The famous town of Puttarparthi is located in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is mainly famous for being the residence of Satyha Sai baba and his followers visit Puttarparthi in large numbers to express their devotion. Puttarparthi is well connected with other major cities by road and rail. Many hotels and guest house have been established to facilitate the tourists and devotees who come here. The climate of Puttarparthi remains hot and dry most of the time so the best time to visit Puttarparthi is from November to January.
The main attraction of tourists in Puttarparthi is Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram. In his days Sathya Sai baba used to give daily darshans to his devotees at this Ashram. Some other places of tourist interest in Puttarparthi are the ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ or the wish fulfilling tree on the banks of Chitravati River, the meditation tree, both related to the childhood life of baba. Tourists who come in Puttarparthi visit the Kalpa Vriksha in the hope of making their wishes come true. The satyabhama temple and the Shiva temple which was built at the site where baba was born are very eminent tourist sites here. The Hanumana temple and the village mosque are also a great attraction to tourists.
The people who visit Puttarparthi are mainly the followers of Sathya sai baba. The complete town of Puttarparthi has developed due to the large number of tourists who come here. A great many shops, hotels, restaurants have been established here to promote tourism.