Bangalore to Sabarimala Distance

Bangalore To Sabarimala

(Sabarimala To Bangalore)

Bangalore to Sabarimala distance is 613 kms .

Sabarimala does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Kottayam, at a distance of 64 kms from Sabarimala.

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Travelling from Bangalore to Sabarimala

By Bus – There are several buses, both private and government-owned that runs from Bangalore to Sabarimala. In order to cover the distance from Bangalore to Sabrimala, the journey takes about 12 hours. Bangalore to Sabarimala buses make several stops, including Hosur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Nammakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Vattalkundu, Theni, Uthamapalayam, Kumily, Peerumedu, Erumeli and Pampa.

By Train – Sabarimala is located in the forests of Kerala which is why there are no direct Bangalore to Sabarimala trains available. Travellers or pilgrims from Bangalore need to take a train to the Kottayam railway station and from then on take one of the buses that are available to Sabarimala. Travel to Sabarimala from Bangalore in this manner to ensure that you have a more relaxed journey.

By Flight – There are no direct Bangalore to Sabarimala flights available. Flights are available to Kochi and Trivandrum. From either airport, buses and cab services can easily be hired to Sabarimala. The travel to Sabarimala from Bangalore takes about 9 to 12 hours depend on routes.

By Cab – Driving distances from Bangalore to Sabarimala by car is around 620 km via NH7. This journey takes around 12 hours.

Sabarimala – A Town for Pilgrims

Amidst the dense forest of the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala is the sacred Hindu pilgrimage centre of Sabarimala. It is perched on a hilltop and is surrounded by the Western Ghats. It is believed that the Hindu god Ayyappan sat down in Sabarimala for meditation after putting the demoness Mahishi to death.

Things to Do

Being a pilgrimage centre, sightseeing in Sabarimala is restricted to religious shrines. This includes the Ayyappa Temple, which is perched on a hilltop at an altitude of 468 m and is blanketed by green cover in the form of dense forests. The Vavar Shrine - dedicated to a Muslim saint Vavaru Swamy, Malikkappuram Devi Temple which lies on the left side of the Ayyappa temple on a hillock. A festival that is celebrated in the month of January is the Makaravilakku Festival, which is famous for the jewels that adorn the idol of Lord Ayyappa.


Accommodation for the pilgrims is available in the multi-storied pilgrim complex. There are some guest houses as well that are generally full and need to be booked in advance. Take a look at hotels in Sabarimala for a hassle-free trip.

Travel by Train

Bangalore ––› Kottayam
By Train 394 Km
Kottayam ––› Sabarimala
By Taxi 64 Km
Bangalore to Kottayam by Train (394 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Sab... M T W T F S S
12257 Kochuveli Gr Banaswadi 21:27 09:25 N Y N Y N N Y
16526 Kanyakumari Express Bangalore Cantt. 21:55 11:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12777 Kochuveli Express Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction 15:20 03:20 N N Y N N N N
16561 Kochuveli Acex Krishnarajapuram 16:15 03:40 N N N Y N N N
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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 3176
Toyota Qualis 9 3573
Chevrolet Tavera 9 3573
Tata Indica A/C 10 3970
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 3970
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