Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM
Indicative Drop Off Time: 9:00 PM
Morning: Journey to Srikalahasti
7:00 AM: Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Delhi, and your spiritual journey begins with a scenic drive to Srikalahasti, located approximately 150 kilometers away.
Srikalahasti Shiva Temple - The Temple of Air
Explore the mystical Srikalahasti Shiva Temple, representing the element of Air. Learn about the legendary devotion of Kannappa Nayanar, who willingly sacrificed his eyes to stop the flow of blood from the Shiva Lingam. Discover the temple's significance as one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, featuring the Vayu Linga, symbolizing Air. Delve into the rich history of this sacred site, often referred to as Dakshina Kasi and Rahu-katu-Kshetra.
Afternoon: Journey to Tirupati
Continue your drive 34 kilometers to the sacred town of Tirupati, where the renowned Sri Venkateswara Temple awaits your visit.
Sri Venkateswara Temple - The Abode of Lord Balaji
Explore the majestic Sri Venkateswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, built in the 12th century. This temple is one of the holiest and wealthiest in the world, drawing millions of devoted pilgrims. Witness the spiritual fervor as around 50,000 pilgrims visit daily.
Experience the organized procedures for darshan (divine viewing), including entry through the Vaikuntam Queue Complex. Explore the clean and comfortable halls that lead to the main temple. Learn about the temple's activities, including prasadam, hair tonsuring, hundi (offering box), arjitha seva (special services), and thulabharam (offering of goods equal to one's weight).
Optionally, visit other temples in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati, based on your interests.
Evening: Return to Delhi
7:00 PM: Bid farewell to Tirupati and embark on your journey back to Delhi, reflecting on the spiritual experiences and blessings you've received.
Drop Off: Delhi Hotel
9:00 PM: Arrive back at your hotel in Delhi, where your private guided day tour concludes. Cherish the memories of a day filled with spiritual devotion and cultural exploration as you bid farewell to your guide.