Blog Entry# 902402
Posted: Nov 10 2013 (20:52)
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Alight here for the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Shrine in the Periyar Tiger Reserve (Peak season is mid-November to mid-January when it is open for the entire two months at a stretch). The forest hill shrine is usually open only for the first week of every Malayalam month and other special days like Onam etc. The pilgrimage requires a 48-day vrata and an arduous mountainous trek. Advised only for those in sound health.
Though the nearby Chengannur is the closest, Tiruvalla is a bigger town and practically the better option.