 50 ticket in advance. As already confirmed in this thread, both seegradarsanam and rupess 50 takes same time. Just that 300 one doesn't require advance booking.

Not sure whether most of you are aware or not, but nowadays you can book 50 rupees one online at ttdsevaonline.com. You need identity proof and digital photo.
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How many of you take splash and dash darshan in Tirumala? I.e. you reach there just for darshan and as soon as you complete it, you are on your way back. If I have say, I think most of the people atleast stay for one full day. In that case why don't you buy a Rs. 50 ticket in advance. As already confirmed in this thread, both seegradarsanam and rupess 50 takes same time. Just that 300 one doesn't require advance booking.

Not sure whether most of you are aware or not, but nowadays you can book 50 rupees one online at ttdsevaonline.com. You need identity proof and digital photo.
Yes. I did online booking for my next trip. Think I will need to convert these into regular tokens at the Central office in Tirumala before joining the queue.
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