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Rishi Valley Study

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Rishi Valley
Chitoor District, Andhra Pradesh
INDIA 80.0982 17.0478

Amenities Offered

  • accomodation
  • vegetarian meals
  • natural setting
  • regular dialogues
  • families welcome
  • day visits
  • dvd showings
  • Krishnamurti library
  • communal lounge
  • international guests
  • informal atmosphere
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The Study Centre at Rishi Valley is situated in the heart of the school campus in the Old Guest House where Krishnamurti lived during his annual visits. There is a well-equipped library of books and tapes. Teachers, guests, and students engage in dialogues from time to time to explore the teachings. For details and accommodation, contact the Director, Study Centre.

The latest addition to the Study Centre is a Kannada Translation Cell, which is active in translating Krishnamurti's books into Kannada.

How to get there: Rishi Valley lies on the Madras-Bombay trunk route, 17 km from Madanapalle towards Anantapur. Madanapalle is well connected to the important towns and cities of the region.

By air : Reach Madras and Bangalore.

By rail: Reach Bangalore; or Anantapur (on Bombay/Hyderabad-Bangalore line); or Madras; or Katpadi (on Bangalore/Kerala-Madras line); or Cuddapah/Renigunta (on Madras-Bombay line); or Madanapalle Road railway station (on Dharmavaram-Tirupati metre gauge line).

By road : Buses ply regularly from Bangalore, Madras, Tirupati, Cuddapah, Katpadi and Anantapur towards Madanapalle.

From Madanapalle: A two-hourly shuttle (Madanapalle-Thettu-Madanapalle) from the Government bus stand comes on the campus. Autorickshaws are also available. On prior request, the school vehicle can be arranged for pick-up from Madanapalle

Weather: Rishi Valley enjoys good weather all through the year - summer (March-June), monsoons (July-Sept./Nov), winter (Dec-Feb).

Stay: Cottages are available for stay. Meals are served in the school dining hall. Rishi Valley is an isolated place, the nearest town being Madanapalle, 17 km away. However, the school's facilities like the tuck-shop, hospital, laundry, transport, and telephones are available to guests.

Reservations: Accommodation for a limited period is given on prior intimation (at least a week in advance).

Rishi Valley P.O.,
Chittoor District,
Andhra Pradesh--517352.

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