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’