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Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple




Pathanamthitta, Kerala



Temple dedicated to Sri Ayyappan (Lord Muruka or Subrahmanya)

Best time to visit


November to January

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How to get there

There are many routes from the plains up to Sabarimala. And Erumeli route, the Vandiperiyar route and the Chalakayam route are the main routes to Sabarimala. The longest, the difficult, but the most sanctified, because this was the one the Lord took is via Erumeli. Erumeli route, pilgrims cover about 60.8 km on foot through forest and hill track oassing through Chalakkayam and Pampa. From this a steep of 2hours walk through the jungle to the temple. The Vandiperiyar route starts at 94.4 km stone on the Kotayam - Kumili road. The Sannidhanam is about 12.8 km from here. The Chalakayam route is the easiest of all. Chalakayam is near Pampa river. Sannidhanam is just 8 km from here. Stretcher service is available at Appachimedu (Phone No. 04735-203350)

For more details contact: Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Transport Bhavan, East Fort, Trivandrum, Kerala.
Phone: +91 471- 2471011

Air : Nearest Airport is Thiruvananthapuram and Nedumbassery airport at Kochi and from there by bus to Pampa.

Rail : The pilgrims can reach Kottayam & Chengannur by Railway (Broadgauage) and Punalur (Metre Gauge) and from there by bus to Pampa. Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla (102 km)
Kottayam Railway Enquiry -0481- 2563535
Chengannur Railway Enquiry - 0479- 2452340
Pamba Railway Enquiry - 04735- 203605

Distance from various places to Sabarimala

From To Distance
Adoor   Pampa 81 kms
Alleppey Pampa (via) A.C. Road 137 Kms.
Chengannoor Pampa 93 Kms.
Ernakulam Pampa (via) Kottayam 200 Kms.
Ernakulam Erumeli (via) Vaikam, Palai, Ponkunnam 121 Kms.
Erumeli Pampa 80 Kms.
Guruvayoor    Pampa 288 Kms
Kannur Pampa 486 Kms
Kodungaloor  Pampa 275 Kms
Kottayam Erumeli (via) Kanjirappalli 55 Kms
Kottayam Erumeli (via) Manimala 54 Kms
Kottayam Pampa (via) Manimala 116 Kms.
Kottayam Pampa (via) Thiruvalla, Kozhencheri 119 Kms
Kottayam Pampa (via) Thiruvalla 123 Kms.
Kozhikode   Pampa 388 Kms
Ochira   Pampa 116 Kms
Palakkad Pampa 330 Kms
Pandalam Pampa 80 Kms
Punalur Pampa 101 Kms.
Pathanamthitta Pampa 65 Kms.
Thiruvalla  Pampa 102 Kms
Thiruvananthapuram Pampa 180 Kms.