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HYDERABAD TO PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) TRIP

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Hello Friends,

 

In JAN-2019 , I had visited PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) where Lord SATYA SAI BABA's  Ashram is located . We entire family being devotee of LORD SATYA SAI BABA , frequently visit to PUTTAPARTHI . I would say minimum 2 to 3 times a year. This time I decided to put some blogs on our PUTTAPARTHI trip which might be helpful if any of our friends wants to visit PUTTAPARTHI.

 

ACCOMODATION IN PUTTAPARTHI

 

In PUTTAPARTHI , We used to stay Inside BABA's Ashram . The accomodation can be booked online http://www.srisathyasai.org.in/

 

For booking a room, We need to register first . Maximum 2 days is allowed per booking .If more than two days stay is needed a fresh booking can be made for another 2 days. As it is an ASHRAM , only NON-AC rooms are available but rooms with GEYSER and without geyser is available. Anyway we never mind to have AC/NON-AC room as our visit is solely for DARSHAN of LORD SATYASAI BABA SAMADHI and have a peaceful and spiritual stay. Inside the ASHRAM the room rent are very reasonable (200 to 250 rupees).

 

We can take our cars inside the ASHRAM and there are ample of parking space available everywhere. NO HORN IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE ASHRAM and VEHICLE SPEED IS RESTRICTED TO 10KM/HR.

 

Outside the ASHRAM , there are many HOTELS with AC and NON-AC rooms avaialable.

 

FOOD OPTION IN PUTTAPARTHI

 

Inside the ASHRAM there are three major canteens  as below.

 

1. SOUTH INDIAN CANTEEN

2. NORTH INDIAN CANTEEN

4. WESTERN CANTEEN

 

In SOUTH INDIAN CANTEEN  the food avaialble are RICE,SAMBAR,CURRY , BUTTER MILK . The RICE and SAMBAR is unlimited where as CURRY and BUTTER MILK is only once. The food price is Rs.10/- and the timing is 11 AM to 1:30 PM & 7 PM TO 8:30 PM

 

In NORTH INDIAN CANTEEN , various options are available like RICE,ROTI, DAL, RAJMA, 2 TYPES OF CURRY ,CHOWMIN,SWEETS, CURD , BUTTER MILK etc... In this canteen all food items are priced as per SCOUP. For example if 1 scoup rice is Rs.6 and if someone takes 2 scoup it is RS.12/-.  The timing is is 11 AM to 1:30 PM & 7 PM TO 8:30 PM

 

The WESTERN CANTEEN is mainly for FOREIGNERs but also for others as well .Here food like  BURGER,PIZZA,PASTA...etc are available and timing is from 11 AM to 1:30 PM & 7 PM TO 8:30 PM.

 

In all the three canteens there are separate queues  & sections for LADIES and GENTs 

 

Apart from LUNCH and DINNER in above three canteens , the breakfast is available only in SOUTH INDIAN CANTEEN from morning 6:30 to 8:30 AM. In BREKFAST , the items are IDLI,CHUTNEY,UPMA & UTTAPAM. The breakfast coupon price is Rs.4/- . In each breakfast coupon we will get 2 IDLI/1 SCOUP UPMA/1 UTTAPAM. 

 

Apart from BREAKFAST & LUNCH , There are many snacks stall inside the ASHRAM where we can get food items like PIZZA,DONUTS,BREADS,POP-CORNs SAMOSA,CHAT,BHELPURI,GREEN COCONUT,TEA, COFFEE,WATER BOTTLES, ICE CREAMs etc......Those STALLs are time bounded (10 AM TO 11:30 AM & 3 PM TO 5PM & 7 TO 8PM). There is a bakery inside the ASHRAM where lots of varieties are available like PIZZA,DONUTS,BREADS,POP-CORNs...etc...

 

So as a summary food is absolutely a no problem inside the ASHRAM but it is time bounded .

 

DARSHAN TIMING 

 

BABA's SAMADHI is located in SAI KULWANT HALL.  The VEDA CHANTING starts at 8 AM in the morning followed by BHAJAN and than DIVYA DARSHAN . SAI KULWANT HALL closes around 11 AM. In the evening same schedule from 4 PM to 7 PM.

 

No MOBILE PHONE. REMOTE LOCKING DEVICEs , SHARPED items are allowed . There are lockers available. Normally we wear traditional dresses for DARSHAN but there is no such restriction  except shorts.

 

ASHRAM GATE OPENING & CLOSING

 

The ASHRAM gates open at morning 4 AM and closes at evening 9:30 PM. 

 

ROUTE TO PUTTAPARTHI

 

Two ROUTEs to be followed as below from HYDERABAD.

 

1. HYDERABAD-KURNOOL-ANANTHAPUR-MAMALAPALLI-DHARMAVARAM-PUTTAPARTHI-PRASANTHI NILAYAM

2. HYDERABAD-KURNOOL-ANANTHAPUR-PENUKONDA-PUTTAPARTHI-PRASANTHI NILAYAM

 

In both the route , the road condition is absolutely a blessing ..... Drivers paradise .....

 

It is our lovely NH-44 till MAMALAPALLI or PENUKONDA.

 

From MAMALAPALLI to DRAMAVARAM to PUTTAPARTHI the roads is double lane but excellent excellent.....

Similarly from PENUKONDA to PUTTAPATHI the road is good  though little narrow and this route is little longer than previous one.

 

We always prefer to follow ROUTE-1.

Total 6 TOLLs to be paid till MAMALAPALLI /PENUKONDA (around Rs.500/-).

 

PLACES TO SEE IN PUTTAPARTHI

 

There are many places to see in PUTTAPARTHI as below

 

1. SATYASAI BABA SAMADHI

2. SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL- It looks like a temple

3. CHAITANYA JYOTI

4. SATYASAI BABA PLANETORIUM

5. SATYASAI BABA HILL VIEW STADIUM

 

As a summary once you enter into PUTTAPARTHI main GATE....It will be a temple atmosphere...and absolutely SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE.

 

PICTURES

 

NH-44 (HYDERABAD TO MAMALAPALLI)

 

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FOOD PYRAMID ON NH-44

 

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MAMALAPALLI TO PUTTAPARTHI ROAD

 

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ENTRANCE TO PRASANTI NILAYAM

 

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STREETS IN PUTTAPARTHI

 

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Thanks

BORN DRIVER

 

 

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@BORNDRIVER Very well detailed on all the important information needed to visit Puttaparthi. Any person who would want to visit Puttaparthi will need no extra information to make up their plan. I've been to this place a couple of times but that was almost about 10 years ago. :) Thanks again for sharing the log.

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2 hours ago, sagar said:

@BORNDRIVER Very well detailed on all the important information needed to visit Puttaparthi. Any person who would want to visit Puttaparthi will need no extra information to make up their plan. I've been to this place a couple of time but that was almost about 10 years ago. :) Thanks again for sharing the log.

Thank you Sager....Its my pleasure to share my travel experience with our fellow motorist friends....🙏

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Very informative, thank you for sharing. 

This single post itself looks like a guide for the first timer. 

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4 hours ago, Ranger said:

Very informative, thank you for sharing. 

This single post itself looks like a guide for the first timer. 

Thanks to you as well Ranger....

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