3 Day Tirupati Itinerary

Tirupati is a religious tourist attraction in South India as it is claimed to be the abode of Lord Venkateshwara. Tirumala temple, located on Venkatadri - the seventh peak of Sapthagiri hills, is a prime spot that every tourist visits. Although the most famous location here is the temple honouring Lord Vishnu, also known as Lord Balaji, your Tirupati itinerary can include visits to other famous temples. We have rounded up a few spots to add to your 3-day Tirupati sightseeing itinerary.

incense being burned in a bowl filled with sand inside a temple

Day 1

The first stop on your Tirupati Balaji itinerary is Tirumala Temple. Guests can save time on your Tirupati Balaji experience by booking darshan tickets online. There are tickets of varying prices that cut down on your queue time. Alternatively, if you fancy some physical activity, you can opt to climb the 2388 steps at Srivari Mettu. A free laddoo and darshan ticket greet you after the 2-hour taxing climb up to the hilltop. You can arrange for your luggage to be taken to the top if you plan to stay there after darshan.

Lord Varahaswamy Temple is very close to Tirumala Temple. Devotees creating an itinerary for Tirupati Balaji are encouraged to visit this temple first before worshipping Lord Venkateshwara at his temple. This beautiful shrine has a water enclosure and colourful sculptures built into the walls. Schedule your Tirumala darshan early in the day if you plan on returning to Tirupati in the evening. That way, you can hit up Tirumala Deer Park Reserve on your way back. The reserve is maintained by the temple trust, and is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Day 2

Start your day on a good note by sampling the local breakfast of idli and sambhar. Do not forget to try out the famous tomato chutney, also known as red chutney. After visiting the auspicious temple on the first day of the trip, you can let loose on Day 2 by witnessing a geological wonder. Silathoranam, meaning rock and garland in the native Telugu language, is a stunning rock formation with a natural arch. This rock outcropping is surrounded by dense woods and well-maintained flora. The tall formation framed by blue skies and green grass makes for a pretty picture and is sure to lift your spirits.

Indulge in a South Indian thali for a satisfying meal, then visit another charming sight - Chandragiri Palace and Fort. This 11th-century architectural wonder, only an hour away from Silathoranam, has a long and interesting history, owing to the mix of rulers that have conquered the site. Learn more about it at the archaeological museum at Raja Mahal Palace, known for its Indo-Saracenic architecture.

Day 3

Visit Shri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi, on the outskirts of Tirupati. Travel an hour from there to visit Sri Kalahasti Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Feel close to divinity in Tirupati when you stay in our rooms with a hill view at Raj Park Hotel. After a day full of darshan, rest easy surrounded by the tranquil views of Sapthagiri.