Lets go to Mookambika by train Yes.
Thats why I am here.
Chengannur is the closest station near my house.
I am going all alone.
Abhi is not coming.
Abhis exams are not over.
Otherwise he would have joined.
He has come to drop me.
He is mad of trains Most of the Malayalees go to Mookambika temple, and Udupi at Karnataka.
So our video will tell you how to go to Kollur Mookambika Temple by train.
The closest station to Kollur Mookambika Temple is Byndoor.
30kms from Byndoor railway station to the temple.
I am going by Nagarcovil Gandhiram train 16336.
I am going to board from Chengannur.
The train will reach here now at 6.
We will be at Mookambika by 7.
I shall show you how you can go to the temple by spending less money.
Lets wait for 16336 Nagarcoil Gandhiram express.
Chengannur station is a very important station in Kerala.
People going to Shabarimal get down at this station They are not given any facilities here.
It stinks a lot here.
Its not clean at all.
But all the worshippers find trasnportation comfortable.
You have KSRTC, normal bus, volvo all from here You will get bus to Pamba any time you come.
You have 24 hours transport facilities to Pamba from Chengannur.
Some trains dont stop here.
But when its Sabarimala season, all the trains stop here.
To go to Mookambika, you have lots of trains.
Trains like Netravati reach Byndoor station at 1-2am.
So you can avoid such trains and take day trains that go to Gujrat, Mumbai that stop at Byndoor station When you book tickets to that station, you can easily go to Mookambika from there.
If you want to go by bus, there are lots of KSRTC buses that start from Trivandrum and go via, Kollam, Alapuzha, Trissur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod, Manglore There are scania AC buses available.
Its just 1200/- for that.
There is Kottarakara-Mookambika deluxe buses.
From Alapuzha via Ernakulam, Trissur, Kozhikode there is a Mookambika bus.
Kodungallur to Mookambika there is a deluxe bus.
We have all these Kerala RTC buses to Mookambika To say an average rate you can travel from Ernakulam to Mookambika 350-400/- in a sleeper class Nearly 1000/- to travel by AC also.
For me I have booked in 3rd AC.
Current booking is there for railways.
I planned today morning and booked my ticket.
I saw it 1850/- for premium tatkal.
Today in current booking I saw it for 900/- I booked it that way.
Waiting for the train.
Its 1/2 an hour late.
Thats sad Because the train couldnt reach here they have cancelled it.
Work is going on Our train is not cancelled.
They are cancelling more of passenger trains.
Our train will come now.
That is my coach.
Dont go Coming? I want to come but I have exams.
Have a safe journey Our train has been stopped at Chingavanam station.
Now we shall have dinner and go to sleep Shall see you in the morning from Mookambika.
Time to reach Mookambika.
But we have just reached Suratkal.
We just crossed Manglore.
Its running late.
We have Udupi and Byndoor to reach.
We will be late to reach there This is the problem with our railways.
Now we have entered Konkan railway.
Lets see some Konkan views This is the problem.
Its stopping at all the stations that it doesnt have to stop.
I think its single line here.
After Malabar and Manglore, this side its all single line.
So for crossing, they stop at stations.
Those who travel regularly in this route would know that.
You can see lorry going over a train.
Different scenes like that can be seen.
Saw lorries on trains.
Lorry on a train.
Lorries from Mumbai and North come to Manglore this way.
Its so cheap.
You dont have to drive so long, no diesel.
Its cheaper to transport like this.
These flat trains you see here are for that type.
This is Lokamanya Kochuveli.
New LHB coaches.
Ours are old coaches.
We are not entering Udupi railway station.
We are going to Mookambika.
If you are planning to get down the train and go by bus, you can get down here at Kundapura railway station This is also close to Mookambika.
Poeple going by bus can go from here because its easier to get buses here This is the station just before Mookambika road railway station.
I am getting down at Mookambika road, Byndoor railway station.
Most of the people get down there only.
More stations stop at Udupi, Kundapura railway stations Very little trains stop at Byndoor railway station.
You have lots of buses from Udupi also.
5 hours from Udupi to Mookambika.
From Byndoor and Kundapur you can reach in 1 hour Lokamanyatilk Ernakulam super fast Durandho express is what crossed us.
This train here tractors.
Its all set to go somewhere.
Indian railway is giving importance to goods transportation now a days.
You can transport good in cheap rate.
Ours is the next station.
We are stopped here for crossing.
Finally we have reached Byndoor station.
There is a big tunnel at the end of this station.
We dont have time to go now.
Th one you see below the bus went is a big tunnel.
This train will enter the tunnel and come out from the other side of the mountain.
Our train has 2 minutes stop here.
Now it leaves We are going to the bus stop form here.
Its just 40/-to the bus stop.
If you go upto Mookambika, it will be 500/- You will get taxis like Tavera and Omni for 700-900/-.
Day and night its the same rate.
He said they dont charge more according to timings.
The train is 2 hours late We have reached Byndoor bus stand.
Bus will come in 10-15mts.
He said I can take you for 400/- You can travel by sharing.
Then it would be cheaper.
These are the rates here.
You can come anytime and travel for these rates.
Auto 400-500/- for 3 people.
Omni or tavera for 900/- 30kms to the temple.
Forgot to say that we have reached here after 9.
You dont have to take an auto from railway station to the bus stand.
Its less than 1km.
You can even walk.
By auto they charge 40/- I paid 40/- and came by auto.
Now after 10mts our bus to Mookambika has reached.
You have complete private buses here.
No KSRTC Got in the bus and caught a seat in the front itself.
I hope you dont mind taking video.
Whats your name? Manoj is going for trekking and staying to Kudajadri.
We caught the front seat.
35/- from Byndoor bus stand to Mookambika temple.
If you are more in number you can catch a vehicle and go.
If you are 7-8 people, catching a taxi is better.
From Byndoor it is 30kms and from Kundapura its 38kms to the temple.
But you have more buses from there and most of the staitons stop at Kundapura too.
You have lots of buses from Udupi too.
Its 2 hours from Udupi to Mookambika.
Lots of trains to Mangalore You have direct buses from Mangalore to Mookambika.
Its all private buses.
KSRTC buses are very less.
Karnataka RTC buses are less.
I had told you the Kerala RTC buses that come to Mookambika.
You can come by that.
Just get into online.
com website and book your tickets After an hours journey we have reached Mookambika.
The name of the bus is also Mookambika Its correct 10.
This is Mookambika bus stand.
Its walkable distance to the temple and hotels here.
We should freshen up.
After that we shall see the rest This is the KSRTC bus that comes from Trivandrum.
It has a camera in the front Awesome bus.
This reaches here at 10am.
They would be sleeping inside.
People coming from Trivandrum can come in that.
It reaches at 10am.
Goes back at 2pm.
If you are planning to just come, pray and go, you can catch this bus to and fro.
You can freshen up and have food too.
When I was walking from the bus stand a boy came and asked if I wanted a room.
I said I just want to become fresh Before I could complete it, he said its just 300-400 for a room.
Near the temple and so He has gone to take his vehicle.
He is Satheesh Sateesh is taking us to a room to freshen up.
You will see many like this.
Or you can take a room yourself You can book online too.
I just want to freshen up and go.
I am going to Udupi today.
Thankyou I got a room here for 300/-.
Our need is to freshen up, change our dress, go to the temple, come back and go to Udupi There are different types of accommodations here.
There are lodges like this, hotels, etc Kairali residency, Jyothis residency etc are all near the temple only.
You can book some hotels through goibibo You can directly call and book the hotel too.
You have temple guest houses too.
That doesnt have online bookings so far But may start soon.
You will have to come here and book as per availability.
You get AC rooms for 500-600/- Let me change and go to the temple I have taken a bath.
Wore a dhothi.
Now lets go to the temple.
I heard the rush at the temple is less today Lets go there and see how it is there.
If you call this number, you can get the room type I checked in.
I would suggest this only for bachelors and not families What he said is true.
I could pray and come in 10mts.
Usually we stand for 1-2 hours in a queue and get in But now just in 10mts I prayed and came out.
When you come here, go to the general darshan place and see If its very crowded there, you can go to the other side, pay 100/- and easily get in.
Just see that as a Seva Ladoo, kumkum are all the prasads here.
Dont forget to collect it from here.
You can give the poojari 50/-.
Or you can do a kumkumarchana.
There are lots inside.
Very happy I could pray fast and come.
Here in front ther is an elephant.
It will bless you Before it was a small one, Now it has grown up.
There is free food for those who come here.
I think its not there now.
You have free lunch Free dinner too.
You can have devis prasad if you want.
If you are coming as a family, you can stay here at Jyothis residency which is just behind the temple Its a 3 star hotel.
You can book for 1500/- through goibibo.
All good rooms.
Last time when I came with Swetha and Amma, we stayed here.
You have a restaurant down and their food is very good.
Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Manglore via Mookambika bus is here.
Its Kerala RTC bus You can book online or through this site shown here.
You can come, pray and go in this.
You can come in the morning and go in the evening.
There are buses to Mookambika from Kodungallur, Kottarakara and Trivandrum.
People coming to Mookambika can visit Sringeri, Udupi, Murudeshwar.
People usually go to Udupi, then come to Mookambika and then go to Murudeshwar from here and then go back You can even visit Sringeri and Dharmastala.
You can cover those also if you have time.
This is a guest house here called Lalitambika.
Its temple through accommodations here.
You have dormitories, AC rooms and normal rooms here.
There are many guest houses here like this.
But you will have to come here and book.
There are lots of lodges too The rates change according to season.
I hope you find this video helpful.
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I am sure this video will be helpful for those coming to Mookambika.
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Now I am going to Udupi.
See you with an Udupi video the next day.