Timbaktu Collective is located 165 km north of Bangalore. It sits bang on the NH7 (National Highway 7) that connects Bangalore and Hyderabad. Chennakothapalli (a.k.a. C.K.Palli) is 25 kms. north of Penukonda and 46 kms. south of Anantapur.
Directions to reach Timbaktu Collective office
All APSRTC buses going to or from Bangalore to Anantapur, Gooty, Tadipatri or Kurnool, stop at Chennakothapalli.
Some KSRTC buses do not. Neither do the buses from Bangalore to Hyderabad and vice versa. However, they usually stop if you request them nicely and well in advance. On your arrival at Chennakothapalli, enquire with any establishment for directions to Timbaktu or to the office of Timbaktu Collective at Chintavanam. Timbaktu is located about 3 km away from Chennakothapalli towards Bangalore on NH7. Look for the sign for Timbaktu on the side of the highway, and take the unpaved road off the highway. The Chintavanam office is about 1 km away from Chennakothapalli on the Hyderabad side of the highway. Again, look for the roadside sign.
Anantapur (46 km) or Dharmavaram (22 km) are the railstops close to Chennekothapalli. All trains to and from Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Vizag, etc stop here. From Anantapur or Dharmavaram , you will need to take a bus to Chennakothapalli, and follow the directions above.