Those devotees who would like to climb the hills of Tirumala to fulfil a vow can take one of the two well-laid stone footpaths leading to Tirumala hills. These footpaths are called as sopanamargas.
The most commonly used footpaths by the devotees and the more ancient of the two sopanamargas starts from Alipiri at the foot of the hills. This is about 11 km in length. The other footpath (sopanamarga) starts from Chandragiri. Although this is only about 6 km in length, it is a more difficult route. It is mainly used by the locals and traders.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams provides several facilities to devotees who walk up the hills for Balaji Darshan.