Accommodation is available in these categories: Free & Paid
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In this Pilgrim can book rooms / cottages, minimum of 3 days in advance and maximum of 90 days. And also no Accommodation allowed to Single Person. Accommodation at Tirumala is totally organized and managed by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam(TTD) only. TTD has constructed around 4850+ cottages, guesthouses and choultries both at Tirupati and Tirumala. TTD provides accommodation free of cost to pilgrims who cannot afford to pay for their stay in Tirupati and Tirumala. Further, to ease the demand for accommodation. 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.5000. 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. Usually Rooms / Cottages is allotted for only 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. 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 every 5 minutes 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. Free Transportation in the Hills: TTD runs free buses from every important place in Tirumala. Security: Each and every vehicle that goes uphills will be thoroughly checked and the entire luggages 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. Inside the temples all electronic gadgets (Mobiles, calculators etc.) are strictly prohibited. All the handbags are scanned at the entrance of the temple, which my delay by few minutes of your Darshan time. Please do not carry scissors, nail clippers or other sharp items in your bag.