Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad - Visa Balaji History, Distance and Timings

The famous Chilkur Balaji Temple, also known as Visa God or Visa Balaji at Chilkur, is just 30 km from Hyderabad City.

This famous Balaji temple is present on the Vikarabad Highway at Chilkur Village, Moinabad Mandal of Telangana State.

Temple Information:

Proper Name Chilkur Balaji Temple
Primary Deity Lord Balaji
Date Built 14th century A.D
Locale Chilkur Village
City Hyderabad
District Ranga Reddy
State Telangana
Country India
Pin Code 500075
Timings 5:00 AM and 8:00 PM
Phone 9000901256

Many devotees who wish to go abroad come here to this temple and pray Lord Balaji to fulfill their wishes.

Chilkur Balaji Temple or Visa Balaji Temple

About Chilkur Balaji Temple:

The temple is present on the banks of Osmansagar Lake, also known as Gandipet Lake. (It is an artificial lake in Hyderabad constructed by Osman Ali Khan in 1920 by damming the Musi River).

It is one of the ancient temple in Telangana constructed during the days of Akkana and Madanna Qutb Shahi dynasty period.

Chilkur Temple Attractions:

Devotees who visit this famous temple for the first time need to do 11 Parikrama or Pradakshina and then express their wish in front of Swayambhu Lord Venkateshwara idol without closing their eyes.

Devotees whose wishes are fulfilled will once again come to Chilkur Balaji Temple and complete the remaining 108 Parikramas/rounds.

It is one of the rare temples where one can witness the chanting's of Lord Balaji in high pitches while doing the Parikramas.

The temple doesn't accept money or donations from the devotees and there is no entry fee. You don't find a single Hundi in this temple. Also, there is no special queue for VIP and Celebrities.

All pilgrims are treated equal at Chilkur Balaji Temple, which is rarely noticed in other popular temples of India.

Lord Balaji Temple at Chilkur - Chilkur Temple

There are many stalls surrounding the temple offering Puja items. There are some small and large hotels around the temple offering snacks and breakfast to the pilgrims.

The peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Chilkur attracts a lot of devotees how are fed up with Hyderabad noise pollution.

Mobile phones and cameras are strictly prohibited inside the temple.

So, you need to leave your phones/Tablets, important luggage bags and any other belongings near the queue counter and take the receipt before going to Balaji Darshan.

Chilkur temple in Hyderabad was meant as an alternative for those who could not go to Tirumala and visit the temple of Lord Balaji.

Today, this temple has become a mandatory stop for those seeking a H1B visas and is often visited by software and IT professionals in and around Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The state government repeatedly tried to take over the temple, but its trustees, priests and devotees have always come together to stop any such attempts.

Although people come to this temple with different wishes - to marry, have children, have their own home, for health problems - visa seekers, however, make up the largest percentage.

About VAK Magazine:

Devotees can contribute to the Chilkur Balaji Temple - Daily Puja Fund and have the blessings of Lord Balaji.

The temple also publishes a Trilingual Monthly Magazine called VAK and devotees can purchase this magazine at a nominal price in the temple itself.

Chilkur Temple Timings:

This great historic temple often called as Mini Tirumala is opened to the pilgrims in all days of the week.

Temple Open Time Morning 5 AM
Temple Close Time Evening 8 PM

The temple will be too crowded during Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays. Chilkur Balaji temple pujari is C.S. Rangarajan.


Pilgrims are advised to start early from their homes and avoid 108 Pradakshina (circumambulation) during these peak days.

Visa Balaji Temple in Hyderabad | Chilkur Balaji Temple

Festivals at Chilkur Temple:

Brahmotsavam (Seven Days Annual Festival) is celebrated every year during the period of Chaitra Masam (March to April) from the next day after Sri Rama Navami. All other Hindu festivals are celebrated with great fervor at this temple.

Getting to Chilkur Balaji Temple:

The temple is located at a distance of about 21.4 km from Mehdipatnam. Telangana State is providing bus services to Chilkur Balaji Temple especially on Sundays from Mehdipatnam and other places.

Chilkur Balaji Temple Accommodation:

There are many small Restaurants, Stalls and budget Hotels near the temple for food and accommodation.

The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) built the Haritha Hotel near the Chilkur Temple, which has 1 A/C Suite, 3 A/C Rooms and a dormitory.

Nearby Attractions in Hyderabad:

  1. Salar Jung Museum
  2. Osman Sagar
  3. Charminar
  4. Jagadgiri Gutta
  5. Nehru Zoological Park
  6. Birla Mandir
  7. Jagannath Temple
  8. Mrugavani National Park
  9. Lumbini Park
  10. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
  11. Golconda Fort
  12. Ratnalayam Temple
  13. Keesaragutta Temple
  14. Balkampet Yellamma Temple
  15. Rambag Sriramalayam

Chilkur Balaji Route Map:

Chilkur Balaji Temple Address:

Chilkur Balaji Temple Rd, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075

Author Note:

A place of true worship can be witnessed at Chilkur Temple. Don't forget to visit Chilkur Balaji Temple when you are in Hyderabad next time.

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