A tiny village in the Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi is located about 400 kilometers from Hyderabad. It is a popular tourist as well as religious site in southern India. In Puttaparthi, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is revered as a living God by people across the globe. A significant edifice, Prasanthi Nilayam which means the Abode of Peace at Puttaparthi was built by the devotees in honor of the living God at his birthplace.
Another site to visit during a tour to Puttaparthi is the museum, which is located within the premises of the ashram of Sai Baba. Different kinds of temple structures are exhibited in their entire splendor at this museum.
How to get there
Puttaparthi is easily accessible from different parts of the country by rail, road and air. The nearest airports to Puttaparthi are Bangalore that is about 250 kilometers away and Tirupati, which is about 300 kilometers away. It is also accessible by rail. The nearest railway station from Puttaparthi is at Dharmavaram, at a distance of 30 kilometers on the Secunderabad - Dharmavaram and Pakhal - Dharmavaram line. Besides, Puttaparthi is about 150 kilometers from Anantapur and 30 kilometers from Dharmavaram. Frequent buses connect Puttaparthi with Hyderabad and other major cities of South India.