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How to Book Tirupati Darshan Ticket Online-A Step by Step Guide

Updated on October 07, 2016
Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple (Also known as Tirupati Balaji Temple)
Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple (Also known as Tirupati Balaji Temple) | Source

Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is the busiest Hindu pilgrimage center in the world. Millions of people visit the Balaji also known as Venkateshwara temple every year. It is estimated that nearly 65,000 people visit here daily and the figure exceeds 100,000 and even more during special occasions of festivals and holidays. The temple is the richest pilgrimage center, after Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Pilgrims offer cash and gold lavishly to their favorite deity here. No shrines of any faiths in the world receive such a huge sum as revenue as Tirupati does.


In such a scenario, you can imagine the rush at the temple. Then how can you ensure a hassle-free and smooth ‘darshan’? Don’t worry or panic on knowing the crowd size as the technology has come in our aid here. The launch of the e-Service provided through the Online Seva Portal of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is to help you in many ways. You just need to register with their web portal to avail these services.


By registering with the Devaswom portal, you can avail the following services.

  • Seva
  • Accommodation
  • Donation
  • Darshanam

Here, through this article, I will help you how to register with the web portal and also how to book your ticket for an easy darshan. It is a step by step guide to assist you for availing their eSpecial Entry Darshan and eSudarsanam.

Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam-Audio (Click to hear)

The First and Important Step: Registration (Sign up)


To avail all the online services such as Seva, Accommodation, Donation and Darshanam, you need to register first. The registration is a one-time process only and thereafter you can avail all the online services at any time easily. Keep in mind or equip yourself with the following conditions/guidelines for the registration process.


  • You must have an email id
  • You have any of the following ID cards: Voter’s card, Passport, Pan Card or Driving License.
  • A bank account (They prefer that of PNB or Andhra Bank or ICICI)
  • No Net banking service available. Means, you can’t make payment through the net banking service of your bank.
  • For payment, only Debit Card or Credit Card is accepted.
  • In case your bank is other than PNB (Punjab National Bank), you need to select ‘Andhra Bank’ or ICICI as it is also functioned as a ‘Gateway’ for making payment.
  • After selecting ICICI, or Andhra Pradesh Bank, you can give required particulars asked for such as Card Name, Your Name, Card Expiry Month & Year, CCV No., etc.
  • A passport size photo of size less than 20 kb required to upload. (The most confusing and time-consuming job will be uploading your photo. So make it sure that you have edited it as per the required specification).
  • In case of any difficulties during your registration process or just to have a clarification on any points, feel free to contact in Helpline No. of the Devaswom Board.
  • Helpline Nos. work 24x7 and can even be dialed from your Mobile Phone.
  • The numbers are 1) 0877-2277777 and 2) 0877-2233333.



Now, the conditions are set and you are ready for the registration.


STEP 1: Type the URL: http://www.ttdsevaonline.com to reach your registration page. (See the photo -screenshot- given above)

STEP 2: Answer the following information in the respective boxes one by one: First Name, Last Name, Gender, Address, City, Zip (Pin) Code, Country, State, Phone, Mobile and Fax, if you have any.

STEP 3: Select your Photo ID Card and provide its number. (You should carry the same in original at the time of Darshan).

STEP 4: Upload your photo (passport size and below 20 kb in size)

STEP 5: Give your email ID and CONFIRM the same.

STEP 6: Type a PASSWORD of your choice and CONFIRM the same

(Note: The password must have at least one digit (0-9), one lowercase character (a-z) or one uppercase character (A-Z), one special character (!@#$5^&*). It can have minimum 8 characters and maximum 18 characters, for example, Tirupati@2014).

STEP 7: Enter the pop-up text in the box column of “Type the text”

Note: It is an automatically generated text to ensure that the text is typed by a human and not a computer. In case of difficulty to read the text, you can select another text.

STEP 8: Tick mark (check) the “I accept the condition……” box.

STEP 9: Click SUBMIT button.

STEP 10: After you click the SUBMIT button, the Registration Activation Link will be sent to your registered email address for verification. So, you now need to open your email and CLICK on the link for activation.

Congratulations! Your Registration is successful. Now, you can log on with the User ID (email ID itself) and Password. (You will receive an email in this regard. The same can be saved for future reference).

Tirupati Temple Darshan

In the normal case, the temple darshan is a cumbersome and tedious exercise since you need to be in the long queue for hours. At times, the queue may even take 24 hours! Being the busiest temple in the word, it is natural and beyond anyone’s control. So the only solution left is to opt for the ‘paid darshan' through online in advance. There are two types of darshan that can be booked through online.

  1. Special Entry Darshan (or VIP/Sheegra Darshan) and
  2. eSudarsanam


Special Entry Darshan (SED)/Sheegra Darshan

It is the best way for an easy darshan. You need to pay Rs.300/- per ticket. On a single booking, you can block/book tickets for 6 persons. If you book for 6 persons, you need to pay Rs.1,800/-. You can book darshan minimum of 1 day in advance up to 7 pm and maximum of 56 (earlier, it was 14) days through this scheme.

SED is normally allowed on the following ONE HOUR time slots:

09-10 am

10-11 am

11-12 noon

12-01 pm

01-02 pm

02-03 pm

03-04 pm

04-05 pm

05-06 pm

06-07 pm and

07-08 pm

What does it mean is simple; you can visit and pray before the deity anytime between 9 am to 8 pm according to your choice and availability of the time slot. At a time, you can select the only one-time slot. You will be admitted for darshan during the allotted time slot. The arrangements are in such a precision that you need not worry about anything other than to report and wait for at the fixed time and venue.

How to Book for Special Entry Darshan


This job involves four processes as shown below:

  1. BLOCK TICKET
  2. PILGRIM INFORMATION
  3. PAYMENT and
  4. CONFIRMATION

(Note: Pay attention to the screenshot photo given below of the Special Entry Darshan Booking Page to grasp the idea better)


FIRST MENU: BLOCK TICKET

STEP 1: Select a date from the pop-up calendar given on the right side of the column “Darshan Date”. (Marked in the photo placed below)

Note: The date will be in MM/DD/YY format. (So if you chose December 25, it will be like 12/25). It is a bit confusing for we Indians as we are not used to the U.S date format. So take care.

STEP 2: Check availability

Note: It is marked in different colors, i.e. GREEN = Available; RED = Quota Full; BLUE = Quota Not Released and WHITE = Slot Not Available. (See the photo given below).

Some slots might have already filled. You can find the position of availability by looking at the right side of the screen. Once, you find your choice of time slot, you need to ensure it is available or not. If available, you can select it by ‘ticking’. The amount will be automatically calculated, as per the number of persons you opt and displayed on the screen.

STEP 3: Select No. of Persons (Marked in the screenshot placed below)

Note: You can book for up to six persons.


STEP 4: Click CONTINUE.


SECOND MENU: PILGRIM INFORMATION

Now, you are automatically taken to another menu for entering “Your Personal Information”. Provide the required information and upload your photo. It is simple and easy. Photo uploading may be a little irritating. Edit photo size, if need be. (Please see the photo below). Now the photo of the person who books the tickets need only to upload his photo. Earlier, we had to upload all pilgrims' photo.


THIRD MENU: PAYMENT OPTION

In this menu, you will see three Bank option, i.e. PNB, ICICI and Andhra Bank.


STEP: 1: Select Bank (PNB or Andhra Bank or ICICI) (See the marked screenshot below)

NOTE: For Banks other than PNB, you need to select Andhra Bank or ICICI as it is the 'Gateway' to all other banks for payment purpose. You cannot take advantage of your net banking here. Instead, opt for Debit or Credit Card payment. Credit Card will be quicker.

STEP: 2: Select Debit or Credit Card (and continue with the usual payment process).

STEP: 3: Click PROCEED TO PAYMENT button.

Screenshot of Special Entry Darshan Booking Page
Screenshot of Special Entry Darshan Booking Page
Screenshot of Payment Page
Screenshot of Payment Page
This color code help you to find availability of date and  time slots.  Pay extra attention to the time slots. (Color code: Red = Booked; Green = Available)
This color code help you to find availability of date and time slots. Pay extra attention to the time slots. (Color code: Red = Booked; Green = Available)

FOURTH MENU: CONFIRMATION


After the payment option, what you just to do is Click the PROCEED TO PAYMENT button. Then you are automatically taken onto the CONFIRMATION page. Now, all you have to do is just click the PRINT option. Your confirmation page or Special Entry Darshan Receipt will be opened. Take the print out from the very same screen and keep two copies with you for a smooth darshan.

Note: The receipt will show all valid information like the amount you paid, name of the pilgrim who booked the ticket, No. of persons, ID Card No., the time and venue to report at, and the booked date and time along with your photo as well that of your companion. You need to carry 2 copies of the receipt and the ID card (in original) used for booking the ticket to show at the time of darshan. Please read the SED Receipt carefully as it has listed some important information to the pilgrim.

This Video will help you to book online ticket for Darshan

Some Important Information to the Pilgrims

  • Pilgrims should come with two printouts of the Darshan Receipt along with original proof of ID of all the persons and produce one at VQC-I for verification to get entry for Darshan and the other one for collecting the 'prasadam'.
  • All bookings are FINAL: Postponement/advancement/cancellation/refund is not allowed.
  • The pilgrims should not carry any luggage/cell phones/electronic gadgets while reporting at TB Cottage-129.
  • At the time of entry, the pilgrim shall produce the same ID used at the time of booking. Age proof shall be produced for children below 12 years to gain entry free of cost.
  • You can collect Two Laddus per person before 7 AM of the following day of Darshan.
  • Pilgrim can contact 0877-227 7777/223 3333 for any enquiries/information.

eSudarsanam


This is the second and most popular method for booking a trouble free darshan. It costs you Rs.50/- per head. Admission for five persons can be blocked in a single booking through eSudarsanam. Though earlier they allowed only one-time slot from 5 to 6 pm; now the rule is relaxed and you can have 'darshanam' at any time between 5 pm to 10 pm (except 6-7 pm). Currently, the following time slots are open for eSudarsanam.

05-06 pm

07-08 pm and

08-09 pm

Note: They regularly change these time schedules depending upon the rush and for other administrative purpose. So keep on watching the official site. Anyhow I have been regularly observing these changes and make necessary edits accordingly.

You need to keep on changing your date option to book a ticket as the screen always shows the position as "Quota Full".


How to Book eSudarsanam


To book eSudarsanam, the steps are same as that of SED option detailed above. The only difference here is the 'darshan' time starts at 5 pm and ends at 10 pm (each carries one hour slot). Please note that no darshan is allowed between 6 - 7 pm. Further, you have an advantage here that through this scheme pilgrims can book darshan minimum of 1 day in advance and maximum of 56 days. Also, two darshan bookings are allowed for one day with a maximum of 5 persons per booking. This too involves four step procedures like Block Ticket, Pilgrim Information, Payment and Confirmation. Please see the screenshot of eSudarsanam given above to grasp a better idea.

Screen shot of Booking History

Booking History. By looking at this screen you can gather details of your booking. It will also help you to ascertain if the transaction is success or failure. It shows the exact position of your booking.
Booking History. By looking at this screen you can gather details of your booking. It will also help you to ascertain if the transaction is success or failure. It shows the exact position of your booking.

For more information

Postal Address

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

TTD Administrative Building

K.T. Road , Tirupati 517 501

Andhra Pradesh. India.

Please contact Helpdesk no's : +91-877-227 7777/ 223 3333 / 226 4252 , 91-877-226 3922 for any enquiries.

Working Hours

Administrative Office : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM (IST), Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a holiday.

Temples & Choultries : Round the clock, throughout the year.

Dear pilgrims, I hope the information I gave here is enough and helpful to you for making a pleasant visit at this world famous temple. Some other major aspects such as eSeva, eAccommodation and eDonation have not been touched here. I will cover all those points in my forthcoming article here.

Your comments/suggestions will be highly appreciated, which will also help me in providing you more information.


Let Lord Venkateshwara bless you all in abundance!

© 2014 Sunil Kumar Kunnoth

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Sridevi, better you contact the temple authority. Their helpline no. is given in the article. Also, I have done an article on seva, pls find d same and read. Happy journey.

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      P V Sridevi 3 months ago

      Help me out .. I need to take 4 seva tickets for suprabhatham Seva .. It accepted only for 2 tickets.. And even I'm not able to book other Seva also .. It's showing that i can book only after 10 months it seems.. How many tickets can I book from the same user id ?? Plz help me out with valuable reply ...

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      Namotaxi 12 months ago

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 13 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      To receive laddu, you need to present the receipt at the counter. I think you cannot laddus next day though they may sometimes allow change in darshan time same day itself. For example, if your darshan time is 2 pm and reporting time is 1 pm. but you have reached there 3 pm only. In such case, if you request with genuine reason, normally they allow you to have darshan at a later time too but in the same day itself. No postponement.

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      chintan 13 months ago

      hi i have booked 2 seegra darshan tickets on march 12th for morning quota including 4 additional laddus. i am not able to make darshan that day because i will be reaching there by 12th march evening. so i again booked tickets for the next day morning.

      my question is can i get prasadam on the same day evening. in case if i cant make darshan? do i need any stamp to collect laddus?

      if i can i collect laddus, can i collect the laddus next day?

      thanks in advance.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 13 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      No issues. They will easily sort it out. Please contact their helpline no. The number is provided in the article. Thank you for your query.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 13 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      You can contact their Helpline. Also check the Booking History.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 13 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Please contact their Helpline, the no. is given in the article.

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      chintan 14 months ago

      Hi

      I have created account with ttd using my passport and also uploaded my photoat the time of registration. I am visiting india in march so toady i booked a special entry ticket for me n my wife and while booking it only asked for the id type and id number and didnt asked for any of our photos so i booked it got confirmation email also. later i booked accommadation and there it asked for photo which i uploaded and payment successful.

      To print these reservation when i checked at booking history both are showing and i printed accommadation receipt which is showing my photo and when i took printout of the special entry darshan ticket receipt is not showing my photo, it has all other information including my and my wifes passport numbers and everything? what to do now? please help

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      Nandika 14 months ago

      Hi,

      I am trying to take the printout of my especial entry darshnam on ttd website, but the photo is not shown on the ticket. I had uploaded a photo while booking the ticket.

      what should i do now

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      UmakanthRaju 14 months ago

      I have booked for Kalyanotsavam for 18th Feb 2016. But my (main person) photo doesn't appear on the receipt. Just a cross mark appears there, is there any way I can rectify this !!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 15 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Prathima, though they insist on the production of original ID used for booking online ticket, I think it won't make much issues there if you can produce some other valid document in original to prove your identity like the licence, Passport, PAN or Adhaar card. (any one). The card of the person who booked the tickets are what they insist on and no need of other pilgrims id cards.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 15 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Rakesh, you can't get refund nor cancel the ticket. But you can get laddu (2 each per person), if you show the ticket there. If your tickets show five persons' details on the receipt, you will get 10 laddus.

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      Rakesh 15 months ago

      Dear Sir,

      Me n my family along with my other relatives booked 300 Rs tickets. Almost 2400/- Due to grandmothers death my relatives cancelled there train tickets but could not able to cancel seva tickes of rs:1500/- (300 each). Can they get refund if not will I can produce their tickets and can get prasada (Laddu) for them.

      I really appreciate your response.

      Regards,

      Rakesh

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      prathima 15 months ago

      Hi I have lost my Original Id Card (Voter Id) which I have given while booking and I am the Primary person who has booked for rest of the family members.. we are 9 of us who are coming and me being the Primary person have lost the original Id card. But I have other ID proofs with me now (Adhaar Card, PAN Card, Passport).

      Kindly help me at the earliest as the booking is for 11th Of Dec.

      Regards,

      Prathima

      What can i do now

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 16 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Dear Ash, thank you for your query. You can contact +91-877-227-7777 or +91-877-223-3333. They will assist you on this helpline. Queries in English too will be accepted.

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      Ash 16 months ago

      Dear sir,

      I do not live in india and don't hold an indian credit/debit card. Can I pay using an international credit/debit card?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 16 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Thiloshne, it is better you contact their helpline nos, which work round the clock. You can find the numbers in the above article. They follow English too. Happy darshan.

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      Thiloshne 16 months ago

      I am a South African National and want to book online tickets for Darshan but I cannot make payment using international MasterCard. How do I make payment?

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      akash bhosale 17 months ago

      SIR m extremley happy for ya rply realyy so nice of u god bless u sir with lots lots of happinesss. SO, sir u are sure tht there will be no problem for the id card over there i will get the darshan for lord balaji na sir they wont refuse me from getting darshan so u mean to say sir on one 300 online ticket me and my friend both can go for darshan and tehy will ask for the id proof for the person whose id is given at the time of removing the 300 rs online darshan ticket right sir plz rply sorry for the trouble...

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Aakash, be cool and don't panic. When you have driving licence, there is no problem. They insist for an ID card with a photo. It may be Aadhar, voter's ID or your Driving licence also. They don't ask ID card of all the people who travel with you. They just ask to produce the ID card of the person, who booked the ticket. So please carry one valid card with you. Also try to wear traditional dress. Hope you will have a pleasant and comfortable darshan at Tirupati.

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      rohan sonis 17 months ago

      Hi sir thnks for your rply sir one of my friedn aakash bhosale also asked u something his post is not published yet can u plz answer his question even i m bit confused abt it same situition with me i dont want to give him any wrong information please can u check and answer abt hte proof of id

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      aakash bhosale 17 months ago

      when i went to the cyber cafe to remove the online darshan for 300rs tickets i am getting adn option for the photo id wherin its showing photo id required are adhar card,passport,voters id or ration card .I dont have any one amogst the 4 last year went i wen to tirupati i was having my voters id but i lost it last month during trnasportaion i have the receipt for the voters id i and i have haev my driving licence if i will go ther will i be allow for the 300 rs darshan please rply sir i am in big trouble dont want to miss the darshan for december adn i cant even apply for new voters card as it will take time .What to do sir please help me?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Rohan, thank you so much for your kind words. I am just back after another trip to the holy temple this morning. Lord Balaji bless you!

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      rohan sonis 17 months ago

      hi sir u really do a good work gOD BLESS U ADN YOUR FAMILY for everythiing u wish

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Dear kishore, dont worry. Pls check booking history and just click there. You will get it. If still unable, pls let me know so that i can help u further.

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      kishore adari 17 months ago

      Dear sir,

      I have booked for special entry darshan on mobile in ttd online seva app,the ticket has been booked,but I did not take any print out,now where my darshan ticket will available to take printout.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Preetha, if slot is available you can book even today. Wish you happy journey and comfortable darshan

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      Preetha 17 months ago

      If i want to tomorrow to tirupathi for special darshan, can i book the tickets today , if the time slots are available.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 18 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you Dr Vijaysahu for your kind words.

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      drvijaysahu0@gamil.com 19 months ago

      very nice palace

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 19 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Raju, since you have booked the darshan using your ID, please do carry your original id for darshan and for others no issue. Anyhow ask them to keep copy of the id with them (since they dont have original, they can carry copy). Hope you have a pleasant darshan.

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      raju 19 months ago

      I have booked 300/- inr tickets , my applicant having the original id and other two people has not original id, but having the copies of their ID,

      Is there any issue while darshan with this copies.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 20 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Either read my article once again or contact their Helpline No. They will assist u easily.

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      Ratna 20 months ago

      Do they still have Citibank as the payment gateway? I only see PNB and Andhra Bank and am unable to book online. Transaction is being rejected

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 20 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Sandip, In Tirumala, finding accommodation is tough and there it is controlled by TTD and all their lodging facilities can be booked online in advance. I didn't see any private participation there. So better, you find lodging at Tirupati, where it is available in plenty and cheap too. Also to visit other attractions around the temple city, staying at Tirupati will be fine.

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      Sandip 20 months ago

      I want to get some ph number of hotels in tirumala. Which will be cheaf.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 20 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Bharath, Regarding ID card, they are not insisting on showing it but definitely check that of the person, who booked the Darshan. It means if you have booked Darshan for four people using your card, what they mainly demand is your Card not that of the other three members. But it will be fine and safe if you keep the card other members too handy. Also, ID is not required for children below 12 years old.

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      Bharath 21 months ago

      Thanks cheta... I want to know whether ID card is necessary for all (i.e) for 4 members. Is it necessary to show the ID cards? please do reply soon...thanks

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 21 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Bharath, there is separate section for SED tickets there at the temple premises and certain outlets as notified by the authority. On the time taken for darshan, I think you can have darshan within 45 minutes to 2 hours. It depends. But My experience shows that it never takes more than 2 hours.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 21 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Bharath, there is separate section for SED tickets there at the temple premises and certain outlets as notified by the authority. On the time taken for darshan, I think you can have darshan within 45 minutes to 2 hours. It depends. But My experience shows that it never takes more than 2 hours.

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      bharath 21 months ago

      Hi friend,

      I gonna book ticket SED. Is there any separate entry counter for this SED? How many hours it will take to worship the god when we go by SED?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 23 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Ranga

      I receive a lot of queries like the one as you raised here. I request you all to check your booking status (of any TTD online bookings) from the BOOKING HISTORY screen. It will clearly state whether your transaction is success or failure. Most of the people never take care of this helping element. So please do check always the Booking history page. They will never give you refund nor allow any postponement. So better we take extra care while booking.

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      Ranga 23 months ago

      @Sunil,

      Hi, For kalyanotsavam i booked ticket for my father and mother, first time after payment windo, ticket was not generated, I called call center, they cheked n said no ticket purchaged yet please try again from different account, again i booked got success, surpersingly first ticket also generated 1 day later, i called to call center, they said "can not cancel, better get prasadam n luddu at least" :( , I think its system issue.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 23 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Amit,

      You asked: Can I make payment using SBI Debit card? Or we must have PNB or citi bank card only?

      Answer: Yes you can make payment using SBI Debit Card. It necessarily need not be SBI or Citi Bank. Debit/Credit Cards as well Net banking are ok..

      For Banks other than PNB, you need to select Citi as it is the 'Gateway' to all other banks for payment purpose. You cannot take advantage of your net banking here. Instead opt for Debit or Credit Card payment. Credit Card will be quicker.

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      Amit 23 months ago

      Can I make payment using SBI Debit card? Or we must have PNB or citi bank card only?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 23 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @mounika, I am sorry with you. It is their rule that no cancellation and no refund. I wonder why it happened so. You should have been alerted at least by the time you make payment. I have clearly illustrated all the points in my article. I had mentioned well that "All bookings are FINAL: Postponement/advancement/cancellation/refund is not allowed".

      The one solution we can ask for is postponement of the darshan for another day but unfortunately they don't allow that too. Why you didn't take note these points while booking? If you can, please do write them giving all these details ask them to give you a relief since you lost some money. Please try. God Balaji help you!

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      mounika 23 months ago

      @sunil

      I contacted them but they said no cancellation and no refund. Even for the repeated tickets also(same persons and same darshan timing). If Any other solution is there please let me know.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 23 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @mounika, Better you check in your ticket status in the Booking History. Please contact their Helpline Nos. as I already furnished for more details.

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      mounika 23 months ago

      I had done booking multiple times for same persons. How to cancel other tickets plzz help me out.

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      mounika 23 months ago

      I had done booking for 3 times repeatedly for same persons. May I know how to cancel other 2 tickets.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 23 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Venkatachari Sir, Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Your visit and sharing too appreciated.

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      Venkatachari M 23 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Hi, I think I missed this article. It is very great with full details and guidelines with descriptive images. It is of much help to pilgrims.

      Voted up and sharing too on H+ and G+

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 23 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Karthik, I understand there are certain privileges exclusively for the people who have booked for Kalyanotsavam. But rules change here from time to time. So better you contact them at their Helpline Nos. 1) 0877-2277777 and 2) 0877-2233333.

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      Karthik 24 months ago

      Hi Sir, Very nice blog. very informative. I need info on below.

      1. I am planning to book Kalyanotsavam ticket (1 ticket for couple), but we have one small kid(age 1 year 2 months), Will they allow my kid to Kalyanotsavam with us,

      2.After Kalyanotsavam , We will be allowed to go for fast darsanam or need to buy any separate ticket for darsanam,? How log it will take for darsanam after Kalyanotsavam if they allow.

      Thank you in-advance :)

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 24 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Sri H. Gopalakrishnanji, I am so glad to read your kind words. I have done similar job to help pilgrims to visit and know more about other pilgrimage centers. May god bless you as well.

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      H.Gopalakrishnan 24 months ago

      wonderful information to the society. Keep it up. May God Bless you with peace, prosperity, good health and happiness forever.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 24 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Nirmita, Usually, Pilgrims can book darshan minimum of 1 day in advance up to 7 p.m. and maximum of 28 days for special entry darshan. There is a gap of 28 days (4 weeks). Still sometimes they reserve the slots for some special reasons or seasons, it is their decision and an administrative matter and as such I can't give you an exact reply. You can normally book well in advance of a period of 28 days.

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      Nirmita 24 months ago

      When will the "quota not released" slot get released?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Ranga,

      Thank you for the visit and comments. And to answer your queries, 1) your photo will definitely be appeared in the print out of receipt. If you have booked for 5 persons, photos of all these 5 will be appeared, and 2) Visa and Master cards are accepted for online payment. Do try. Wish you a happy and comfortable darshan.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for visiting my page. I already posted answer for your query.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Dear Babu

      If you book SDE of Rs.300/-, darshan is possible within one hour. It is the best option for senior citizens. Still they are giving preference to aged people even in SDE queue. You just speak with the security persons there and they will give you some sort of preference. But in my opinion it is easy and comfortable if you opt for Rd.300 ticket rather than Rs.50/- ticket. Wish you a comfortable darshan.

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      Babu 2 years ago

      Hi, Very useful portal. 1000 Tq's

      Senior Citizens entry: My father Age is 70 years, In some portal i saw " Special Darshan -One person will be allowed along with senior citizen(age more than65)", , In that case will they allow my mother with my Dad, my mother age is 63 years . Is it possible ? Im trying for this b'cz both can not walk much. Tq

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      Ranga 2 years ago

      Hi Brother,

      Excellent information, Very useful for those who are booking online first time., I need info on below.

      1.On the printout of the eSeva receipt, do the photos of the pilgrims appear?

      2.For payment with credit card- what type of credit cards can use, and Accepting Foreign Credit card. I have Malaysia (Visa,Amex and Master) please clarify.

      Thank you so much.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments here. Sure, the information is correct and up to date since I regularly check it. I have done a few more articles on Tirupati. Hope you will find the same for making your journey a comfortable one. Have a nice darshan!

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      Ravi Kumar 2 years ago

      Nice information. I guess the procedure is valid even today. I'm planning to visit Tirupati in May. Please confirm

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Nitin

      You need not enter the details of children below 12 and their number is not counted for online booking purpose as well for spot purchase of tickets.

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      Nitin 2 years ago

      A small question, during online booking for special Entry Darshan , do we need to enter the details of children who are below 12 years ? In other words, when selecting number of persons for booking, should count of children below 12, is to be included in the number of persons. Can you please elaborate exactly on this.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for the comments.

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      seenivenkatesh 2 years ago

      Very good.... Its very helpful

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      How you make payment? Please let me know. Also did you try their Helpline no. for clarification?

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      santhosh 2 years ago

      i have done several timesin booking ttd wbsite.. but i am getting 'transaction failed' in payment.. can any one help me...

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      That is a strange situation. Did you upload your photo? If you had, it must be appeared on the receipt. Does it contain all other valid things as I stated in my article? Then, you can do two things, either contact TTD on their Helpline Nos. or report yourself at the allotted time and convince the matter there. They will take your photograph from there and will definitely allow you for Darshan. But don't forget to carry your ID proof which you used for booking SDE. Wish you a peaceful darshan!

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      sudha 2 years ago

      In my recipt photo is not available. Wat to do know? Whether this recipt is valid or not.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Actually what they ask is to report one hour before. It is clearly mentioned in the SED print out. For you the allotted time slot is 4-5. So you need to report even before 4. But sometimes they allow even if you reach later. I was allowed once even though I reported later. In case you reach there late, convince them your situation and request for allowing you to enter for darshan.

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      JUGAL 2 years ago

      If we have booked SED ticket of Rs.300 for time slot 4-5 on 22.02.2015 and we will reach at tirupati around 5-6 PM ?

      Can we go for balaji darshan at that time or what is the option we will do.

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      sakthi vasan 2 years ago

      Thanks for your valuable information bro...

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Dear Sakithi Vasan, For a single user, they allow booking for 6 persons only. But I think by creating multiple accounts, say two or three, you can book for more people. They mainly check the IP address of the system. So may be you can login from a different computer using the same ID. Anyhow it is better you contact the authority at their helpline Nos. 1) 0877-2277777 and 2) 0877-2233333.

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      sakthi vasan 2 years ago

      Brother,

      Help me out .. I need to take 15 tickets for sed entry .. Whether it is possibile in single user on same day of booking..

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Dear Gaurav,

      Thanks for stopping by and asking a good question. Photo of the pilgrims will definitely be appeared in the SED receipt.

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      Gaurav 2 years ago

      Brother Sunil,

      On the printout of the SED receipt, do the photos of the pilgrims appear?

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      deepak112 2 years ago

      thank sunil ji for information

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      I am happy that you find this article interesting and useful. Thanks for your visit, sharing and encouraging comments dear.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      A very interesting and useful hub. You go into such detail. Thank you. I have shared this with my network.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you Devika for your visit and comments,

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great idea. Informative and very interesting.

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