Day 2: Sightseeing in Tirupati | Depart from Tirupati
Your bus reaches Tirupati at 4 AM. You would be picked up from the bus stop and taken to your hotel.
Check-in to the hotel and relax till 7 AM.
After a wholesome breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a temple tour of Tirupati.
First, start with darshan at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, situated atop the Seshachalam Hills. Also known as Balaji Temple, Tirumala Temple or Tirupati Temple, this shrine is the pilgrimage centre of Tirupati. This temple is the richest temple in the world in terms of devotee donations and is also the most visited holy place in the world.
Stone idols of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Padmavathi and Goddess Lakshmi form the centre of the sanctum. The temple also allures all with its Dravidian style of architecture.
Next visit Akasa Ganga Teertham or the heavenly Ganges shrine. The pristine waters of this fall are used for the bathing ceremony of the presiding deities of Tirupati Temple daily. Considered highly auspicious, a dip in its plunge pool is said to wash away all sins. From here, move towards Papavinasanam, a sacred water stream, adjacent to which, is a huge reservoir named after the same. Paying credence to its name, bathing in its holy white waters is believed to diminish the sins of visitors. Later, visit Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy Temple, dedicated to the wild boar, Varaha, Lord Vishnu's third incarnation. It is believed that Lord Bhu Varaha Swamy gave shelter to Lord Venkateswara in the divine seven hills, and thus seeking his blessings is considered important. Thereafter, travel to Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, the presiding deity of which is believed to be a manifestation of Lord Krishna. Here, see the beautiful idol of Lord Venugopala Swamy holding a flute, and a pot, containing butter, resting at his feet.
With a refreshed mind and soul, return to the hotel to pick up your belongings, have dinner then depart for Bangalore at 23:00 Hrs