This article is about my trip to Mookambika temple – Kollur, Karnataka. A long cherished plan, we wanted a trip to Mookambika temple to have darsan and booked train till Mookambika road. As we had to utilise weekend we have booked Ojha express from Aluva, which started at 8.30pm. The train travel is of excitement to children. We used to visit Guruvayoor temple often, for the trip to Mookambika temple we wanted to plan in advance.
How to reach Mookambika Temple from Cochin
We started from Aluva at 8:40 PM and reached Mookambika Road by 7:30 AM next day. We had our breakfast from the vegetarian hotel at railway station. From Railway station to reach Mookambika temple we need to travel 30 km either you can catch auto rickshaw which costs Rs.500 or omni for 700 or Tata Sumo for Rs.900. You can even travel by local bus. Bus station is just 2 km from railway station. We hired Tata sumo and reached Temple by 8:30 AM. The trip to Mookambika temple which also good with lot of greeneries.
We directly checked in to Hotel, freshed up and moved to Mookambika Temple. The morning Darshan took almost 1 hour where we had Puja and rituals as required. We spent good time for Mookambika darsan and surrounding places for quite some time. Met many people and had good conversation with them. There are jeep available to go to Kudajathri which we were scared to travel and dropped the plan. This is advisable during trip to Mookambika temple.
We came back to room for a small nap and evening went for evening as well next day early morning darshan. We could catch a sumo back to railway station to catch afternoon train to Aluva. The train reached Aluva next day afternoon and moved back home. A trip to Mookambika temple was something which we all cherish and started planning for next visit.
Ratheesh R. Nath