July 30, 2018: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is introducing tours from Mangaluru to Tirupati-Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh.
The Mangaluru-Tirupati-Tirumala package includes Sheeghra Darshan at Tirumala and a visit to Sri Kalahasthi Temple, according to the KSRTC. The itinerary is as follows: freshening-up at a hotel on arrival at Tirupati, breakfast, Sri Padmavati Temple visit, transit to Tirumala by APSRTC non-AC bus, Sheeghra Darshan at Tirumala, lunch, Tirupati local temple visits, night stay and dinner at Sri Kalahasthi, Sri Kalahasthi Temple darshan the next morning, breakfast, lunch, transit to Tirupati by non-AC bus and return in the morning of day 4. The Mangaluru package is priced at Rs. 5,100 (weekdays) and Rs. 5,400 (weekends) for an adult.Devotees may book their package through KSRTC booking centres, authorised franchisees, online and through mobile 30 days in advance.