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Pathanamthitta (District)

   

Kerala District - Pathanamthitta
 

About Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta, a hilly terrain of pristine beauty is popular as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. More than fifty per cent of the total area of this land of temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves is covered by forests. The district is frequented by visitors from India and abroad often for its water fiestas, religious shrines and the cultural training centre. Pathanamthitta is bordered by the western Ghats on the east, Kollam district on the south, Alappuzha district on the west and Kottayam and Idukki District on the north.

 Pathanamthita Map
 

Pathanamthitta Facts and Figures
Area : 2731 sq. km
Altitude : 1,1186, 628 (1919 census)
Population : 500 - 1000 mt. above sea level.
 

How to Reach Pathanamthitta
Air : Nearest airport Thiruvananthapuram (119 km)
Rail : Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla (30km); Chengannu (28 km).
Road : Pathanamthitta is well connected by an excellent network of roads to all major towns in Kerala.
 

In and Around Pathanamthitta

Omallur
The Rakthakanta Swamy Temple and the annual cattle fair held in the Malayalam month of Meenam are the main attractions of Omallur.
 
Malayalapuzha
The goddess at the Bhagavathy Temple here is believed to devotees and help them realise dreams. The temple has beautiful wall paintings and artistic stone carvings.
 
Kadamanitta
The Kadamanitta Devi Temple here is believed to grant boons to devotees and help them realise dreams. The temple has beautiful wall paintings and artistic stone carvings.
 
Konni
An agricultural region, Konni is rich in cash crops like the ten day long Padayani performances held in connection with the annual festival in April/ May.
 
Muloor Smarakam
The memorial to Muloor, a renowned social reformer and poet is located at Elavumthitta.
 
Kodumon Chilanthiyambalam
The water of the Chilanthikinar in the premises of this temple is believed to cure skin diseases. Kodumon is also the birth place of Sree Shakti Bhadrs, author of Ascharya Chudamani.
 
Perunthenaruvi
The Parunthenaruvi waterfalls on the banks of the Pamba River is a favourite picnic spot for both for both domestic and foreign tourists.
 
Sabarimala
One of the most famous pilgrim centres in India, Sabarimala is situated on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats at an altitude of 914m above sea level and is accessible only by foot from Pamba(4 km).
 
Mannadi
This is where Veluthampi Dawala, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore, spent his last days. The ancient Bhagavathy Temple here some exquisites stone sculptures.
 
Niranam
The oldest Christian church in India, believed to be built by the apostle St. Thomas in AD 52, is situated at Niranam.
 
Nilackal
The old Shiva Temple on the Pamba- Pathanamthitta Road is an important place of worship .
 
Pandalam
Pandalam is perhaps second only to Sabarimala. The Valiyakoikal Temple near the palace on the banks of river.
 
Charalkunnu
This picturesque hill station offers a panoramic view of the nearby valleys. A camp house on the hill provides comfortable lodging.
 
Cherukolpuzha
An important religious convention of the Hindus is held at Cherukole on the river bed of the Pamba, usually in February every year.
 
Kakki Reservoir
Tigers, elephants and monkeys can be sighted in the forest surrounding the reservoir.
 
Kaviyoor
It is a famous temple. The hanuman temple stands on a small hillock and is built in the gable style architecture peculiar to Kerala.
 
Maramon
Situated near Kozhencherry, Maramon is the venue of a mammoth religious convention of Christians from all over the world.
 



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