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Where is SSSIHL?

Sri Sathya Sai Institution of Higher Learning (Deemed to be University) is located in Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, in the district of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Prasanthi Nilayam campus is the main campus, where the Administrative office of the University is also located.
The University has three other campuses:
The Anantapur Campus, located in the town of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh,
The Brindavan Campus, located in Kadugodi, Whitefield, Bangalore in Karnataka, and,
The Muddenahalli Campus, located in Muddenahalli, Chickballapur, in Karnataka.
The Anantapur campus is for women students, while the Prasanthi Nilayam, Brindavan and Muddenahalli campuses are for men students.

Can I get further information on Prasanthi Nilayam?

Yes. For detailed information on housing and accommodation, services available at Prasanthi Nilayam and the timings of various spiritual activities at the ashram, as well as places of interest in Puttaparthi, please click here.
For all other contact information, please visit our Contact Us page.
Directions to all the three campuses are given below.

How do I reach Prasanthi Nilayam?

Prasanthi Nilayam is the name of the ashram established by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It is also the name of the main campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. It is located in Puttaparthi, in the district of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
By train:
Prasanthi Nilayam has a railway station by the name Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam (station code: SSPN). The campus and ashram are located at about 10 km from the railway station. Several trains come directly to Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam. Auto rickshaws will charge around ₹80-₹100 for a one-way fare to the main entrance of the ashram. If you prefer a car directly inside the ashram, the charge is approximately ₹250.
Alternatively, you can reach Puttaparthi by taking a train to the Dharmavaram Junction (station code: DMM). Dharmavaram is about 40 km from Puttaparthi and is on the Guntakal-Bangalore section of the South-Central Railway.
Those alighting at Dharmavaram Railway Station may board direct buses from the railway station to Prasanthi Nilayam. If direct buses are not available from the station, you can take an auto rickshaw to the Dharmavaram Bus Stand, from where buses to Puttaparthi are available for a nominal charge. Private Taxis and vans may also be available in the vicinity of the Dharmavaram Bus Stand.
A computerized Railway Reservation facility is available at the Prasanthi Nilayam Bus Stand for those who wish to book return tickets.
By bus:
Puttaparthi may be reached directly by bus from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and major towns of Andhra Pradesh. Buses alight at the Puttaparthi bus stand, which is conveniently located directly opposite to the entrance gate of the ashram.
By car:
Puttaparthi is located off National Highway (NH) 7, which connects Bangalore to Hyderabad. Look out for signs to Puttaparthi or visit Google Maps for point-to-point directions.
By flight:
The nearest airport to Puttaparthi is Bangalore International airport. Once you exit the terminal building, you can negotiate a taxi to take you to Puttaparthi. On average, expect to pay ₹1800 for a one-way taxi fare. It takes less than three hours to reach Puttaparthi from Bangalore airport.

How do I reach Anantapur?

The only women’s campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is situated about 5 kms. away from the heart of Anantapur town on the Bangalore-Hyderabad national highway. It is at a distance of about 80 kms. from its headquarters at Prashanti Nilayam.
The campus is located in the town of Anantapur, the headquarters of Anantapur District, the largest district of Andhra Pradesh. The town is situated between the two major South Indian cities, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It is about 350 km. south of Hyderabad, and approximately 200 kms. north of Bangalore.
By train:
Anantapur has a railway station by the name Anantapur (station code: ATP). Several trains from different parts of the country touch the Anantapur railway station. The campus is located at about 5 kms. from the railway station. Auto rickshaws will charge around ₹1000 for a one-way fare from the railway station to the Campus.
If you do not find a direct train to Anantapur, the next best rail alternative is to alight at Gooty (Station Code: GY), Tadpatri (station code: TU) or Dharmavaram (Station Code: DMM); all of which are about an hour’s journey by road. There are direct buses to Anantapur available from the respective bus stations.
By bus/car:
National Highways (NH) 7 and 205 lead to Anantapur.
Direct buses from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and major towns of Andhra Pradesh come to Anantapur. Those travelling by road from places like Bangalore, Chennai, Tirupati etc., may alight at the Campus gate even before touching the town. Those travelling by bus from other directions may alight at the Anantapur main bus stand, which is about 5 kms. from the Campus, and then hire an auto rikshaw for about ₹100. Ensure that you instruct the driver to bring you to the Campus on the Bangalore Highway, near the ATP Collectorate, opposite Sharada Nagar. Those driving down by car may cross the town and take the road towards the Bangalore Highway, and find the Campus about a kilometer after the ATP Collectorate, opposite Sharada Nagar.
By flight:
The nearest airport to Anantapur is Bengaluru International airport. A taxi, on an average, expects about ₹2500 to drive to Anantapur and back. It takes about three hours to reach Anantapur from Bangalore airport. Alternatively, buses from the airport will take you to Bengaluru city from where you may find direct buses / trains to Anantapur.

How do I reach Brindavan?

Brindavan is the name of the ashram and a men’s campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning established by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, in the suburbs of the city of Bangalore. It is located in Kadugodi, in Whitefield. Whitefield is east of Bangalore city and the campus is located about 4 km. from the town centre.
By train:
The Whitefield railway station is located adjacent to the Brindavan Ashram (station code: WFD). A few express trains and several passenger trains stop at the Whitefield station, although most travellers would have to alight at one of Bangalore’s main railway stations.
The Bangalore City Railway Station (station code: SBC) is around 22 kms from Brindavan Ashram and the Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station (station code: BNC) is around 18 kms from the ashram. All major trains stop at these stations. The Krishnarajapuram Railway Station (station code: KJM) is located around 10 kms from Brindavan, where a few trains especially on the Mumbai route stop, without going to Bangalore city.
To reach the Whitefield, you can catch passenger trains from Bangalore City or Bangalore Cantonment or Krishnarajapuram to reach Whitefield Railway station. The Journey time around 45 minutes to an hour from the City Station and there is a train at an approximate time interval of every two hours during the day.
The Kempe Gowda Bus stand (popularly known as Majestic Bus stand) is situated opposite the Bangalore City Railway Station from which several town buses (BMTC buses) are available to Kadugodi, Whitefield.
Taxis and autos too are available both at the City and Cantonment Stations. There are prepaid taxi and auto facilities available. It is advisable to use these facilities. Taxis would cost around ₹800-₹900 and autos around ₹400. The journey by taxi or auto would vary from one to two hours depending on the traffic.
Computerized Railway Reservation facility is available at the Whitefield Railway Station, Bangalore City, Cantonment Stations, Krishnarajapuram and several other railway stations in Bangalore for those who wish to book return tickets.
By bus:
Bangalore can be reached directly by bus from Chennai, Hyderabad, Mysore, Mumbai and other major cities and towns. Most of the Government Transport buses terminate at the Kempe Gowda Bus station (popularly known as Majestic Bus stand) situated in the heart of Bangalore. However, they are other bus stations like Shantinagar Bus station, K R Maket Bus Station to name a few where buses from a few places terminate. It is preferable to ask the bus driver or conductor about the bus terminus. Private buses have their own terminal points which can be checked in the bus.
There are several AC Volvo buses and non-AC buses from Majestic to Kadugodi (Brindavan Ashram). These start from Platform 17. The bus route numbers are 315V, 319C, 333E and 335E. The other buses that come to Kadugodi include 331 from Shivajinagar Bus Stand, Big 10 from M.G Road, 500C from Banashankari and Silk Board and several other buses from K R Market, Sarjapura, Hoskote etc. The one-way fares are around ₹80 for the AC bus and around ₹25 for the non AC bus from Majestic.
Daily bus passes which allow the holder to use any bus to any destination are also available for purchase aboard buses.
By car:
Several national highways pass through Bangalore. It is best to refer to either Google Maps or printed road maps for directions.
By flight:
The nearest airport to Brindavan is Bangalore International airport (BIAL). It is around 45 km. from the Campus. Once you exit the terminal building, you can negotiate a taxi to take you to Brindavan. On average, expect to pay ₹800 to ₹1000 for a one-way taxi fare. The journey time is about an hour.
Alternatively, direct AC Volvo buses from the airport (bus station is located opposite the main terminal as you exit) to Kadugodi (BIAS-6) are available just outside the terminal building. These buses charge around ₹200 for the trip.

How do I reach Muddenahalli?

Muddenahalli is the fourth campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. It is located near Chickballapur, in the state of Karnataka.
By train:
The nearest railway stations to Muddenahalli are Chickballapur (station code: CBP) and Nandi Halt (station code: NDY). Trains are available from Bangalore to both these stations. The journey time is about two hours. However, both stations are not well connected by train. If you alight at Chickballapur, you can take an auto rickshaw to Muddenahalli (which costs around ₹80 for a one-way fare). Should you alight at Nandi Halt, it is recommended that you pre-arrange your own transportation to Muddenahalli.
By bus:
To reach Muddenahalli by bus you must catch a bus which passes through the town of Chickballapur. You must alight at Chickballapur and take an auto rickshaw from there. Muddenahalli is about 5-7 Km. from Chickballapur. Expect to pay around ₹80 for a one-way fare from Chickballapur.
By car:
Muddenahalli is located off National Highway (NH) 7, which connects Bangalore to Hyderabad. You will have to exit the Highway at Chickballabur. Muddenahalli is about 5-7 Km. from Chickballapur. Alternatively, visit Google Maps for point-to-point directions.
By flight:
The nearest airport to Muddenahalli is Bangalore International airport. Once you exit the terminal building, you can negotiate a taxi to take you to Muddenahalli. On average, expect to pay ₹800 for a one-way taxi fare. It takes about thirty to fourty-five minutes to reach Muddenahalli from Bangalore airport.
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Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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