Srivari Mettu Margam (Lord Balaji Steps Way (or) pathway route) is chosen by many pilgrims as part of their initial offering to Lord Venkateswara Swamy. Devotees were allowed to walk through this route to offer prayers in the Temple. Every day more than 6,000 devotees would reach Thirumala through this route while the no.of pilgrims increases upto 15,000 on special days.
History tells us that Sri Krishna Devaraya first reached Thirumala on this Srivari Mettu Margam. So,many of the people follows this as a tradition and walks through this way when they achieved something. Here is the complete details of Srivari Mettu, The total no.of Steps Count, Srivari Mettu Opening Timings, Distance and more.
What is Srivari Mettu?
Srivari Mettu is the pathway route considered the shortest trekking route from the side of Srinivasa Mangapuram. Seeing the growing preference and significance for this route over the past many years and decades, pilgrims chooses this the right choice to reach Lord Venkateswara Swamy Temple on the Tirumala Hill. Most of the people prefer to go from Srivari Mettu (steps way) as good facilities and good security are provided in 2022. Also, Srivari mettu is the shortest one when compared with the Alipiri – Tirupati Gaaligopuram way.
Srivari Mettu Timings
Srivari Mettu opens in the morning 6.00 am closes in the evening 5:00 pm. After that no one will be allowed except the security. Since it is a Forest Hill area, it is not safe to travel in the night time. So, make sure to reach the Srivari Mettu within the time.
Srivari Mettu Steps Count:
The Pilgrims to fulfil their Vow to Lord Balaji will take this path to reach Tirumala on foot from Tirupati. The Srivari Mettu consists of a total 2388 Steps which makes a distance of 2.1 km. However, to reach Srivari Mettu, you have to take a bus from Tirupati which is at a distance of 12 kms.
Srivari Mettu Distance:
As said earlier, The Srivari Mettu consists of a total 2388 Steps which makes a distance of 2.1 km. To reach the Srivari Mettu from Tirupati, you have to take a bus from Tirupati Bus Stop to Srinivasa Mangapuram which is at a distance of 10.6 kms. From Srinivasa Mangapuram to Srivari Mettu it is 4 km., either you can take another bus or go by walk.
How to Reach Tirumala?
Theer are two ways to reach Tirumala, One is through Alipiri Steps and the other is through Srivari Steps.
What is the Distance from Srivari Mettu to Tirumala?
The distance from Srivari mettu to Tirumala is 2.1 KM. You have to climb 2388 steps to reach Tirumala.
How much time will take to Reach Tirumala through Srivari Mettu?
By walk from Srivari Mettu to Tirumala, depending on the physical fitness of the person, it will take minimum 1 hour 30 minutes and above. An active person can reach Tirumala not more than 2 Hours.
When Srivari Mettu Reopened?
Srivari Mettu was reopened on May 05, 2022 after completing the restoration works.
What are the Timings of Srivari Mettu?
Srivari Mettu opens in the morning 6.00 am till evening 5.00 pm.
How to reach Srivari Mettu?
Srivari Mettu is 19 km away from Tirupati and a free bus service is also available starting from Tirupati Railway station.
Which is the shortest way to reach Tirumala?
Srivari Mettu is teh shortest way to reach Tirumala when compared with Alipiri way.
Does Sriveari Mettu Margam Has Security?
Yes, TTD board has appointed two security guards in the beginning of Srivari Mettu and they will scan you as part of the security measures.
Can I Buy Tickets at Srivari Mettu?
Yes, TTD board has recently constructed a Ticket counter in the beginning of Srivari Mettu to issue tokens to the pilgrims. But the operations were not started as of May 05, 2022.