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Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

Pathanamthitta, India
+91 4735 202 048
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Mesmerizing, rejuvenating

It has been a dream came true visiting the shrine. It was a real rejuvenating experience walking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kochi (Cochin), India
CLEAN Sabarimala Temple goes DIGITAL

My first visit to Sabarimala was during April 1992. Then it was not that crowded and we could see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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“dense forest” (13 reviews)
“holy steps” (6 reviews)
“holy river” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a dream came true visiting the shrine. It was a real rejuvenating experience walking 3.5 kms way up and 3.1 kms way down bare foot, spending a night at shrine. Situated at dense forest of Pathanamthitta, it takes almost 3-4 hours drive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Sabarimala was during April 1992. Then it was not that crowded and we could see several snakes during the up hill trek... No doubt it was pristine and pure... From then on - every visit I could feel the human intervention...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Situated in the thick forest of Periyar tiger reserve Ayyapa temple is one of the oldest temples in kerala. One should dip in pamba river before going to Darshanam. 18 steps(padunettambadu) are sacred.

Thank Kirannelli
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Sabarimala a Hindu devotional place where we need to follow dress code and need to carry Irumudi (coconut filled with ghee and other Pooja stuffs in a cotton bag with 2 portions). This is mandatory for climbing holy 18 steps. It is situated inside forest....More

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Sabarimala,in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala the abode of Lord Ayyappa is one of the most visited among the holy temples of India. Pandalam, the town around 90kms from Sabarimala, which is many a time given a miss by pilgrims,has a place of importance in the history...More

Thank Prem N
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Must visit at least once in your life time. Taking a dip in Pamba river is so refreshing. Don't miss 18padi and ghee Abhishekam. Dholly for aged people available with price of INR 3K-4K.Advise to visit on non season months. Good for trekkers..

Thank pavanpk4u
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This year 2017 August, I made the 18th trip to Sabarimala, via Chalakayam route, with my usual group of friends from Chennai (Madras). Every time I finish bath at Pamba and my first step of ascent to Pamba Ganapathy temple, I wonder how I can...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visited after 20 years. This is the perfect month to visit sabarimala i believe (Avani). Very thin crowd. Leisure dharshan of Iyyappa, even repeated three times in an hour. Because of thin crowd, clean, neat, not so strict environment. extremely happy feelings. So much improved...More

Thank Maran N
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Raining in the morning.. less peoples as its the second day of chingam.. Needs to be physically fit to climb first 3 hills.. otherwise pack glucose.. well at the top... only spiritual feeling..

Thank Sree V
Reviewed 10 August 2017

One of the most sacred place of worship for all the South Indian's irrespective of religion.It is located in the middle of thick forest in the western Ghats in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. It is kept open only certain period of the year, for two...More

Thank Rajan R
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Katevarapu S
6 December 2017|
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Response from Kirannelli | Reviewed this property |
Lot of buses available from chenganur and Kottayam to pamba. Darshan timings are depending up on days of prominence. General timings are from 4am to 11pm
Goutham K
2 December 2017|
Response from TVijo | Reviewed this property |
I think yes, there are place where you can safely keep your luggage, having said that better not to carry too much items as it will make the trek difficult. Carry least number of items, which is needed for one to survive.
shivanag G
28 November 2017|
Response from Cshastry2 | Reviewed this property |
Sure. Just put in a word to your Guruswamy. Usually all forms of liquids are banned in carry-bags. I would suggest you to wear black dress (pants should be OK) with a tilak on forehead during the travel. Due the security... More