Cumbum: In order to facilitate pilgrims
reach Sabarimala through a short cut, Kerala Forest Department
has opened a jungle track passing through Kumuli Pullumedu.
Officials said the jungle track along Periyar Tiger Reserve
and Pullumedu from Kumuli, opened yesterday, would cut down
the distance to Sabarimala by nearly 100 km compared to the
A large number of Devotees from Tamil Nadu, Andhra
pradesh, Karnataka, and other states normally proceed to
Sabarimala through the Cumbum-Kumuli road.