Sabarimala Sastha Temple with the deity of Lord Ayyappa situated on a deep dense forest hilltop – Sabarimala – with a height of 4133ft above sea level. It is approximately 200 km from Kochi. It is believed that the story behind Lord Ayyappa’s era was that he was an adopted prince and as he was the next designated King of his kingdom, his foster mother out of jealousy to crown her own son as King instead of Ayyappa took the alliance of the court physician and with his knowledge he suggested the queen fall sick and proclaimed that the cure would be only by consuming the milk of a tigress mixed with some herbal medicines. On hearing this, Ayyappa without hesitation immediately started to procure the tigress milk. Later on, it is believed that he actually marched into the palace riding on top of a live tigress. After fulfilling his birth purpose, Lord Ayyappa bid farewell to the family and went to this Sabarimala hilltop and attained the divine form, where many devotees started to pilgrim afterward. Hills and greenery dominating sceneries on the way to this temple are satisfyingly appropriate for clearing your negative thoughts and achieving self-moksha. To wash out all the sins in the river Pampa and to pay homage to the Lord Ayyappa at Sannidhanam, our Sabarimala pilgrim package for 2 days is ideal and budget friendly.
One can opt the transportation to Sabarimala according to their budget. We offer Sabarimala taxi service from Kochi including cars with drivers. According to your budget, we, Urtripadvisor can arrange utility vehicles, larger vehicles, luxury buses, and minivans at competitive rates.
After arriving at Kochi Railway station/Airport in the morning, our representative will receive you and take you to your destination in the vehicle of your choice.
On the way to Sabarimala, you do have got the option to stop over at Poornathrayeesa temple at Thrippunithura where the deity is Santhanagopala Moorthy – another form of Lord Vishnu, Chottanikkara Temple at Chottanikkara which is dedicated to Durga Devi, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple at Vaikom where you can worship God Shiva, Kottayam Thirunnakkara Mahadeva temple that is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. After reaching Erumeli, you can visit Erumeli Sastha Temple where Lord Ayyappa is worshipped. The next destination is Pampa and you will be dropped there to go to Sannidhanam by foot with hope and faith to worship the Lord Ayyappa.
After taking bath in the holy water of Pampa in the morning, the whole team will go back to Kochi. Then you will be dropped off at Kochi Airport/railway station.