Almost a Sabarimala Basecamp

Every year, Kottayam, to be precise, Kottayam Railway Station becomes almost a basecamp for Sabarimala. Though Chengannur station is developed with this in mind, Kottayam is still the major stop en route Sabarimala by train. It has been so for years long back. During the season, railway station becomes a many in one spot. Buses, taxis and yeah, trains.

And the buzz never stops regardless of day and night.

The Sabarimala special information counter at the entrance

KSRTC Special Trips to Pamba are running continiously

Every Sabarimala season, all shops around the railway station takes a deep dip in ‘pure coconut oil’

5 thoughts on “Almost a Sabarimala Basecamp”

  1. this post reminded me of an incident years before, at the Kottayam railway station. Saw an “ayyappan” taking bath from the pipe placed in between the tracks, in all his Glory… 😀

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