I am planning to go to Tirumala, sometime next year.
It will be full family trip, means 5 adults and a small kid.
Please provide the information you have on route from Bangalore. Also on accommodation front.
RSM if you are planning there with stay.
You will have to book rooms in TTD here in Malleshwaram(Vayyalikaval).
That you have to do 3 months before.
We had actually done in Mutt.
I had gone to Tirumala last year.
Security has been beefed up, Now you won't feel that you are driving ghats.
While going to Tirumala all the baggages has to be scanned by X-ray, You will get a ticket.
Then the 2nd checking by Police, then you are let in.
While going up to Tirumala the roads are superb with markings.
The old road earlier with curves is being used for descenting.
Darshan after 11 pm will be easy.
But wehad gone there without any preparation.
Finally we had gone there through influence through VIP section.
Route you have to follow is Bangalore-Old Madras road-Kolar-Chittor-Mulabagil-Tirupathi-Tirumala.
Another route is via Vellore-Chittor.
The places you can visit there is Tirumala Museum.
On the hill you can visit many places Antara gange and many more places.
The best hotel there is Woody's or Woodland.
Yes as dhaya suggested kalahasti can be done in tirupati.
Also Govinda raja Swamy temple is a must visit temple in Tirupathi.
Here are some pics of my travel...