Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh
The Abode of Satya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a small town in the Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh. Situated on the banks of river Chitravathi, Puttaparthi is perched at a height of 475 metres.
Satya Sai baba was born on 23rd November 1926 to a couple named Sri Pedda Venkappa and Srimati Eeshwaramma. Owing to several incidents reflecting his miraculous powers people started following him. Thus, making him a spiritual leader and his teachings receiving worldwide acclamation. After the establishment of his ashram Prasanthi Nilayam in1950, the place turned into a world class town with all kinds of facilities like super speciality hospitals, educational institutions and good rail and air transport connectivity
The Prasanthi Nilayam ashram has come as a boon to this small town as it is now well connected through both air and rail transport. The Sri Satya Sai Airport is situated just 4 kms away from the Ashram with connectivity to major cities such as Chennai and Mumbai. The Bangalore International airport is the closest airport and is situated 131 km away from Puttaparthi.
September to February is the best time to visit Puttaparthi as the summer months from March to June are extremely hot and uncomfortable. The place is a perfect destination for people who seek inner peace and want to get in touch with spirituality and religion.
The key attractions in and around Puttaparthi are the village mosque, Hanuman Temple, Satyabhama Temple and the Shiva Temple. The Wishing tree on the banks of the river Chitravathi and the meditation tree located on a hillock towards the university and educational and cultural institutionsare other key attractions. To get a feel of the village scenario one can take a tour of the villages surrounding Puttaparthi.