Originally Posted by cj.kalyan
We are planning for Tirumala trip from Bangalore, have 2 days in hand.
Route 1: NH46 - Bangalore Electronic City > Hosur > Krishnagiri > Vellore > Kanipakam > Tirupathi - 318 KM
Route 2: NH4 - Bangalore KRPuram > Kolar > Mulbagal > Palamner > Kanipakam > Tirupathi
It seems like the route 2 is not ideal, if we want to visit Vellore golden temple. I will be travelling in my Hyundai i10 along with a small kid and family, looking for decent route with good rood conditions and less traffic hassles. Please advice.
With respect to the itinerary:
Day 1: Depending on where you stay in Bangalore & when you want to reach Tirupathi, you can schedule your starts.
3.5 hrs from Electronic City to Vellore Golden Temple (including breaks)
2 hrs for darshan
1 hr for lunch
2 hrs for Kanipakkam
1 hr for darshan
2 hrs for Tirupathi.
Your day 2 & day 3 are pretty much relaxed.
With respect to the routes, I did some googling for you.
Bangalore to Vellore Golden Temple https://goo.gl/maps/fSoahjyYWj12
Suggested Google route is fine.
Please note that you need not go to Vellore & come back. After Pallikonda, you have to turn right into smaller road till you reach SH 122. Should be decent roads (not sure after the recent rains, or rather showers). From Electronic City Toll, you should be able to cover the distance in 3-3.5 hrs with breaks. You have excellent options for breakfasts as well as bio breaks. A2B before Krishnagiri is still your best choice considering road access / clean toilets.
If you are starting early (earlier than 7am), no need to take the elevated expressway. Traffic will be thin even under the bridge.
From what I gather, the temple is open between 4am - 8pm. Abhishekam is between 4am - 8am (needs very early starts from Blr!!) & Aarthi seva is between 6pm - 7pm. Lunch @ Annadhanam is between 12pm - 3pm. You have plenty of options for lunch in Vellore town though. I am not sure about other food options in & around the temple.
No problem for your i10. You can cruise at 80-100 very easily, if not tempted for more speed.
Vellore Golden Temple to Kanipakkam https://goo.gl/maps/Qx1dRux9CA52
~60 kms. 1.5 - 2 hrs. You have to go through Vellore town. Medium - heavy traffic inside the town as well as till Katpadi. No major worries for i10.
Kanipakkam to Tirupathi
It is a straight forward route. ~70 kms. You should be able to do this in 1.5 - 2 hrs. I suppose you have already arranged the accommodation & online darshan bookings, etc. No major worries for i10.
Tirupathi to Bangalore - Return https://goo.gl/maps/sippQ8gZvH72
You can try this on your return via Kanipakkam. As you may be aware, the NH4 stretch is dual carriageway without a divider. Mind the trucks / buses plying this route at very high speeds. If you need 6-lane almost all the way, go all the way upto Vellore, take the AH 45 till Krishnagiri & then onto NH7 till Bangalore. Very peaceful roads, as you would have experienced it in your onward journey, with plenty of options for breaks.
You can also visit Kanipakkam on your return (rather than on your onward journey) to cut the itinerary on a tiresome day 1.