Sabrimala is a renowned pilgrim center in the state of Kerala. It is located among the rugged Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats at a height of 914 meters above sea level. The calm and serene atmosphere of this place has a very tranquilizing effect on the mind.
Sabrimala is reflective of the secular spirit of the country. People irrespective of the caste or creed they belong to come to Sabrimala. Their only intention is to pay homage to the deity at the Holy Sannidhanam. People from all over the country throng this place in the months of November to January.
While planning you Tour to Sabrimala always keep in mind the fact that the temple is open for the first five days of every Malayalam month and in the months of April, November, December and January. It remains closed for the rest of the year.
Tourist Attractions in Tour to Sabrimala
There are a large number of temples in the 18 hills.
However the Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is the most famous. According to legend, the idol of Ayyappa was installed by Parasurama. The temple is open to all men but women who have either crossed their fertility age or not yet reached puberty are permitted to enter.
Accommodation in Tour to Sabrimala
After worshipping in this temple you can go to another temple located in the close vicinity of this temple. It is dedicated to Lord Ayyapppan's companion Vavar or Babar. However one must be kept in mind that this temple remains open only during the days of Mandalapooja in the month of November.
There are several guest houses in Sannidhanam where you can stay in your Tour to Sabrimala. A list is given below
How to reach Sabrimala
- Devaswam Guest House
- Donor House I
- Donor House II
- Donor House III
- Donor House IV
- Donor House V
- Pilgrim Centre I
- Pilgrim Centre II
- G.K.D. Charity Trust Hall
- Poorna Pushkala Hall
- Cottages (5)
- Malikappuram Building
- Sabari Nivas
The nearest airports are at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. For those who are interested in availing the railways, the nearest rail heads are at Kottayam and Chengannur. From Pamba, you have to cover a distance of about 4 km on foot to reach Sabrimala.
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