Touted as being the “largest Hindu temple of its kind in Europe”, Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple of UK, in Tividale village, is planning to expand.
The temple submitted an application to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, of plans of constructing a Chariot House to store a chariot. They also applied for the construction of a processional route for Rathyatra, which is pending consideration.
This Balaji temple, which was acquired in 1995, is spread in about 30 acre plot. It attracts visitors from all over the UK and is open throughout the year.