Made a Tirupati trip on Tuesday – 1st Sep-15.
Started from Madambakkm (Chennai) @ 2:30 AM and reached Tirupati Alipiri gate @ 5:30 AM. After all formalities done from check post and move forwarded to toll gate and collected toll receipt (paid rs.15) , checked toll receipt and found that its clearly printed to uphill minimum time is 30 minutes and should not reach before 6:09 AM then started slowly and I was able to climb 3 & 4th gear itself most of the time. Finally reached Tirumala around @ 6:15 AM.
Since there was no rush or crowed and got parking place easily. Went to checking if any rooms available in triumala itself and booked room over there and paid Rs.500+700=Rs.1200 (Including deposit which refundable).
Rs.500 Rooms are very neat and heater facility also available in room itself and slept almost 2 hours. Started to darshan from room and reached queue exactly 10:05 (since ticket booked from 10 to 11 am window) and surprised to see that no much crowed and queue was moved much quicker than expected.
Finally Darshan completed at 11:15 AM. I am so happy that to met with Lord Venkateswara . Route considered :
Madambakkam -> Tambaram -> Perungalthur -> Vandalur -> Nazarathpet -> Tiruvallur -> Tiruthani -> Nagri -> Tirupati -> Tirumala. Few snaps clicked
While going uphill .
These were clicked on the way to Chennai.
Place - Nearby Nagri