For pilgrims coming from Thiruvananthapuram by train, the best stations to disembark are Thiruvalla or Chenganur and then travel about 90 kms by road to reach Sabarimala. From Madurai Airport, pilgrims can visit Sabarimala via Kumali by road. The majority of visitors to Sabarimala arrive by road. The nearest airports are the international airports in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. From Madurai, it is about kilometres by road to reach the shrine.
Southern Railway today announced 90 special trains to clear the rush these trains scheduled between November 25 and January 25, Southern Railway, which on Monday announced 44 special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Sabarimala pilgrimage. The Kochuveli–Chennai Central premium superfast special train (tr.
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And for those coming from Alappuzha, Sabarimala can be accessed by road through the Chanaganassery-Erumeli route. They may also proceed by road to reach Sabarimala.
The distance in both cases by road is about kilometres. Some trains may go from Ernakulam to Kollam or Thiruvananthapuram via Alappuzha and these will not touch Kottayam. Vehicles going to Sabarimala are allowed only up to Pamba which is at a 5 kilometer distance from the temple.
There is no direct railway line connecting other towns to Sabarimala but there are a few railway stations near the temple. Pilgrims reaching Kochi by air will have to travel about km by road and those flying in to Thiruvananthapuram will have to travel about km by road in order to reach the temple.
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They also take a vow to celibacy for the 40 days prior to their pilgrimage.
The total distance is about km.
The temple is open during the pilgrim season known as mandala kaalam which falls approximately between 14 th November to 27 th December every year, and makaravilakku which falls in mid January each year. Pilgrims arriving at Kozhikode by air, for instance, will have to travel about km by road or by rail and road.
How to reach Sabarimala
These airports, however, are only the first step in the journey to Sabarimala, as the next part of the journey will have to be completed by rail or road. The nearest airports are the international airports in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
The approximate distance is km.