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Accommodation at Tirumala is totally organized and managed by Devasthanam only. Also, one can get accommodation purely on availability. On arrival at Tirumala, contact Central Reservation office; tell your requirement of the cottage/ room ranging from Rs.100 to Rs.2000. On allotment you will be guided to the reservation office nearest to your cottage. One has to pay the rent and refundable advance and obtain receipts. You will be guided to the room or cottage. There are numerous reservation offices that have names like ‘Anjanaadhri’, ‘Garudaadhri’ etc. But there is only one Central Reservation Office.
Normally, the room/cottage is allotted for one night, one can extend their stay for one more night on request, which has to be informed in advance, if not you will be forced to vacate as there is tremendous pressure on the authorities for other devotees.
Large Industrial houses, Business people and Individuals donate money to TTD for the construction of cottages on their names. These individuals, business people, industrial houses, if known to you, can issue a letter for accommodation. These cottages are primarily known as ‘Padmavati Guesthouse / Annamaya Guest house etc. Also one can stay in these guesthouses by requesting at the Central Reservation Office. The tariffs for these guesthouses are expensive. Normally these are always over-booked.
There are numerous Mutts around the Temple, which are well maintained, neat and clean, which can provide accommodation. Religious Gurus Sadhus and Religious heads mostly stay in these Mutts
Tirupati is the Temple Town situated at the foothills of Tirumala. There are hundreds of hotels. One can choose as per their choice.
For more information search Google engine for ‘Tirupati Hotels’. You will get numerous links for different hotels where you can book accommodation online.
If you stay in Tirupati there are various options to reach Tirumala. Devasthanam runs buses continuously except between 10 pm to 4 am. Taxis can be hired if affordable. There are numerous jeeps that ply continuously to Tirumala at affordable prices.
Mobility in the Hills:
TTD runs free buses from every important place in Tirumala.
Each and every vehicle that goes uphills will be thoroughly checked and the entire luggage will be opened and shown to the Security at Alipiri, the starting point at the foothills of Tirumala. Alipiri is also the starting point for devotees who climb the hills.