APSRTC Bus between Bangalore andTirupati

State road transport (APSRTC) bus services between Bangalore and Tirupati

Bangalore - Tirupati
Departure - 8:00, 16:00, 20:00, 20:30
Type - Luxury
Fare - 115

Bangalore - Tirupati
Departure - 8:45, 15:15, 23:45
Type - Garuda
Fare - 200

Bangalore - Pallamaneru - Tirupati
Departure - 20:30
Type - Garuda
Fare - 250

Bangalore - Tirupati
Departure - 10:30, 11:00, 17:30, 19:00, 19:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 23:15, 23:30
Type - Hi Tech Luxury
Fare - 145

Bangalore - Tirupati
Departure - 0:00, 5:00, 6:00, 6:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 16:30, 20:45, 21:30, 22:00, 22:15, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30
Type - Express Service
Fare - 102

Tirupati - Bangalore
Departure - 9:00, 10:15, 22:00
Type - Luxury
Fare - 115

Tirupati - Bangalore
Departure - 12:30, 13:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 23:00, 23:15
Type - Hi Tech Luxury
Fare - 161

Tirupati - Bangalore
Departure - 1:00, 6:15, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:00, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 13:15, 13:45, 15:00, 15:15, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, 21:45, 22:30, 23:30
Type - Express Service
Fare - 99

Tirupati - Bangalore
Departure - 12:15, 1:00, 1:30, 8:45, 14:45, 15:45, 22:45
Type - Garuda
Fare - 250


APSRTC Control Point - Bangalore
Phone: 080-22873915

APSRTC Ticket booking officer - Secunderabad
Phone: 040-27802203

APSRTC Bus Inquiry - Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station - Hyderabad
Phone: 040-24614406

Swami Pushkarini

Swami Pushkarini was originally in Vaikuntam and belonged to Sri Maha Vishnu. It was set on Earth by Garuda, for the sport of Sri Venkateswara. It is adjacent to the Sri Venkateswara temple.

Pilgrims bathe here before entering the main temple.

The mukkoti of Swami Pushkarini (the merging of over three crore teerthams in Swami Pushkarini) occurs on Mukkoti Dwadasi (the twelfth day of the fortnight of Dhanur Masa). Therefore, it is believed that bathing in the Swami Pushkarini on this day, is equivalent to bathing in the holy river, Ganges.

On the western bank of the Swami Pushkarini is the Sri Varahaswami temple, while on its southern bank is the Sri Venkateswara temple.

The wooden-float festival of Lord Sri Venkateswara in the month of February/March and Avabhrudhasnanam or Chakrasnanam during Brahmotsavam takes place in the Swami Pushkarini.


Day on which the Festival is Held Every Year
Kumaradhara - Magha Pournami
Ramakrishna - Pushya Pournami
Tumbhuru - Phalguna Pournami
Chakra Karthika Masa - Ksheerabdhi Dwadasi

Sri Padmavathi Temple, Tiruchanoor

Tiruchanoor, also known as Alamelumangapuram, is about 5 km from Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated here. It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.

You may wonder why Sri Padmavathi Devi's temple is away from Lord Sri Venkateswara's. Legend has it that the Lord (Sri Maha Vishnu, who later took on the incarnation of Sri Venkateswara) showed his reverence towards the sage, Bhrigu Maharshi, even though the sage had insulted Vishnu by kicking Him on the chest.

In anger, Sri Maha Lakshmi (the Lord's consort) reached Patala Loka, where she heard a divine voice stating that a pushkarini was dug on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi, and here She immersed herself in penance for 12 years.

In the 13th year (during the month of Karteeka, on Panchami day in the last fortnight, highlighted by the nakshathram Uttarashadha), Sri Padmavathi emerged from a golden lotus. It is believed that Goddess MahaLakshmi herself emerged as Sri Padmavathi.

Temple Programme and Sevas

Sub-temples in its premises are :

1. Sri Krishnaswamy Temple
2. Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple
3. Sri Suryanarayana Swamivari Temple

Important Festivals

1.Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple:

* Navarathri Festival(Dasara)
* Kartheeka Brahmotsavam
* Float festaival
* Vasanthotsavam
* Rathasapthami

2.Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple:

* Avatharotsavam for 3 days.

Appalaya GuntaSri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple

Places In and around Tirupati

Appalaya GuntaSri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple is located in Appalayanagunta, 14 km from Tirupati.

It is believed that after Lord Sri Venkateswara married Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru, He blessed Sri Siddeswara and other sages here.

The temple, constructed by the Rajas of Karvetinagar, consists of a shrine for Anjaneyaswami. The imposing image of the wind-god is worshipped by devotees for relief from chronic diseases.There are also idols of Goddess Padmavathi and Sri Andal here. The presiding deity in this temple, unlike in the main temple, is in the Abhaya Hastha pose.

Brahmotsavam is celebrated once a year at this temple.

Fairs & Festivals

* Anivara Asthanam
* Deepavali
* Vaikunta Ekadasi and Vaikunta Dwadasi
* Rathasapthami
* Ugadi

Kalyanotsavam performed once a year during the Annual Brahmotsavam on the day of Rathotsavam - 300.00 (for two persons)

Abhishekam every Friday - Rs 5.00 per person

Virtual Tour of Tirumala Tirupati Temple