Puttaparthi Overview
The beautiful town of Puttaparthi is situated on the banks of Chitravathi River, in the Anantapur District in Andhra Pradesh. The original name of Puttaparthi used to be Gollapalli. The town of Puttaparthi is surrounded by rolling hills with the Chitravathi River flowing through it. This river is a tributary of the Pennar River and is the main highlight of Puttarparthi’s natural wealth.

The undulating ranges of lush green hills and the winding Chitravathi River, together with the spirituality of the town population is one of the primary attractions of Puttaparthi. It is not as densely populated as some of the other places in Andhra Pradesh, making it the perfect retreat for nature-lovers.

There are several interesting places to visit in Puttaparthi besides the main temple you can visit the Chaitanya Jyoti Museum which features the stories from the life of Sai Baba, the Sathya Sai Ashram, the Wish-Fulfilling Tree which is believed to grant wishes, and the Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre or the Planetarium.

From shopping to meditating under the Meditation Tree, tourists are offered several outdoor activity options in Puttaparthi. Depending on how adventurous you are feeling or what kind of activity would help you relax, you can try your hand at kayaking, water skiing, white water rafting, windsurfing, trekking, hiking, camping and much more.

The climate of Puttaparthi generally remains hot and dry throughout the year. The temperature in summer ranges from 34 degrees Celsius to 42 degrees Celsius. But the winters are comparatively cool and pleasant with temperatures ranging between 22 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius. The months between March and July are the hottest, while a very pleasant season prevails between November to January. The annual rainfall is approximately 603 mm.
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