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Sabarimala is a famous pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain range. Nearly 100 million pilgrims from all over world come to Sabrimala annually. Women are not allowed to enter the temple. Sabrimala is a pilgrim centre and devotees trek through forests to reach Lord Ayyappa Temple. Other places one can visit are Vavar Shrine, Malikkappuram Devi Temple, Sabarimala Sannidham, Nirakal Mahavir Temple and Shabri Mala Rock Temple. Palazhi, Sopanam, Manikantan and Chinmudra are some of the hotels that cater to the pilgrim traffic,however,there are no restaurants are available in Sabarimala. The nearest airports are Kochi and Thiruvananthapurm and nearest railway stations are Kottayam, Thiruvalla and Chenganur. Majority of people come by road, by buses or cars.
You will be received at Kochi Airport or railway station and will drive you to Guruvayur, about 100 kms away from Kochi. The drive will take roughly 2 hours.The temple is open to devotees from 0300 – 1230 and 1630 – 2115 hours.You will have plenty of time to pay your respect and give offerings. As per your time in Guruvayur, go for Darshan and check into the hotel for overnight stay.
You can once again have the opportunity to pray & proceed to Pampa. Pampa is the base camp of Sabarimala. Pampa is almost 230 km from cochin airport. On the way one can visit Chottanikkara Devi temple , Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva temple , Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple and Erumelui Sastha temple. On arrival at Pampa take a dip in the river and proceed to Sabarimala for Ayyappa darshan Sabarimala Temple Opening timing : 4 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm. Neyya bhishakam Timing : 4:30 am to 9:30 am The person can book the accommodation & tickets from www.sabarimala.org).After the morning offering,one can go down to Pampa & start your return trip to cochin international airport or Railway station in Ernakulam.
All hotel accomodations with breakfast.
A/c private cab for transportation .
Communicative driver who can also guide you for sight seing .
Cab is for all interdestination transfers and sight seing trip as per the Itenary.
All cost related to the cab is covered like , fuel , toll , parking , permit , driver charges etc….
Pick up and drop at either Cochin/ Ernakulam /Trivandrum as mentioned in the itenary
Bus/ flight / train Tickets
Lunch and dinner in the hotels
Entry tickets and camera tickets
Service tax 4.5%
Any personal expenses like , phone , laundry , foods and beverages etc…
Any thing which is not included in the above inclusions
Night driving is not recommended
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> Balance 50% on or before the day of arrival.
> 10% of package cost as service charge for more than 25 days noticed cancellation.
> 25% of package cost as Cancellation charge for 14 days noticed cancellation.
> 50 % of package cost as cancellation charge for 7 days noticed cancellation.
> No refund for any tour cancelled without 7 days’ notice period.
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