I visit the Tirupati Temple often to seek the blessing of Lord Venkateshwara. There are different ways to reach the temple, either by the walking path or by travelling in a vehicle. I always prefer the walking path as it is like any trekking experience with bit of spirituality attached to it.
Note: In this blog I am going to share my walking experience.
STEP 1 : TRAIN
[CHENNAI CENTRAL—-> TIRUPATI RAILWAY STATION]
I took the morning Sapthagiri Express from Chennai Central. The Departing time was 6:25 A.M. Arrival Time at Tirupati was 9:45 A.M.
STEP 2: AUTO RIDE
NOW After reaching my destination I took an auto from the Tirupati Railway station and went to Alipiri ( Foot of seven hills in Tirupati).
REACHED ALIPIRI FINALLY!!
STEP 3 : THE STEPS
The total distance from Alipri to Tirupati is 12KM by walk consisting of 3550 steps. Duration is 3 to 4 hours depending upon the stamina.
I took 4 hours to reach Tirupati..it’s not easy especially the last 500 steps..but the satisfaction you get after completing is unexplainable.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DARSHAN TOO!!