A Taxi ride from Bangalore to Prashanthi Nilayam takes three to four
hours. The road is in good condition and open year round.
For safety reasons it is
advisable not to travel between Bangalore and Puttaparthi in the evening
or at night. Also the gates at Prashanthi Nilayam are closed from 21.00
The cost of the ride corresponds
typically to a good meal for a single person in a restaurant of a Western
When booking a taxi in
advance ask the operator to receive you at the airport with your name
on a panel. It might otherwise happen that somebody unauthorised may
take the opportunity.
Try to avoid the Bangalore rush hour between 16.00 and 18.00 h in the afternoon.
Besides taxis there are
daily trains running from Bangalore Railway Station to Puttaparthi and
there is also a daily public bus service from Bangalore Bus Terminal
to Puttaparthi operated by APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation
Corporation). Please enquire details from the ground personnel of your
airline on arrival.