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Pandalam Kallada Travels is one among the fastest growing towns in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. It is considered as a holy town. Pandalam is also a well known educational and health care center in central Travancore.Pandalam hosts a lot of educational institutions ranging from reputed schools to Post Graduate, Training, Ayurveda and Engineering Colleges.
Pandalam Kallada Travels is a holy town near Sabrimala which is the birth place of Lord Ayappa in human form. Named after the Pandalam Royal Family, the city has the famous Valiyakoikal Temple which is located on the banks of river Achenkovil. A few days before the Makar Sankranti, the ornaments of Lord Ayappa is taken in a procession from Pandalam to Sabrimala.
Location of Pandalam
1) Nearest Airport to Pandalam
Trivandrum Airport is 92km away from Pandalam.
2) Nearest Railway Station
Chengannur Railway Station which is 25 km away.
3) Best Time to Visit
The best time to take a tour to Pandalam is from March to August. The cool winds of Pandalam will refresh your senses. However you can also visit Pandalam during November to January and attend the Sabrimala Temple Festivals.
Tourist Attraction in Pandalam.
A tour to Pandalam is not all; tourists can visit the other tourist attractions of the place. But the major event of this place remains the Sabrimala Temple Festivals in Pandalam.
1) Sabrimala Temple Festivals
Devotees from all over during November and January start a procession and assemble in Sabrimala to celebrate the Sabrimala Temple Festival. Held during Makar Sankranti and November, the Sabrimala Temple Festival is considered to be an important event.
The Aazhipooja celebrates the ascetic frame of mind of the pilgrims who undergo through a process of renunciation before they embark on a journey to the Sabrimala Temple. It is observed on the day before setting out on a holy journey.
3) Petta Thullal
The Petta Thullal is a colorful event that occurs during the holy journey in Erumeli. Here the devotees paint themselves with stripes of ashes, colors and carbon and don an unique look with arrows, clubs, fruits and bundles on their head. The chanting and the drumbeats add to the color of the ceremony.
4) Pandalam Palace
It was in this palace Lord Ayappa was born. The Thiruvabharanam of the Ayappa Temple is kept in this palace.
5) Valiyakoikal Temple
This is a famous temple in Pandalam modeled in form Sabrimala Temple. The journey or processions to the Sabrimala Temple starts from this place during the festivals.
A tour to Pandalam is incomplete without these tourist attractions and these are a must watch.
Pandalam is one of the tourists place in kerala and also beautiful place which can make journey through Kallada Travels
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