Chilkur Balaji Temple, Hyderabad

4.6
#4 of 47 in Historic Sites in Hyderabad
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Chilkur Balaji Temple
Admire the millennium-old details of Chilkur Balaji Temple, a place of worship devoted to Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Also known as the "visa god," Venkateswara draws devotees praying to gain a visa to visit the United States. If their initial 11 rounds around the temple yield success, worshippers must perform another 97 circumambulations in thanks. The temple represents one of the few in the country that doesn't accept any money from devotees, and has no privileged access. Make Chilkur Balaji Temple part of your personalized Hyderabad itinerary using our Hyderabad route planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Chilkur Balaji Temple reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,258 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple'', is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar in Rangareddy District. It is one of the oldest temples in... 
    Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple'', is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar in Rangareddy District. It is one of the oldest temples in...  more »
  • It’s a divine place. Visa balaji as it is said , blessing for getting a visa if you take round of the temple. The place has a divine feel aromatic experience. Energy seat 
    It’s a divine place. Visa balaji as it is said , blessing for getting a visa if you take round of the temple. The place has a divine feel aromatic experience. Energy seat  more »
Google
  • Temple closed due to COVID (as of 14th sep 2020)
  • The Chilkur Balaji Temple is one of the most visited temples of Hyderabad. It is just an /45Min/hour drive from Hyderabad city via ORR. The temple has a descent big campus and is always filled with pilgrims. The best time I would suggest is either early mornings to avoid the rush. Outside the temple premises, a small market is stationed where you can buy local fruits, bangles, iron and aluminium utensils and other household stuff. Parking is not a problem here and it's easy to reach. But, do check timings while you plan to visit success it closes a little early in the evenings.

Plan your trip to Hyderabad

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip