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Puttaparthi is a small viallge, one of the world's popular religious destination. This sleepy village was turned into vibrant and thriving by the Prophet Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This is the holy abode of this spiritual leader. The devotees of this Guru is almost in every continent. The land of this village is touched by people from around 98 countries. It will provide everything a metro-city can. This tiny stunnind edifice is located on the banks of river Chitarvathi, around 800 m above the sea level. The boundary is scorched by Wobby hills. The drastic transition of small remote hamleyt to a alluring modern town was took place in the year 1950, when Prashanthi Nilayam started by Sri Sathya Sai baba. The ashram complex is huge, having more than 1000 rooms, spacious assembly hall, a big meditation hall, library, museum, canteens, shops and much more. The sophisticated town has a marvelous infrastructure such as Railway station, super-specialty hospital, Airport and educational institutions. Puttaparthi visit is certainly a treasure trove for devotees and tourists.

Puttaparthi Museum
Museum is the most visited part in ashram. It is perched on nearby hillock. It displays models of temples in India. Model of Golden temple, Amsitsar is eye-fetching feature. The life history of Prophet Sri Sathya Sai baba is described by lively paintings. Collections of religious books and vedic quotes are the other prominent features of this museum. 

Chitravathi River
It is a place of immense scenic beauty and considered holy. The prophet used to bathe here. It is lovingly called as 'New Gange' by devotees. It was the main source of sand for the entire construction of this town. The clothes of Sri Sathya Sai Baba were washed only by this river water. Aprt from religious significance, a nice place to chill out.

Sri Sathya Sai Space theater is spacious indeed, can accommodate more than 200 people. It uses Spitz Space systems-512 to stimulate night sky. It teaches public about the astronomy wonders. It is used as a classroom to practically teach the basic concepts of mathematics, physics and astronomy to students of Sri Sathya Sai educational institution. The first university in the country which employed planetarium as learning material. 

Prasanthi Mandir
It is the main temple in ashram  Prasanthi Nilayam. It is a two-storey granite building ornately decorated. Inside the temple there is a huge marble idol of Sri Sathya Sai Baba on a silver throne and an empty golden throne dedicated to Prophet Sri Sathya Sai Baba. One can feel positive  vibration inside the meditation hall and can merge into deep silence. It is the main prayer hall used for Bhajans and congregations.

Other Places
The Hanuman temple, kalpa-vrksha is a tamarind tree considered as wish-fulfilling tree, meditation tree, Ganesha temple are other popular places to visit in Puttaparthi.

How to reach Puttaparthi

By Air
Sri Sathya Sai domestic airport is located in Puttaparthi, 4 km from Prashanthi Nilayam. Banglore and chennai  international airports are also accessible, located at a distance of 108, 296km from Puttaparhi respectively. Bellary, Tirupathi domestic airports are situated respectively around 149 km and 204 km from Puttaparhi.

By Train
Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi nilayam railway station is the nearest one, located 8 km from ashram. Well connected with major Indian states and  cities.

By Road
State owned and private bus services are frequently available.'

During Winter 17°C to 27°C. In Summer 32°C to 45°C. October to March is  best time to visit Puttaparthi. 

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Near By major Cities
Bangalore  154 KM near     
Chennai  329 KM near     
Hyderabad  411 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Bengaluru International Airport   121 KM near     
Tirupati Airport   222 KM near     
Mysore Airport   270 KM near     
Salem Airport   317 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Anantapur  67 KM near     
Tumkur  129 KM near     
Bellary  159 KM near     
Tirupati  206 KM near     
Near By Districts
Anantapur   68 KM near     
Chikballapur   93 KM near     
Bangalore Rural   115 KM near     
Cuddapah   130 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam Rail Way Station   4.2 KM near     
Kotha Cheruvu Rail Way Station   4.3 KM near     
Penukonda Junction Rail Way Station   25 KM near     

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