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Overview

Nestled in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati Balaji is famous for being a temple town. Its rich architecture and history attract various Hindu pilgrimages. If one has read the Vedas or Puranas, they must be acquainted with Tirupati since it finds numerous mentions in these holy books. It is only a 5 hour drive away from Bangalore, which makes Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji 2 Days Trip in a private car a convenient option for tourists.

Bangalore, one of the liveliest cities of India that was once known to be the city of Gardens has now turned to the Silicon Valley of India. Its pleasant weather throughout the year, fresh air, age old trees and the cafe culture, makes it a favourite amongst all. From millennial to senior citizens, Bangalore instantly feels home to all.

Being a centre point for various weekend getaways, most tourists also fly to Bangalore to travel to various places of interest in South India. One such popular weekend from Bangalore is the Tirupati town. There are many popular sightseeing places to visit in Tirupati. Plan a road trip to visit the popular Tirupati Balaji temple, also known as the Venkateswara Temple.

This temple attracts approximately 35 million people every year and by default is one of the holiest pilgrimages for Hindus. This historically rich town also boasts of a dozen other temples that we are going to explore in our Two Day Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji Trip by Car.

What to Expect

We will start our journey from Bangalore early in the morning around 6 am on Day 1. Our professional chauffeur will pick you from your place of accommodation in Bangalore and we will straight away head for Tirupati. The distance between from Bangalore to Tirupati is approximately 250 km and it will take us around 5 hours to reach Tirupati via NH75 and NH 69.

Upon reaching Tirupati, guests can check-in at the hotel. After resting for a while, we will go for the city sightseeing tour covering Padmavathi Temple, Govindaswami Temple, Kapila Tirtham, and ISKON temple. Overnight stay at Tirupati Hotel.

On Day 2, we will be visiting the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srivari Padam, Silathoranam, Papavinasam, Akash Ganga Theertham & Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple.

Each of these temples is unique in both its representation and history and undoubtedly is truly going to leave you spellbound by its majestic beauty. Some of these temples are situated on hilltops and they double up as great viewpoints.

We will leave Tirupati by early evening in our comfortable cab and will drop you to your place of origin before midnight.

Itinerary Tirupati from Bangalore for 2 Days

Day 1:  Bangalore to Tirupati | Arrival & Sightseeing at Tirupati

Pickup from your Bangalore Home / Railway Station / Bus Station and proceed to Tirupati. On Arrival at Tirupati, check-in to Tirupati hotel, after fresh up proceed to visit below Tirupati Sightseeing Places including:

Padmavathi Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi who is also known as the incarnation of Goddess Laxmi, is the Padmavathi Temple. It is located 5 km away from Tirupati. It is said that Goddess Padmavathi was found wrapped in a Lotus flower when the earth was being ploughed during a  ritual (Yagna). She was married to Lord Venkateswara(also known as Lord Balaji) of Tirupati, which is why a visit to this temple is a must during your weekend trip from Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji.

There is a Golden idol of Goddess Padmavathi in a sitting posture which is adorned with various kinds of flowers. Apart from the tall temple complex constructed using white marble is a water kund (well), the water of which is said to wash you off your sins.

  • Things To Do: One must book an appointment beforehand and take a special Darshan of Goddess Padmavathi. One sit can around the idol and pray to her. Please note that there are Darshan Tickets that one needs to avail for a special price.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5 am to 9 pm.
  • Recommend Duration: 1 Hour

Govindaswamy Temple

Popular for being the largest temple complex of the Chittoor district is the Govindaswamy Temple. It was built in the 12th century by Saint Ramanujacharya in devotion of Lord Govinda Swami, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the elder brother of  Sri Venkateswara Swamy.

It is nestled at the foothills of the Tirumala and is located at a walking distance from the Railway Station and as such is almost always crowded with tourists. There are many intricate carved statues of Lord Rama, Lord Laxman, Goddess Sita and many others which depict various scenes from the epic, Ramayana.

  • Things To Do: One must take the Darshan of Lord Govinda Swami, whose idol is made using rock in a sleeping posture. If time permits, one must also try and attend the aarti at the temple.
  • Entry Fee: Rs.10
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5 am to 9.30 pm.
  • Recommend Duration: 1 Hour

Kapila Theertham

Devoted to Lord Shiva, also known as Lord Kapileshwara by the locals, this temple not only attracts worshippers but also attracts nature lovers because of being located at the entrance of a mountain cave. Please make sure that you do not miss Kapila Theertham on your 2 day trip to Tirupati.

On the entrance, there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and by its side, you can see a beautiful waterfall cascading down the hill and falling into a small pond.

This temple also provides a stunning view of the Tirumala Hills which also makes it a good sightseeing point for tourists coming for a weekend trip from Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji.

  • Things To Do: One can take a dip in the holy pond of Kapila Theertham.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5 am to 8 pm.
  • Recommend Duration: 1 Hour

ISKCON Temple

Although one can visit ISKCON temple at various places across the country, visiting the one in Tirupati is a different feeling altogether. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.

Its majestic size, stunning architecture in the colours of white and golden and beautiful idols of Goddess Radha & Lord Krishna makes it a must-visit during your Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji 2 day trip in a private cab. Various tourists who are worshippers of Lord Krishna often visit Tirupati from Bangalore primarily to visit the ISKON temple.

The construction of this temple is also interesting. When holy Srila Prabhupada,  founder-preceptor of ISKON, visited Tirupati in 1974, he realised that a town with such a spiritual aura and so many temples dedicated to various Gods & Goddesses could be the perfect place for him to preach the teachings of Lord Krishna and the Bhagavad Gita. It was then in the 1980’s when the idea started taking shape with a small ashram and temple being constructed. In 2005, the ISKON temple as it is today was opened to the public.

  • Things To Do: One of the most striking features of this ISKCON temple is the presence of a Goshala (cow shed) which houses over a hundred cows. Do visit it and feed the cows and oxen after with prior permission from the authorities.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5 am to 8 pm.
  • Recommend Duration: 1 Hour

Day 2: Check-out, Tirupati Sightseeing & Departure

Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple

Our Second Day of Tirupati Sightseeing will begin with paying a visit to the world-renowned Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple. It is the key attraction of Tirupati that makes thousands of tourists visit Tirupati every day.

The temple has gained immense popularity because it is said that Lord Vishnu took the form of Lord Balaji in order to save the earth from the catastrophe of the Kali Yuga. It is also popular for the self-built statue of him.

It is advisable to pre-book the darshan to avoid huge lines. Despite the crowd, the temple is well managed and well maintained.

The structure of the temple is a classic example of the Dravidian style of architecture. In fact, various temples of South India have been inspired by the architecture of Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple.

The most striking feature of this temple is the main shrine known as the ‘Ananda Nilayam’. It is gold plated and houses the idol of Lord Balaji. The other noteworthy feature is the holy pond that is spread over one and a half acres known as the ‘Swami Pushkarni’.

  • Things To Do: One can visit Tirupati Balaji Temple early in the morning to be able to attend the  Vishesh Puja which is held everyday from 5:30 am till 6:30 am.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on  all days of the week: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Recommend Duration: 2 – 3 Hours

Srivari Padalu

After paying our respect to Lord Balaji, we will then visit Srivari Padalu in our 2 day Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji trip. Srivari Padalu is nestled amidst the forests of the  Narayanadri hill range.

It is the place where Lord Vishnu first set his foot on Earth. These footprints can be seen even today. As such, this temple also finds its mention in various holy books. One needs to climb three hundred steps to see the footprints that are being preserved in a glass case.

  • Things To Do: Being located on the peak of the hills, it also provides for great natural beauty. One must enjoy some time here in peace and meditate.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on  all days of the week: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

Silathoranam

Of the three natural rock formations in the world, Silathoranam is one of them, which is what makes it an interesting sightseeing point during your 2 day visit to Tirupati. The natural arch which is 8m in width and 3 m in height is an important National Geo-heritage Monument.

This naturally formed monument is also tied with different versions of history. While some say that the measurements of the arch are equivalent to the size of the idol at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, some say that Lord Vishnu’s second step was placed at the spot of the arch.

  • Things To Do: There is a park in front of the arch which one can visit to have a small picnic.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on  all days of the week: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

Papavinasam Theertham

Literally meaning, eradicating the sins, Papavinasam Theertham is a small holy pond, the water of which has the magical powers of atoning one of their sins. There are various hill originated waterfalls, the water of which falls into the pond.

The pond is also surrounded by various gardens that one visit to relax, rest and bask under the sun. Being surrounded by hills, Papavinasam Theertham also attracts tourists for its natural beauty.

  • Things To Do: Take a dip into the holy water of the pond. If not, you can even spray its water over your body.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open all-day
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

Akash Ganga Theertham

On your two day trip to Tirupati from Bangalore by private car, next we will drive down to the  Akash Ganga Theertham. It is a waterfall, the water of which is also supposed to purify one’s soul. It is said that this waterfall has originated from the feet of Lord Balaji.

One needs to walk approximately two hundred steps down the road to reach the Akash Ganga Theertham.

There is a Devi temple a few metres away from the waterfall which is visited by most tourists visiting Akash Ganga Theertham. It is said that the water from this sacred waterfall is used to perform all the rituals of the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple.

  • Things To Do: Clean yourself of toxicity and impurities and bring back good luck by splashing the water of Akash Ganga Theertham on yourself.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open all-day
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple

Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple is the last place to be visited in your 2 day tour. Located 58 km away from Tirupati, we will be visiting this temple on our way back to Bangalore from Tirupati.

This temple has a great story. During the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam in 1909, the entire village of Kannambadi was submerged including the temple. Interestingly, the temple would always resurface whenever the water level was low. After lying submerged for approximately 70 years, the temple was restored by the Khoday Foundation at a distance of 1.5 km from the original site.

Painted in pastel shades of Blue & Lemon, this temple is devoted to Lord Venugopalan (also known as Lord Krishna). There is an idol of the presiding deity with a flute and a pot of butter. It also has the idols of his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama.

  • Things To Do: Walk around the temple complex and see the minute sculptures being drawn of various characters and episodes from the Ramayana. If possible, watching sunset overlooking the KRS dam is a sight to hold.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

This Two Days Bangalore to Tirupati Balaji Trip by Car will give you an insight into this religious town. Also check our other 2 day trips starting from Bangalore.

Do book this trip, which will take you around the various recommended places to visit in Tirupati. Our professional and polite cab drivers will ensure that your trip is pleasant and all the prominent sightseeing places can be covered smoothly in 2 days.

1 review for Bangalore to Tirupati 2 Days Trip by Cab

  1. Rama Krishna

    Pretty much satisfied with the trip. Driver is good too.. acted as guide and helped us to choose the best places to visit during the trip..

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