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Pathanamthitta General Information
Area: 2731 square kms.
Population: 1186628
Altitude: 500 - 1000 meters above Sea level
Climate - Tropical
Clothing - Light cotton
Tourist season - September to May

about Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta Map, Map of Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta, a hilly terrain of pristine beauty is more popular as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. Pathanamthitta is bordered by the Western Ghats in the east, Kollam district in the south, Alappuzha district in the west and Kottayam and Idukki district in the north. It covers an area of 2731 square kms. More than 50% of the total area of this land of temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves is covered by forests. The district is frequently visited by visitors from India and abroad often for its water fiestas, religious shrines and the cultural training centre. The Pathamthitta town is the district headquarters. This is a land of religious and cultural harmony, where a large number of churches, temples and mosques can be found close to each other.


Aranmula Temple, Pathanamthitta

 Temple in Aranmula

Tourist Attractions in Pathanamthitta
The various tourist attractions in Pathanamthitta are Omallur, Malayalapuzha, Kadamanitta, Konni, Sabarimala, Aranmula, Thiruvalla and Kaviyoor. Sabarimala is one of the most famous pilgrimage centres in South India. The temple is dedicated to Sree Ayyappa. Aranmula is known for the famous boat race held on the last day of the week during the Onam festival. Konni is an agricultural region, rich in cash crops like rubber, pepper, coffee, ginger etc. More....


How to reach Pathanamthitta
By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram, about 119 kms.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is located at Thiruvalla, about 30 km and Chengannur, about 28 kms.

By Road:

Pathanamthitta is well connected by an excellent network of roads to all major towns in Kerala.


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