Chilkur Balaji Temple, Telangana

Thirty kilometers away from Hyderabad city centre, is located 14th century Chilkur Balaji Temple. The Chilkur Balaji Temple is also known as the visa god which is devoted to lord Balaji. A popular belief that states if anybody is facing certain difficulties in receiving their visa, then they visit this temple and make 11 rounds. And once their wish is fulfilled, they visit here again and take 108 rounds around the main temple. The Chilkur Balaji temple is widely famous for being the sole temple that does not accept any donations. The temple however is located far away from the hustles of the city and yet it is always over crowded with devotees coming from every parts of India and abroad. On an average, the range of devotees visiting this temples ranges between 75,000-100,000 each week.

The hours of operation are from 5 am till 8 pm, and it is open on every day of the week. There is no entry charge to the temple. There are a number of accommodation options surrounding the temple region.

It is advisable not to visit the Balaji temple during the period of March to June solely because the temperature goes beyond 40 degrees Celsius. The best and ideal time to visit is during the winter i.e. between October to December. It is better not to go during the weekends due to the massive overcrowding.

Commutation is quite flexible to reach the Chilkur Balaji temple. From the Hyderabad airport, which is approx.20 kilometers away, there are numerous buses and taxies that can be opted. By train, you have to get off at the Himayat Nagar railway station. On road, you can avail the TSRTC buses which run frequently on this route. The closest bus stand is Mehdipatnam. It takes almost 2 hours to reach this place from the main city of Hyderabad. Travelling from Bangalore, you have to come via the Bangalore - Hyderabad highway.

Timings

Chilkur Balaji Temple open at 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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