TTD Advance Booking for accommodation online is managed by temple administration at TTD. TTD administration is quite transparent in allotment of accommodation to pilgrims. TTD enforces a penalty on those pilgrims who do not vacate the rooms within 24 hours as per the TTD norms. If a pilgrim fails to vacate the room at the designated time, then the pilgrim has to pay 200% extra rent after 48 hours and 400% extra rent after 72 hours as penalty.
Free TTD Accommodation – There are several large choultries with free rooms for pilgrims to stay. Free Electricity and water are provided here. To avail free accommodation and TTD special entry darshan tickets, Pilgrims may contact the Central Reception Office (CRO) which is located near the bus stand in Tirumala. TTD also provides free of cost dormitory halls to the pilgrims which free of cost.
How to book TTD Accommodation Online Booking?
There is a facility of online reservation of accommodation at TTD. Pilgrims can visit TTD Seva Online to reserve special entry accommodation ticket. However, this ticket can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the quota availability. The quota is released on the first Friday of every month. This portal aims to provide pilgrims better user experience in availing the services under TTD umbrella.
Steps to follow TTD accommodation online booking:
- Pilgrims are required to register on this portal with a valid email address. This is a pre-requisite to book TTD accommodation online.
- The activation link for registration is sent to the registered email address for verification purpose.
- Pilgrims also need a valid mobile number to complete the OTP verification process.
Moreover, pilgrims need to complete all the above steps without fail, to book all the online services provided by TTD. Know more about TTD Online Registration
How to make payment for TTD online booking?
Payment can be made by using all Master and Visa Debit/Credit cards. Net banking is also available for selected banks.
Note: Any International or Maestro card with 20-digit number is not acceptable.
Types of transactional failures while booking TTD online booking :
- In case of a failed transaction, which could appear due to late response of payment gateway, the pilgrim will receive a refund within 7 working days.
- If a pilgrim encounters a transaction status “Ticket release after a period of in activity”, then this will mean that the ongoing transaction is a failed transaction.
- Transactions which are successfully debited by the payment gateway but not confirmed back to TTD systems are deemed to be failed transactions. All such transactions are eligible for refund post reconciliation. In such transactions, refund takes 10-15 working days.
Note: Sometimes due to technical issues, transaction is not processed and a status “Waiting for payment gateway response” is seen. In this scenario, transaction is successfully processed if the amount gets debited from the pilgrims bank account.
How to resolve queries related to transactional failures?
If the refund is not credited within 7 working days, then please write an email to [email protected]. They will get back to you within 24 hours.
Additionally, Things to remember while checking TTD online accommodation availability:
- Accommodation is not provided for one person only. A minimum of 2 pilgrims are required to avail TTD accommodation.
- Accommodation can be booked 1 day to 90 days in advance.
- Only one room can be booked by one pilgrim at a given time. The next booking can only be made 90 days after the previous booking. This holds true for Tirumala and Tirupati separately.
- Original ID proof should be carried by all pilgrims while availing the accommodation.
- Cancellation is not allowed one day prior to availing the accommodation.
Check- in time slots for Tirumala and Tirupati – There are 2 check-in time slots available.
- 00:00 hrs to 11:59 hrs
- 12:00 hrs to 23:59 hrs
Types of accommodation at Tirumala – All rooms come with 2 beds and attached bathrooms.
- Non-AC rooms – There are 2 variants where one costs Rs 100 and the other variant costs Rs 500.
- AC rooms – There are 2 variants where one costs Rs 999 and the other variant costs Rs 1518.
Types of TTD accommodation at Tirupati – All rooms come with 2 beds and attached bathrooms.
- Non-AC room at Srinivasam complex – This room costs Rs 200.
- AC room at Srinivasam complex – This room costs Rs 400.
- Special deluxe room at Srinivasam complex – This room costs Rs 600.
- Non-AC room at Vishnu Nivasam- This room costs Rs 200.
- AC room at Vishnu Nivasam – This room costs Rs 800.
- AC Suite at Vishnu Nivasam – This room costs Rs 1340.
- AC Suite at Madhavan guest house – This room costs Rs 800.
- Deluxe AC Suite at Madhavan guest house – This room costs Rs 999.
How to avail the allotment of the rooms booked through TTD online booking ?
The allotment of room is only for 24 hours and no extension is allowed. Pilgrims should vacate the room within 24 hours. Pilgrims are required to report at sub enquiry office for room allotment. The availability of rooms will be displayed on digital boards at respective TTD e-darshan counters. The rooms are provided on first come and first serve basis.
Tirumala – Furthermore, pilgrims need to carry the printed receipt of the accommodation and contact the CRO (Central Reception Office) counter in Tirumala. An accommodation slip with guest house name will be provided at the counter. Pilgrims need to reach the sub enquiry office of that guest house within an hour of receiving the accommodation to collect keys and avail the accommodation.
Tirupati – By the same token, pilgrims need to carry the printed receipt of the accommodation and reach the guest house as per the reservation. Pilgrims need to reach the sub enquiry office of that guest house to collect keys and avail the accommodation.
Lastly, Cancellation of accommodation at TTD by a Pilgrim :
1. A pilgrim can cancel the TTD accommodation up to one day in advance of the date of accommodation booked online. This is irrespective of the time slots. Base tariff is refunded to the original source of payment.
- No cancellation is allowed 24 hours prior to the date of availing accommodation. This is irrespective of the time slots.
- If accommodation is not availed, the rent amount will not be refunded under any circumstance.
Special Note for TTD Accommodation for Nri & TTD Accommodation for Defence Personnel – There is an exclusive accommodation available and Balaji from Darshan Booking Team will be writing on them in the follow up articles.
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