Tirumala Hills can be reached either by road, rail or by air. Tirumala Hills can be reached as below
Tirupati airport to Tirumala is 16 km,
Tirupati railway station is 26 km
tirupati town to Tirumala is 22 km
Chennai to Tirumala 170 km
There is also an air trip at Renigunta which can be reached in fifteen minutes by air from Chennai. Renigunta is about ten kilometres from Tirupati Township.
Everyday from the pre-dawn hours to late in the night, several different Kaimkaryams (worshipping rituals) are performed to the Lord. Starting with the hymns of Suprabhatham at 3.00 a.m. a continuous pattern of regular worship is followed until the "Ekantha Seva" between 11 p.m. to mid-night.
Every day after the food offerings to the Lord, the prasadam are distributed to the pilgrims during the Sarva Dharsanam. The most valued prasadam is the sandal paster and camphor powder with which the Deity is anointed.
Walking up the hills is a major vow of the pilgrims. For such devotees, the TT Devasthanams has arranged several facilities such as the bus lift of their luggage from the foot of the hills to the Tirumalai hill top. The foot path is weater - protected, Lightened patrolled round the clock and provided with drinking water taps and telephones at convenient points. Devotional music is played softly all along over the public address system from the hills. Once the pilgrims reach the hills the Reception office awaits them to look after accommodation. A free bus of the T.T.D Place across the town to take the pilgrims around.