How to reach to Sasthamcotta

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Sasthamkotta is a serene village and is known for the fresh water lake located here. The lake surrounded by hills on three sides is the largest of its kind in the state. An ancient Sastha Temple in the village is a famous pilgrim centre.

Getting there:

Sasthamcotta is located in between NH-47 (Trivandrum – Salem) and MC Road (Trivandrum – Angamali).In NH-47, from Kollam, take right turn from Chavara KMML.The Route : Kollam – Chavara – Sankaramangalam – KMML – Panmana – Thevalakkara (Chenankara jn.) – Padappanal – Karali jn. – Sasthamcotta.
From Ernakulam side, Take left turn from Karunagappally.
Ernakulam (Kochi) – Alappuzha – Kayamkulam – Karunagappally – Mynagappally – Sasthamcotta.

In MC Road, If you want to come from Kottarakkara, take right turn from Kottarakkara pulamon jn. Puthoor – Bharanikav – Sasthamcotta. If you want to come from Adoor, Adoor – Manakkala – Kadampanad – Bharanikavu – Sasthamcotta is the best route.

Other major routes

Trivandrum – Attingal – Kottiyam – Kannanalloor – Kundara – Kallada – Sasthamcotta.

Trivandrum – Kilimanoor – Kottarakkara – Puthoor – Sasthamcotta.

Chengannoor – Mavelikkara – Charummood – Bharanikavu – Sasthamcotta.
Pathanamthitta – Adoor – Kadampanad – Sasthamcotta.
Bus Services – KSRTC Bus Station, Sasthamcotta (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation)

KSRTC Bus Station is situated in Sasthamcotta junction itselt. There are frequent bus services from Kollam, Karunagappally, Kottarakkara, Adoor, Chengannur, Chavara, Kayamkulam, Kundara, Kottiyam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Both KSRTC and Private buses are operating equally from Sasthamcotta.

Other important KSRTC Bus Stations

Karunagappally – 11 KM away from Sasthamcotta Kottarakkara (MC Road)- 15 KM awat from Sasthamcotta Adoor – 12 KM away from Sasthamcotta

KSRTC Venad Chain Bus Services through Sasthamcotta

The K.S.R.T.C chain service thorugh Sasthamcotta is turning out to be a great success. Frequent Venad Chain services available in Sasthamcotta.

The Venad Chain Service Routs

Karunagappally – Mynagappally – Sasthamcotta – Bharanikavu – Puthoor – Kottarakkara Kollam – Chavara – Sasthamcotta – Bharanikavu – Kadampanad – Adoor – Pathanamthitta

Railway – Sasthamcotta Railway station 4 KM away from Sasthamcotta Town
Railway station is situated in between Thiruvananthapuram – Eranakulam railway line.

The Trains which stops at Sasthamcotta Railway Station
Vanchinad Express, Malabar Express, Bangalore – Trivandrum Island Express, Kollam – Kottayam Passenger etc.

Other Railway Stations Near by:
Kollam, about 29 KM.
Karunagappally Railway station 11 KM
Kayamkulam Railway station 30 KM

Nearest airports:
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 71 kms from Kollam.
Cochin International Airport