Location and Directions for Visiting Us
“Sri Mathrudevi Vishwashanthi Ashram”
– Amma’s Forest Ashram –
International Headquarters, ‘Sripuram’, Penusila Kshethram, Nellore. DT, A.P., INDIA
Within India: (0) 8621-221600 -or- (0) 8621-221620
Outside India: (+91) 8621-221600 -or- (+91) 8621-221620
From Nellore town, Penchalakona is 70km.
From Thirupathi, it’s 100km.
Every 90 minutes there is bus service from Nellore RTC bus stand. By taxi, it takes about 90 minutes.
“Sri Karunamayi Shanti Dhama”
– Amma’s Bangalore Ashram –
14/5, 6th Cross, Ashok Nagar, B.S.K. I Stage, Bangalore, – 560 050 INDIA
Tel : +91 80 650 9588, 691 6715
Fax : +91 80 660 0518
A landmark to the Ashram is the NR Colony bus stand (close to Basavanagudi). The Ashram is one furlong (1/8 mile) from the bus stand.
Helpful Travel Advice for Foreign Devotees
From Chennai – Pick from Airport or Hotel and Drop at Ashram ONE WAY only (4½ Hrs)
Rs. 5,000.00 (Approx. $93.00) for 2-passenger Car with A/C—Non Stop
Rs. 6,700.00 (Approx. $ 124.00) for 4-passenger SUV with A/C
From Nellore – Pick from Railway or from Hotel and Drop at Ashram ONE WAY only (2 Hrs)
Rs. 1,500.00 (Approx. $28.00) for 2-passenger Car with A/C
Rs. 2,000.00 (Approx. $37.00) for 4-passenger SUV with A/C
From Bangalore – Pick from Airport and Drop at Ashram ONE WAY only (8 Hrs)
Rs. 7,000.00 (Approx. $130.00) for 2-passenger Car with A/C
Rs. 8,500.00 (Approx. $157 .00) for 4-passenger SUV with A/C
From Tirupati – Pick from Airport or Hotel and Drop at Ashram ONE WAY only (2½ Hrs)
Rs. 2,500.00 (Approx. $46.00) for 2-passenger Car with A/C
Rs. 3,000.00 (Approx. $56.00) for 4-passenger SUV with A/C
*Please note prices are subject to change
** The above rates do not include time spent for extra stops (e.g., shopping, etc). The ashram is not responsible for your transportation or any issues/concerns surrounding your transportation. You are responsible for your transportation.
Please see below for directions to the Ashram. The Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple is a major landmark when asking for directions after Penubarthi. Penusila is also known as Penchalakona.
Chennai/Madras to Penusila
From Chennai by road is 190 kms. (via Sullurpeta, Naidupet, Gudur, Rapur, Penubarthi).
From Chennai by train: alight at Gudur and proceed by road.
From Gudur town by road Penusila is 65 kms (via Rapur & Penubarthi)
From Nellore town by road Penusila is 70 kms (via Podalakur & Penubarthi)
From Tirupathi by road 105 kms (via Erpedu, Venkatagiri, Rapur & Penubarthi)
Delhi to Penusila
By train: Delhi to Gudur, then proceed by road. By Flight: Delhi to Chennai, take road or
train to reach Penusila
Mumbai to Penusila
By train: Mumbai to Renigunta (taxi from Renigunta via Erpedu, Venkatagiri, Rapur,
Penubarthi, Penusila.~90 kms)
Hyderabad to Penusila (650 kms)
By train: Hyderabad to Gudur, then proceed by road. By flight: Hyderabad to Chennai, take
road or train to Penusila.
Bangalore to Penusila (350 kms)
By taxi: via Kolar, Chittor, Tirupathi, Erpedu, Venkatagiri, Rapur, Penubarthi & Penusila.
FLIGHT, TRAIN, BUS SCHEDULES
A helpful website for India travel details is: http://www.90di.com
Please Note: Eating or drinking is not allowed in the Yagna Shala or Temple. If you need to eat or drink something (this includes water), please step outside.
Make zerox copies of all your important documents & bring extra photos for any legal documents that may be needed while in India.
ATM machines are the fastest and easiest way to change money and also provide a good exchange rate. They are readily available in large and medium-sized cities such as Chennai and Nellore.
Traveler’s checks and cash can be easily changed at a Money Exchange, such as in Chennai, and also at a bank- although there are often long wait lines at the banks.
COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET
A SIM card may be able to be arranged when you arrive at the ashram with one of the Ashram Drivers, however Cell Phone coverage is not reliable.
INSURANCE & HEALTH
You can visit your local Travel Health Center for any vaccinations you may wish to get. Malaria or Antibiotics can be purchased easily at any pharmacy (in a major city) or you can find Natural Medicines at Ayurvedic dispensaries.