Package Overview – Take a divine tour through the sanctified Temples of South India in the world. People visit the place to have a glimpse of Satya Sai Baba and his ashram. It is believed that the present Sai Baba is himself the incarnation of legendary Sai Baba. Puttaparthi is a crucial pilgrim destination and a religious town located in Andhra Pradesh for those who follow Sai Baba. Earlier known as ‘Gollapalli’, Puttaparthi has immense historical importance which revolves around the birth of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Several childhood incidences made people believe that he is the incarnation of Shirdi’s Sai Baba. Extraordinary skills of Sai Baba during childhood compelled people to follow him and hence he became an embodiment of peace, spiritual leader and a symbol of non-violence and righteousness.
Cost of Tour Package – The cost of tour package to Puttaparthi from Mumbai and Delhi takes 42,000 INR for the Deluxe Package and for First-Class Package it charges 31,000 INR. In case, you have a bigger group to go on a trip to South India, you may contact the tour operator and clarify the details.
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You are most welcome at Puttaparthi, the most spiritual tour package to experience a sanctum sanctorum. 4 days 5 nights’ package tour takes you on a long journey across the temple town of Puttaparthi. Puttaparthi is the holy abode of legendary figure, Sai Baba and it is also the edifice of stunning contemporary Indian religion. It is a tiny locale in Andhra Pradesh, Indian state that has gained global acclamation as the main centre of Indian religious excellence. It I a remote village upon the holy banks of River Chitravathi, enclosed by wobbly scorched hill. The place, Puttaparthi has religious significance and so it is desired tourist place after the making of Prasanthi Nilayam in 1950. The place although does not offer any splendorous views of nature but then it is significant for those undertaking religious tour. Tourists will also get ample of time to savor numerous local foods at the stalls and restaurants. Food lover also get the option to try many seafood at popular local restaurants.
The religious charisma of Sai Baba attracts tourists from far and wide. The man captures innumerable sceptics for Sai Baba is thought to have tremendous restorative abilities or unbelievable power for which he is God of millions across the globe. Sited at a distance of 18kms from Penikonda, 97kms from the place Anantapur, from Dharmavarm 47 kms, and 472 kms nearly from Hyderabad the place Puttaparthy is well connected with important city in Southern India. The magnificent Puttaparthi has its own railway station, airport and bus stands. Well laid out networks of roads connect Puttaparthy with several other parts of the country.
By Air: Sri Satya Sai Airport is Puttaparthy’s local town. It is situated 4kms from Ashram and the airdrome offers biweekly flight right from Mumbai to Chennai. Flights remain in operation till that time Baba resides in Prasanthi Nilayam. A coach is available right from the airport to reach Ashram.
By Rail: You can reach Puttaparthi easily by rail. The railway station on duty is Sri Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam railway station which connects town of Puttaparthy with major cities of India encompassing Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bubhaneshwar. The station is located only 8km away from the ashram. Apart from the mentioned station, Dharmavaram is another station just 45kms away from ashram that is connected with almost every city of India. The Stations are connected with Puttaparthy by regular bus service APSRTC.
By Road: If you talk of the most comfortable way of reaching Puttaparthy then it is by road. Ananthapur is 84kms from Puttaparthy, Hyderabad is 472kms, and Bangalore is 156 kms and the places are well connected with Puttaparthy with APSRTC bus. If you start from Bangalore with APSRTC bus you will hardly take 3 hours to reach Puttaparthy, a night if you begin the journey from Chennai. You also have the option of hiring a taxi from proximate part near to Puttaparthy for comfortable journey. The holy place Puttaparthi has several travelling options. Being the abode of Sai Baba, the place is very special for religious ones. There are several modes of transport which can be used to tour Puttaparthi. They are buses, taxis and since Puttaparthi is smaller city and choosing any one medium would be enough. Fares for travelling within the city are very less and may be around Rs.3-6. Taxis within the city of Puttaparthy do not run on meter. Rates are fair and for 1 km you can be charged Rs. 15.
Chaitanya Jyoti Museum
This museum is architectural museum that depicts the early childhood life of Sai baba. The museum was initially inaugurated on the 18th of November 2000. The unique museum visualises the development of Sai Baba through the techniques of multimedia presentation, describing the incidences related to Sai Baba that reveals the divinity. The place is raised on the top of the hill and is the medley of various architectural methods, presenting beautiful synthesis of traditional and modern style. The Chinese roofs of the museum are oriented with Gothic arches and Moorish spires which simply allures the travellers with its aesthetic beauty. Museum is open all the days except on Monday and the timing is fixed between 9am to 11.30 am and between 3-5.30am.
Sri Satya Sai Space Theatre (Planetarium)
It is a planetarium with the capacity of 200-250 people that aims at providing information about Mathematics, Physics. A show is also conducted every Thursday both on English and Hindi. The planetarium simulates night sky and uses the Spitz Space System-512. It is a superb marvel of astronomy which was established for educational purposes. Located in the campus of Sri Sathya Sai Vidyagiri and the tickets are available.
Sathya Sai Ashram
The holy abode of Sai Baba is also known as ‘Prashanti Nilayam’ which implies ‘the abode of peace’. The ashram is a crowd puller which is the symbol of nest religious organisations. Previously inaugurated in 1950, the ashram harnesses stadiums, educational institutions, hospitals and all the modern amenities that suit the wants of the devotees. The huge complex can harbour thousands of devotees and has its own rules and regulations that need to be followed by the visitors. There is an assembly hall where Sai Baba himself gives ‘darshan’ to the devotees. The stunning edifice creates history by accumulating large number of people on the occasion of Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Baba’s birthday which offers tranquil and serene ambience. The Sai Baba Ashram is the huge complex itself comprising of rooms that can accommodate thousands of devotees. It has canteen and the hall where Sai Baba gives ‘darshan’ twice is especially popular. The income of the ashram is used for establishing a number of services useful to public. Although you cannot find too many places in Puttaparthy to see, the ashram of Sai Baba itself holds the attention of the masses. It has varied attractions and it belongs to the South Indian Bangalore Circuit. Being at Puttaparthy, the best thing one might do is to visit ashram and pay reverence to Sri Satya Sai Baba.
The ashram of Sri Satya Sai Baba is now world famous which was set up in the year 1950. It is also known as Prashanthi Nilayam and is the most spught after religious destinations.
The Museum of Sri Satya Sai Baba Ashram
One of the profusely visited spot in the ashram is the museum. It is superbly perched on nearly hillock. The museum harbours models of several temples encompassing Golden Temple of Amritsar, Mecca Mosque. The entire story of Satya Sai Baba from the moment of his birth till the time he attained Nirvana is depicted properly here. You can find innumerable pictures of Sai Baba depicting the various stages of development. The museum remains opened from 10-12 noon. You can find a fascinating and detailed display over the major faiths with amazing quotations and illustrations from the sacred texts which are punctuated by Sai Baba. Within the campus of the beautiful and holy museum you can discover a planetarium as well.
While travelling from Bangalore to Puttaparthi, you can find the famous Veerbhadra Temple located at Lepakshi. At the temple entrance of the town of Puttaparthi you can find huge monolithic Nandi which is the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. This temple is around 500 kilometres away.
Anjaneya (Hanuman) Swamy Temple
Anjaneya temple at Gopuram road is covered by two pretty shrines and presents a sacred and serene ambience to the longing souls. Entrance to the temple is superbly marked by amazing Siva Lingam which was brought by Sai Baba himself from Kasim. The most alluring part of the religious site is the sanctum where deity is engraved on the cavern. The temple shows the pool of water at the foot of God which shows that Hanuman was devoted to Lord Rama. The pool of water symbolises tears of Lord Hanuman. The temple holds the magical anecdote of Sai Baba. As per the popular folk tale Sai Baba was stopped by the deity while he was circumambulating the temple saying that it is the deity who is to pay the respect and reverence.
Gopuram (Ganesh Gate)
Every point of this particular ashram is Ganesh Gate with which Sai Baba leaves and comes back to the temple. The magnificent facade to the superb ashram was constructed in the year 1975 to commemorate the Baba. This is a very daunting and exciting gate which shows the marvellous idol of Lord Ganesh and so the place is popularly known as Ganesh Gate. Gopuram is made in the form of South Indian style that itself reveals the structural grandeur, magnificence of architecture and artistic skills. The site is very alluring that reminds one of the facts that Lord Ganesha is known for removing hindrances.
This is a famous banyan tree planted by Sai Baba within the serene premises of holy Ashram. The place has gained immense significance in routine life of inmates of Ashram. There is a thick metal plate in the root of the tree which is said to be materialised by Sai Baba in order to enhance the brooding spirit among those who contemplate under the tree. The area features very special zone which is thoroughly meant for meditation and overlooks the outstanding ambience of Ashram. The place has distinct areas for men and women and women are not allowed to walk under the tree after sunset and before sunrise. The surrounding of the tree is the silent zone where devotees spend hours contemplating. It is thought that Banyan tree has the immense power of purifying the surrounding air and so almost every temple in South India comprises Banyan Tree.
Wish Fulfilling tree
The famous wish fulfilment tree is situated over the slope of Obuladevara Gutta hill and it is a chief sentinel point over the River Chitravathi. The place is one of the milestones of Sai Baba where the tree situates are seen by thousands of visitors who flock the area. You can access the place from Chitravathi Road as the holy steps to this religious place starts. It is tree that holds fabulous stories of Sai Baba’s childhood and the tamarind tree has already witnessed too many miraculous stories of Sai Baba’s childhood life. As per the stories, Sa Baba took his friends up to the hills and asked them to think of any fruit. The moment they thought of the fruit, the friends got that very fruit from tamarind tree.
Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
The famous Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Science became operation in the month of November, 1991. The place is renowned for it has performed around 4000 heart surgeries within the duration of just 4 years. The best part of the place is that it runs its services without charging anything. Irrespective of caste, creed, religion and colour you may enjoy the services. The centre is rapidly becoming the leading centre for cardiac surgery, sophisticated diagnostic. It follows the latest technique of diagnosing and curing the diseases. Therapeutic methodologies used here are highly sophisticated and modernised. It comprises of a team of technical staff members who are at the service always. Within the support facility is included blood bank, sterilisation department, diet kitchen, clinical laboratories, central stores and laundry. Here you can also find a nurse school which was opened in the year 1992 to offer vocational training to skilled personnel. The institute is equipped with uro-nephrology department, x-ray unit, ophthalmology department, body scanning unit, vitreoretinal services spot even.
Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
This Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning was founded by Sai Baba himself in 1981. It is an autonomous body and it has now been recognised by Government of Indian and the Ministry of Education and even by UGC or University Grants Commission. Hostel living here is made compulsory in order to shape the future of student. Personality of student is groomed here. Students’ living is patterned here in the form of ancient Gurukula style.
Well, the best time to visit the holy place Puttaparthy is during Novembers. On 23th of November, the birthday of Sai Baba is celebrated in the ashram. On the very day Sai Baba amazingly delivers his message to the devotees. The day is considered very holy by devotes. The place Puttaparthu witnesses tropical climate featuring humid and hot summers. You can also visit the place during October to March. Carry cotton clothing if you are visiting it during summers. Light woollens can be worn at winter season.
Duration – No tour on that day
Arrival – 11 AM – 12 PM
Morning - We reach Channai Airport and the tour operators will receive you to take you to the airport
Afternoon- You check inside the hotel
Evening – It is entirely yours or you can take a small trip to over the city.
Food - Normal cuisines and South Indian Thalis
Morning – We set out for the visit to Sathya Sai Ashram
Afternoon and Evening - Visit The Museum of Sri Satya Sai Baba Ashram. The museum harbours models of several temples encompassing Golden Temple of Amritsar, Mecca Mosque. The entire story of Satya Sai Baba from the moment of his birth till the time he attained Nirvana is depicted properly here.
Food – South Indian cuisines and delicacies in the breakfast and you can have your lunch in any popular restaurant.
Morning – After an early breakfast, we drive to Anjaneya (Hanuman) Swamy Temple and Gopuram (Ganesh Gate) in the air-conditioned comfort coach.
Afternoon & Evening-Visited Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences and Meditation Tree. This is a famous banyan tree planted by Sai Baba within the serene premises of holy Ashram. The place has gained immense significance in routine life of inmates of Ashram.
Food – Have South Indian cuisines at or near the shore in the snacks.
Morning – After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed for Wish Fulfilling tree, Veerbhadra Temple, Chaitanya Jyoti Museum.
Evening – Check-in at the hotel
Food – Enjoy South Indian food at temple.
You can pay visit to South India and their popular tourist destination during the months of December to February when the climate is at its most pleasant. If you like to pay visit in between May to October in Kerala and on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, it is better to carry an umbrella and be prepared for shower at any time.
You can take a walk around in the local markets and get a good overview of the local handlooms and the boutique or you may visit places famous among the locals. Puttaparthi is a place well known for its silk sarees. People here are mainly weavers. The city has a blooming handloom industry. The world famous Puttaparthi Silk Sarees are made with best quality Mulberry Silk threads. The brightness and sheen of the silk sarees are unmatched. A huge variety of colours and designs, beautiful Zaria work (gold polished threads) and the durability makes the sarees must have for a lady's wardrobe. You should not miss the opportunity to pick some for yourself or to gift. But check on the silk mark!
Hanuman’s Hill rock café and restaurant Sai Tower Restau
As Puttaparthi is spotted with temples, several religious festi
Flight from Mumbai to Chennai Time Jet A
Hotels at Puttaparthy Sai Towers (Prasanthi Nilayam), Prasanth