I would like to one day visit the Tirupati temple in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. As this is would be a one off visit, I need to know about when the right time to go would be and so that I can pay my respects in peace and have enough time to spend in the temple. I see on the forum that many members have put their queries in forms of questions, I don't know whether this is a rule, but I will also do the same as it would be easier for me to get the replies back in the order that I would list them. 1. What is the best time of the year to visit the Tirupati temple? 2. What is the best time to be there during the day for darshan and see the aarti? 3. Are there any restrictions when visiting the temple, as I know some temples have certain rules and regulations? 4. Are there hotels close to the temple or is it best to stay in the main Tirupati city? 5. I read somewhere about devotees being stuck in the darshan halls of the temple for around 8 hours, what is this all about?