Ayyappan is a famous South Indian Hindu deity. Lord Ayyappan is worshipped in a number of shrines across India at Kulathupuzha, in Kerala, he is worshipped as a child; at Achenkovil in conjunction with his consorts, Pushkala and Poorna; and at Sabarimala as an ascetic - a celibate meditating in solitude for the benefit of all mankind.

Lord Ayyappan

The little town of Pullumedu is 43 km away from Thekkady or 26 km from Periyar is also on the hills and it offers views of the Sree Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala and the Makara Joythis illuminations at the Temple. Since it is a part of the restricted forest zone, special permission to visit Pullumedu