14 Jan, Rahul :The E-Darshan is the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) online services to pilgrims in India on a single window system. The system enables a devotee to book special darshan, Archana Anthara Darshan, Nijapada Darshanam and accommodation at Tirumala in advance. At present there are 43 online centers in India
. Now it is also possible to do all the Tirupati booking and get information through phone from the comfort of your home.
Pilgrims to Tirupati Tirumala Balaji temple can reserve for pujas and darshan minimum 2 days and maximum 60 days in advance. Each Pilgrim has to offer his finger print and photo will be captured at the time of booking.
E-Darshan facility is available at all district headquarters in Andhra Pradesh. New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Kolhapur, Pune, Salem, Erode, Bhimavaram and Naidupeta are the other cities and towns with E-Darshan facility. The darshan counters are managed by TTD.
At present the special darshan ticket costs Rs.50 each, Archana Anthara Darshan tickets are priced at Rs.200 each, Nijapada Darshanam costs Rs.200 each (only on Fridays) and accommodation at Tirumala starts from Rs100.
Another simple option, provided you have credit cards or debit cards, is the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams e-service. You will also need to upload your photo and have a photo id card.