If you prefer a quick pre-scheduled trip to Tirupathi now, you can make use of eDarshan scheme arranged by TT Devasthanams from your region. The procedure is quite simple:
- Everyone (who is going to visit Tirupathi) have to personally visit the TT Devasthanam regional center.
- A token entry fee of INR 50 needs to be paid in the eDarshan counter.
- A fingerprint and a quick image of the user is recorded.
- A desired date and time of visit to Tirumala is printed on the reciept.
The pilgrim needs to reach Vaikuntam Q complex at the pre-printed date and time for the darshan. I just thought the counter that gives the reciept and slot is quite similar to US Embassy Visa counters taking fingerprint and image of the visa applicant. :)