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)
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 Control Room - 202016, 203386
Police Station - 202014, 203412
Police Helpline - 202100
Police Special Officer - 202029, 203523
ADGP - 202076
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
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
Dhanalakshmi Bank - 202065, 203465
SBT - 202802, 203336
Subrahmaniam Trust - 202025
Government Hospital - 205202
Police Station - 205207
Fire Force - 205205
Ayyappa Sevasangam - 203350