Where Is The Creativity Lab
Gudivanka, Chittoor District - Idyllic Location
The Agastya project is set in 172 acres of undulating terrain in Gudivanka, Andhra Pradesh (A.P.).
Gudivanka is a "backward" region and has among the lowest rates of literacy in India. It is situated 2,200 feet above sea level with pleasantly invigorating weather all year round.
Gudivanka is located at the intersection of three rapidly developing Southern states, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is connected by road and rail to the cities of Bangalore and Chennai. South of the Vindhya mountains Bangalore and Chennai have become key centers of information technology in India. A helicopter pad permits easy access by air from Bangalore and Chennai.
The Agastya campus, which was a wasteland in year 2000, is well on its way to becoming an ecology park. With the support of Agastya, Gudivanka is rapidly discarding its backward status and is emerging as a center for creativity-based education.
The Agastya Campus
Co-locating science labs, a discovery center, model making, teacher education, art, dance and ecology has produced a unique learning environment.
- Receives nearly 500 children every day
- Attracts visitors from India and overseas.
- Boasts over 300 species of medicinal and other plants.
- Is the subject of a study in eco-restoration by scientists from the Indian Institute of Science.