How to reach
The pilgrims can reach Kottayam & Chengannur by Railway (Broad gauage) and Punalur (Metre Gauage) and from there by bus to Pampa.
The pilgrims can reach Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi & Nedumbassery by Air and from there reach Pampa by bus/car.
KSRTC has started operating buses to Coimbatore, Palani and Thenkashi from Pampa for the convenience of the Sabarimala pilgrims. Besides, the Government of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka has been given the permission to operate buses to Nilackal. A chain service exists between Pampa and Nilackal base camp.
Below given are the four main routes leading to the Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple.
1. Kottayam to Pamba (via) Erumeli and from Pamba to Sabarimala by foot (136 km). Kottayam to Pamba (via) Manimala and there to Sabarimala(116 km).
2. Erumeli to Sabarimala (via) Kalaketty, Azhutha, Inchipra, Karimala, Pampa ( 45 km, traditional route by walking).
3. Vandiperiyar to Mount estate by vehicle and from there by walk to Sabarimala.
4. Trek route: Vandiperiyar to Kozhikanam 15 km; Kozhikanam to Uppupara 10 km, Uppupara to Sabarimala 3.5 km.
|Erumely to Pamba||80 km|
|Kottayam to Erumely (via) Kanjirapally||55 km|
|Kottayam to Erumely (via) Manimala||54 km|
|Kottayam to Pamba (via) Manimala||116 km|
|Kottayam to Pamba (via) Thiruvalla (Kozhencherry, Vadasserikkara )||119 km|
|Kottayam to Pamba (via) Thiruvalla||123 km|
|Chengannur to Pamba||93 km|
|Ernakulam to Pamba (via) Kottayam||200 km|
|Alappuzha to Pamba (via) AC Road||137 km|
|Punalur to Pamba||101 km|
|Pathanamthitta to Pamba||65 km|
|Thiruvananthapuram to Pamba||180 km|
|Ernakulam to Erumely (via) Vaikkam, Pala, Ponkunnam||121 km|