Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise

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I got this opportunity to present my research work at a conference that was to be held at Sri Venkateswara University at Tirupati. I was excited not only to present my work but, also, to visit Tirupati. I had heard of it as a place of pilgrimage but, always wanted to go and experience the place.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise 1/2 by Mona Yadav

So, a month before I did the planning for this trip therefore, keeping 3 days for my presence at the conference and 2 days to travel through Tirupati.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise 2/2 by Mona Yadav

I took a flight from Delhi to Hyderabad and from there to Tirupati. Our accommodation was planned at Reddy Bhavnam which is about 5 kms away from the airport. It was less costly and a comfortable stay.

Photo of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India by Mona Yadav
Photo of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India by Mona Yadav
Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav

Though, I would like to share that I’m very fond of South Indian food but, I had never eaten such authentic South Indian food which was very rich in spices.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav
Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav

I used to love early morning walks, seeing the fields and just experiencing the semi-urban space.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav
Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav
Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav

I visited the small market which was near to the place of residence. In the market space there was a restaurant that provides north Indian food with really humble ladies serving the food.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav

This shop also provides famous sweets of Tirupati such as mysore pav. And, anyone who visits Tirupati should visit this shop for sure.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav

I planned to go for the Tirupati darshan. I enquired from the place of residence that there’s a provision for online booking for the darshan and it would take 3 hours to complete the darshan. The online booking was for Rs 300. I started out on early morning for the darshan. I took a public bus to Tirumala with a ticket of Rs 100 to and back journey from Tirumala. As I reached there; it was a beautiful scenic view with people from diverse regions who came there to just see, seek blessings of Lord Vishnu at Tirupati.

Photo of Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India by Mona Yadav
Photo of Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India by Mona Yadav

It gets a little strenuous to stand in the queue for 3 hours for the darshan but, as they say, “God tests you before experiencing something big”. And, I’ll agree to that because the experience of seeking the darshan and divine was a powerful experience for me :-)

There’s a small market within the vicinity of Tirumala that one can visit after the darshan and have some delicious.

Photo of Tirupati- An Unknown Paradise by Mona Yadav
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Very powerful beliefs in the temple..Glad you had the darshan.. and blessings from the lord.
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