Many pilgrims prefer to go on foot from the Tirupati to Tirumala to have the Darshan of the Lord. It is also part of Sankalpam(Commitment). T.T.D has provided many facilities for the benefit of such pilgrims.
The pilgrims have to get to Alipiri toll gate ,where the steps to the Tirumala begins.This is
4 K.Ms away from the railway station.They can then deposit their luggage at the T.T.D transport
office and obtain a receipt.On reaching the top, they can redeem their luggage after producing this receipt.
The foot way is 16 Kilometers in distance.It takes roughly between 3 to 4 hours to reach Tirumala by this
The natural beauty along the way is breath taking.Though the steps at the start are a bit steep, the rest of the way is quite even and one wouldn't need to strain much.All along the way one can see pilgrims of every age climbing the steps with equal gusto. There are small mandapams along the way where pilgrims can take rest.Though the journey is physically tiring, it is a spiritually satifying one.
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