The APSRTC Visakhapatnam region is all set to run special buses to Sabarimala for the convenience of Ayyappa devotees from November 16, 2023, to January 15, 2024. To facilitate ticket bookings, passengers can choose between online reservations or visiting the Reservation Counter at Dwaraka Bus Station (DBS), more commonly known as RTC Complex. District Public Transportation Officer, Appalaraju, has provided this information.
These special tours to Sabarimala, organized by the Visakhapatnam Region of RTC, have been a tradition since 2003. They offer 5, 6, and 7-day tour packages, with slight variations in the coverage of some temples along the route. Trained drivers with extensive experience in serving Ayyappa devotees will be assigned to oversee these special package tours.
The 5-day package tours encompass key destinations like Vijayawada, Mel Maravattur, Erumeli, and Pamba in the Up direction, and Sripuram, Kanipakam, Tirupati, and Vijayawada in the Down direction. The pricing for these tours has been set at ₹6,600 for Super Luxury and ₹6,550 for Ultra Deluxe per person.