A small town located in the Ananthapur District of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi was the abode of spiritual guru, Sathya Sai Baba. Located on the banks of Chitravathi River, Puttaparthi is surrounded by undulating hills. While there is not much in terms of natural beauty, Puttaparthi houses a list of popular religious attractions. The main attraction of the town is Prasanthi Nilayam, or the abode of peace, which was constructed in 1950. Puttaparthi is the hub of contemporary Indian religion and has also acquired global acclamation as a centre of religious importance and excellence.


A two-storied sanctum that also stands as a symbol of religious tolerance, Sai Kulwant Hall is one of the major attractions here in Puttaparthi. The balcony doors on the second floor display symbols of various faiths across the world, and the ground floor houses a prayer hall.

Another popular attraction here is the Chaitanya Jyoti Museum which was thrown open in the year 2000. The museum houses collections of various artifacts that beautifully showcase Sai Baba’s life since the time he was a child. The architecture of the museum is a beautiful blend of Chinese, Thai and Japanese style, which is one of a kind in India. The museum is constructed on the slope of a hill and it looks great viewed from every possible angle.

Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre is a magnificent planetarium launched in the year 1985. The aim of the theatre is to offer information on Astronomy, Mathematics and Physics. There are various shows conducted every week in the planetarium which are offered free of cost.

 Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium is another popular attraction here which bustles with activity when Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday is round the corner. Various sports events and cultural programs are conducted in the stadium in connection with the birthday celebrations of Sai Baba.

Other major attractions

Best time to visit Puttaparthi
The best time to visit Puttaparthi is between September to February. The summer months from March to June are extremely hot and uncomfortable. Puttaparthi is a perfect destination for people who seek inner peace and want to get in touch with spirituality and religion.

How to reach Puttaparthi
By Air – Puttaparthi has a local domestic airport, Sri Satya Sai Airport. The nearest airport to Puttaparthi is well linked with the major cities including Mumbai and Chennai, and offers bi-weekly flights to Chennai and Mumbai. There are numbers of taxi and buses available outside the railway station.
By Rail – The nearest railway station to Puttaparthi is Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam, and is well linked with major cities like Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bubhaneshwar and New Delhi.
By Road - APSRTC buses are available in the city that further connects Puttaparthi with other cities in Andhra Pradesh. There are numerous super deluxe, AC buses which regularly offer its direct services to the city at affordable cost price.


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