A hilly territory of pristine beauty, Pathanamthitta is popular as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. Three rivers course through its rich terrains comprising natural divisions of the lowlands, the midlands and the highlands. Dotted with temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves, more than fifty percent of the total area of this region is covered by forests. Hailed as a heritage village, it attracts visitors from India and abroad for its spectacular water fiestas, religious shrines and cultural training centres. Pathanamthitta is also home to the unique Aranmula Kannadi - metal mirrors that are painstakingly handcrafted and the Vaasthu Vidya Gurukulam, a heritage village which practices the ancient Indian school of architecture, vaasthu vidya, in its purest form.
Telephone Access Code: + 91 468, Adoor: +91 4734, Ranni: +91 4735, Thiruvalla: +91 469
Altitude: 500 - 1000 m Above sea level
Area: 2731 sq. km
Population: 1,234, 016 (2011 census)
Blanketed by tea plantations, Gavi near Kumily in Idukki District, is a picturesque destination. A haven for bird watchers with more than 260 species of birds,
Tigers, elephants and monk can be sighted in the forest surrounding the reservoir. The magnificent artift lake provides an enchanting boating experience.
The unique heritage village of Aranmula gets its name from the centuries-old Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. One of the most popular boat races in Kerala,
Konni is famous fo its Anakoodu or elephant training centre, wh has huge structures of wood built to house elephants. These can accommodate 3 to 4 elephants at a time.
These beautiful waterfalls are located 11 km from Kozhencherry town and is near the Charalkunnu Thaliyoor
This picturesque hill station offers a panoramic view of the nearby valleys. A camp house on the hill provides comfortable lodging
This is where Veluthampi Dalawa, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore, spent his last days. a statue of Veluthampi Dalawa
The old Siva Temple on the Pathanamthitta - Pamba Road is an important place of worship. The estate of the Farming Corporation
This memorial to Muloor, a renowned social reformer and poet, is located at Elavanumthitta.
The largest town in Pathanamthitta District, Thiruvalla, known as the land of the NRls, has a number of interesting sights .
The Perunthenaruvi waterfalls on the banks of the Pamba river about 10 km from Erumely is a favourite place for tourists
One of the most famous pilgrim centres in India, Sabarimala is situated on the mountain ranges. The temple is dedicated to Sree Ayyappa.
The Rock Cut Siva Temple, dating back to the 8th Century, is of great archaeological significance. The temple bears close resemblance to the Pallava style of architecture and the stone engravings are among the earliest specimens of stone sculpture in Kerala
Situated near Kozhencherry, Maramon is the venue of a mammoth religioc convention of Christians from all over the world. It is attended by people from all communities. The convention which is usually held in February is addressed by religious thinkers and Christian scholars from across the world.
As a holy town, Panda lam is perhaps second only to Sabarimala. Sree Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala had his human sojourn here as the son ofthe Raja of Pandalam. The Valiya Koikkal Temple near the palace on the banks of the River Achankovil has been modelled on the Sabarimala
Dedicated to Lord Sree Krishna, this temple siutated on the banks of the holy River Pamba. It is said that the idol was brought here in a raft made with aru (six) pieces of mula (bamboo) which gave the town its name, Aranmula.