Planning a pilgrimage to Sabarimala? Here are key phone numbers, stay & parking information

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Sabarimala opened on Wednesday for the three-month long annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku festival. If you are planning a pilgrimage to the hill shrine of lord Ayyapa, then here are important phone numbers, accommodation information, timings, and other official details from Nilakkal to Sannidanam could come handy to you.

Rooms for accommodation

Approach the Devaswom Accommodation Center to get room for accommodation at Sannidanam.

Accommodation Office is opposite the public works office on the northern entrance.

Devaswom Accommodation Office Phone – 04735 – 202049

Devaswom Guest House is available for VIPs. There are 43 rooms.

Booking should be done at the Devaswom Commissioner Office in Nanthancode, Thiruvananthapuram Phone – 0471 – 2314288.

Pilgrims do not have rooms for rent in Pampa.

Worship time schedule

Sabarimala shrine opens every day at 3 am, closes at 1 pm after uchcha puja and reopens at 3 pm.

Pilgrims get to worship till night 11 pm when shrine closes with the chanting of Harivarasanam.

Vehicle Parking at Pampa

Parking facility is available only for light vehicles at Pampa.

No vehicle will get parking permission during busy in case of rush.

At Chalakkayam, police will issue slips with parking spots mentioned to vehicles brining pilgrims. Parking will be allowed only at the place mentioned in the slip.

Parking for light vehicles is at Hilltop, Triveni, Chakkupalam 1 and Chakkupalam 2.

As Triveni parking lot is on the banks of Pampa, chances of water flooding the parking ground during heavy rains are high; hence parking will be allowed only if the driver stays with the vehicle.

Parking in Chakkupalam 1 and 2 have been made by clearing land in the forest. Vehicles including light ones arriving late at night on busy days are directed to Nilakkal for parking. Parking facility is available there for 1,5000 vehicles.

KSRTC has arranged 100 buses to ferry pilgrims from Pampa to Nilakkal parking ground. They run chain service on Pampa – Nilakkal route.

Important phone numbers in Sabarimala

NSD Code 04735 (The first phone numbers are in Sabarimala and the second in Pampa)

Devaswom

Melsanthi (Sabarimala) - 202999

Melsanthi (Malikappuram) - 202407

Thanthri - 202525

Keezhsanthi (Sabarimala) - 202988

Information Office - 202048, 203339

Administrative Officer - 202038, 203442

Assistant Engineer, Public Works - 202027, 203407

Accommodation Office - 202049

Appam Special Officer - 202142

Executive Office - 202026

Executive Officer - 202028

Assistant Executive Officer - 202400

Annadanam - 202918

Bhandaram Special Officer - 202017

Chief Coordinator-  202205

Chief Engineer - 202122

Executive Engineer Public Works - 202037, 203453

Devaswom Vigilance - 202058

Devaswom Commissioner - 202004

Devaswom Mess - 202109

Main Store - 202083

Devaswom Book Stall - 202053

Electrical Section - 202072

Guest House - 202056, 203441

Guard Room - 202093

Local Fund Audit - 202066

Malikappuram Temple - 202022

Special Commissioner - 202015, 203466

Media Centre (PRD) - 202664

Police

Police Control Room - 202016, 203386

Police Station - 202014, 203412

Police Helpline - 202100

Police Special Officer - 202029, 203523

ADGP - 202076

Hospitals

Government Hospital - 202101, 203318

Sahas Cardiology Center - 202080

Amrita Hospital, Pampa - 203590

Ayurveda Hospital - 202142, 203536

Cardiology Centre, Appachimed - 202050

Cardiology Centre, Neelimala - 203384

Homeo Hospital - 202843, 203537

Ayyappa Sevasangam - 202043, 203408

Government offices

KSEB - 202014, 203408

Forest - 202074, 203424

KSRTC, Pampa - 203445

Sanitation Society, Pampa - 203316

Duty Magistrate - 203568

Post Office - 202130, 203330

Irrigation Office - 203548

Excise - 202203, 203332

Water Authority - 202111, 203360

Pollution Control Board - 202932, 203383

Bank

Dhanalakshmi Bank - 202065, 203465

SBT - 202802, 203336

Subrahmaniam Trust - 202025

Nilakkal

Government Hospital - 205202

Police Station - 205207

Fire Force - 205205

Ayyappa Sevasangam - 203350

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