Situated on the confluence of rivers Pamba and Kallar is the village of Vadasserikkara. Perched at an elevation of a mere 6 meters above sea level, the tiny hamlet of Vadasserikkara comes under Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. The village serves as an important stopover for pilgrims on the way to Sabarimala, the abode of Lord Ayyappa. Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Mavelikkara are the cities nearby Vadasserikkara.
Places to Stay
There are limited accommodation options in Kottayam. Visitors are thus recommended to opt for hotels in the nearby district of Pathanamthitta, which is 9 km away. Some of the hotels here are Hotel Mannil Regency (Rs. 425 – Rs. 800), Hotel Amala (Rs. 850 – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Elite Continental (Rs. 900 – Rs. 1000). The tariff for the same can be obtained in person.
The official language of Vadasserikkara is Malayalam. However, English and Hindi are also spoken here.
Onam in February and Christmas in December are celebrated with great fervour in Vadasserikkara.
Places of Interest
Important tourist places are Lord Ayyappa Temple, Sabrimala (31 km from Vadasserikkara), Ranni (8 km from Ranni) and Periyar (51 km from Vadasserikkara).
How to Get There
Both Kochi (115 km away) and Trivandrum Airport (108 km are the closest to Vadasserikkara.
The closest major railway station from Vadasserikkara is Kottayam Junction, which is 48 km away.
Vadasserikkara has a bus stand of its own with buses connecting to cities such as Dharampuri, Bangalore and Chennai among others. Both state-run and private operators such as Kallada Travels ply their buses on this route. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.