Puttaparthi is a town in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It was the residence of the notable spiritual teacher Sathya Sai Baba. The town’s main attraction is Baba’s Prasanthi Nilayam ashram, the presence of which has given a huge boost to the local economy, in the form of hotels, lodges, restaurants and shops which are largely frequented by visitors to Prasanthi Nilayam. The common languages spoken in Puttaparthi are Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English and Hindi. Apart from the main Ashram, Puttaparthi has other places of interest like a Hanuman temple, a village mosque and Sathyabhama temple. Sathyabhama is well known locally as ‘Sathyamma’ and the temple was built by Late Kondama Raju, grandfather of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Initially on the outskirts, it is now in the heart of the much grown town of Puttaparthi. Incidentally, another Sathyamma temple was recently constructed by Baba’s elder brother Seshama Raju’s son on the Bangalore route (10 km from the Ashram) next to the Gantla Maremma temple.
Category : Pilgrim
Time Zone: UTC + 5:30 Hours
STD Code: 8555
Info Website: N.A
Best Time to Visit: Sept- Feb
Puttaparti famous for Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram (‘ Abode of peace’), Which was the headquarters of Shri Satya Sai Baba, the spiritual guru. The Satya Sai Baba, who was regarded as the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi, has a following from all incarnate, spends most of the time at the ashram in puttaparthi. “Service to mankind is service to the almighty” is the conerstone of Shri Satya Sai Baba Trust’s Philosophy. People of all religion pay homage at the shrine at puttaparthi and all are treated alike. All festivals are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. On Shri Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday in November, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world gather hear to seek his blessings.
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By Air : Puttaparthi has a local domestic airport known as Sri Satya Sai Airport, which is at a distance of 4 km from the Satya Sai Ashram. The airport is connected to Mumbai and Chennai by bi-weekly flights. Major nearest International airport is Bangalore which is at a distance of nearly 250 km. Airlines Information – 87444
By Train : Sri Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam railway station, which is nearly 8 km away from Ashram, links Puttapathi with the major cities of India, including Mumbai (Udyan Exp), Bangalore (Vijaywada-Yeswanthpur Exp), Visakhapatnam (Prasanthi Exp), Hyderabad (Kacheguda Exp), Bubhaneshwar (Howrah Exp) and New Delhi (Rajdhani Exp). Dharmavaram is the nearest major railhead, which is about 45 km away. Taxi fare from Dharmavaram to Puttaparthi is about Rs 900. Railway Counter – 87355
By BUS : APSRTC buses connect Puttaparthi with other cities in Andhra Pradesh. Super deluxe buses regularly have trips from Bangalore (250 km), Hyderabad (400 km) and Chennai (450 km) to Puttaparthi. The bus fare is about Rs 3-4 per km. Bus Service – 87210
By Taxi : Opting for a taxi can be an easier mode of travel, though expensive. Taxis in Puttaparthi do not run on meter, however, the rates are quite fair and not too exorbitant. Taxi charges will range around Rs 15 per kilometer, and by taking up a taxi you travel around the city in minutes. Puttaparthi is a safe city, and any mode of transport can be preferred. There are no special night fares for travel. Global Services- Ph: 08555 286322 Rudy Muller Tours and Travel – Ph: 098456 83885
By Other : Auto rickshaws to move around in Puttaparthi.
Budget – Up to Rs. 800
Hotel Chaitanya International ; 6/63, Opp: General Hospital, Near Vidyagiri Arch, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh – 515 134 ; Ph – 91 92222 72222 ; Facilities – “Travel Desk, Restaurant ,Conferencing Facilities, Internet Facilities, Room Service, Doctor On Call, Hotel Chaithanya International Puttaparthy offers excellent conferencing facilities.
Economy – Up to Rs. 801 to Rs. 1200
Hotel Sai Maa Residency ; Ashrama Road, Beside Canara Bank Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi – 515 134 ; Ph – (08555) 287411 ; Facilities – Travel Desk, Restaurant ,Conferencing Facilities, Internet Facilities, Room Service, Doctor On Call.
Deluxe – Up to Rs. 801 to Rs. 1200
Sri Sai Plaza ; 3rd Cross, Gopuram Road, Puttaparthi- 515134 ; Ph – (08555) 287411 ; Facilities – Travel Desk, Railway Station Transfer, Doctor on Call, 24 Hours Room Service, Laundry, Safe Deposit, Cable TV, 24 Hours Hot & Cold Water, Prayer Room.
Luxury – Rs. 2501 and above
Sai Towers ; 2, 3/604, Main Road,Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh,515134
Puttaparthi Main Rd, Puttaparthi” ; Ph – 085 55 287270 ; Facilities – Travel Desk, Railway Station Transfer, Doctor on Call, 24 Hours Room Service, Laundry, Safe Deposit, Cable TV, 24 Hours Hot & Cold Water, Prayer Room, Money Exchange, Credit Card Payment Facility, Wi-Fi, Minibar.
- Hotel Sai Surya Restaurantl ; Puttaparthi Main Rd, Puttaparthi, AP – 515134 ; M – 8555-287412 ; Food Serve : Indian
- Hotel Sree Krishna Bhavan ; Puttaparthi Main Rd, Puttaparthi, AP – 515134 ; M – 08555-287866 ; Food Serve : Italian
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- Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors.
- Don’t leave cash and valuables in your hotel room. Use room safes where available.
- Keep daily cash in separate pockets.
- Police Station – 87333
- General Hospital – 87256