Transport facilities available for Ayyappa devotees from Hyderabad, AP to Sabarimala | Ayyappa devotees can go to Sabarimala by rail, road and airways
Ayyappa devotees can go to Sabarimala by rail, road and air ways from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.Â RTC is running buses on rental basis.Â It is giving discounts in rents of buses for those who are going to Sabarimala in November, December months.Â Those who go by train have to get down at Kottayam railway station and go to Pamba by bus.Â Devotees can directly go to Kochi by flight.Â From there they can reach Sabarimala by bus or car.
Many Government and Private Organizations are running their flights to Kochi international air port.Â Time for travelling from Hyderabad to Kochi is 1 Â½ hours.Â Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Indigo are running 3 air services daily to Kochi.Â Distance between Kochi and Pamba is 200kms.Â Prices of tickets depend on demand and supply.
RTC has announced a special package for Ayyappa devotees.Â RTC is running express, deluxe and super luxury buses on rental basis.Â It is charging per kilo meter.Â As there would be heavy demand for buses in January month, it is giving a discount in rents for those who go to Sabarimala in November and December months.Â For super luxury buses which have 35 seats, RTC is charging Rs.25 for km in November and December months.Â The price would be Rs.27 per km in January. Deluxe buses with 39 seats will cost Rs.24 in November, December months and Rs 26 in January. For express buses that are having 49 seats Rs. 27 is charged in off season and Rs.30 in January.
- Guruswamy can get a commission of Rs. 250 per day.Â Two cooks can also travel free in these buses.
- For more information contact the officials of RTC on 9959226248/49/50.Â For more information call on 9959226245/46.
Sabari express is the only train available from Hyderabad to go to Sabarimala.Â Nearest railway station is Kottayam.Â Pamba is at a distance of 128kms from here.Â Buses are available from Kottayam.Â Bookings in Sabari express are already completed till January, 2011.Â Railway may introduce special trains to Sabarimala.Â Bookings have to be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Important phone numbers at Sabarimala
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- www. sabarimala.kerala.gov.in
- www. travancoredevaswom.org