How to reach Pampa

By Rail:
The pilgrims can reach Kottayam & Chengannur by Railway (Broad gauage) and Punalur (Metre Gauage) and from there by bus to Pampa.

Nearest Railway Stations

  • Kottayam 0481- 2563535
  • Chengannur – 0479- 2452340
  • Pamba Railway Enquiry Counter – 04735- 203605

By Air:
The pilgrims can reach Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi & Nedumbassery by Air and from there reach Pampa by bus/car.

By Road:
KSRTC has started operating buses to Coimbatore, Palani and Thenkashi from Pampa for the convenience of the Sabarimala pilgrims. Besides, the Government of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka has been given the permission to operate buses to Pampa. A chain service exists between Pampa and Nilackal base camp.


From To Distance
Erumeli Pampa 56 Kms.
Kottayam Erumeli 72 Kms
Kottayam Pampa 128 Kms.
Chengannoor Pampa 93 Kms.
Thiruvalla Pampa 99 Kms.
.Ernakulam Pampa (via) Kottayam 200 Kms.
Alleppy Pampa (via) A.C. Road 137 Kms.
Punalur Pampa 105 Kms.
Pathanamthitta Pampa 69 Kms.
Pandalam Pampa 84 Kms.
Thiruvananthapuram Pampa 175 Kms.
Ernakulam Erumeli (via) Palai, Ponkunnam 175 Kms.


Bus services from Chengannoor, Kottayam and Ernakulam railway stations have started to help pilgrimage to Pamba. Advance seat reservation facility is also available including group reservation prior to 10 days. The KSRTC will provide bus to Pampa from any place within 10 kms from special service centre for a group of 40 pilgrims.

The timing of bus from KSRTC is not specifically scheduled since bus will always available as and when required. That is, one bus will always be there at the bus station and will starts the trip just after filling the seating capacity. Contact: Kerala State Road Transport Corporation Transport Bhavan, East Fort, Trivandrum, Kerala.
Phone: +91 471- 2471011