About Pathanamthitta

More than fifty per cent of the total area of this district is covered by forests. Pathanamthitta is one of the most important pilgrim centers in Kerala and there are many Temples and Churchs. Maramon, the place where the world famous Maramon convention is conducted, is in this district. Sabarimala,located at an altitude of 3790 feet, is one of the most famous pilgrim centers in India. The world famous Aranmula mirrors comes from this district. The elephant-training center at Konni is also another attraction of the district.

Basic information about Pathanamthitta district
Head quarters of Pathanamthitta District Pathanamthitta
Area 2642 sq km
Major Religions Hindu, Christian, Muslim
Population Density 468 persons/sq km
Literacy 94.84%
Came into existence November 1, 1982
Main Tourist Centers Aranmula, Perumthenaruvi, Maramon, Sabarimala
Altitude 25m above sea level
Pathanamthitta telephone code Pathanamthitta: +91-468
Adoor: +91-4734
Ranni: +91-4735
Thiruvalla: +91-469

Tourist Destinations in Pathanamthitta

Aranmula: : Aranmula is famous for the snake boat race held on the last day of the Onam festival. Aranmula is also noted for its crafts and people's dexterity. The legendary Aranmula Kannadi (Aranmula mirror) comes from this place.

Konni: The place is synonymous with 'aanakoodu' or elephant cage. The main attraction here is huge wooden cages where wild elephants are put in and trained for various purposes.

Sabarimala: The most popular Hindu pilgrim center in Kerala. Mandalapooja and Makara Vilakku are the two main events of the pilgrim season which is between November and January.

Niranam: The powerful ancient church situated at Niranam, dates back to 52AD. This monument is believed to have been erected by Apostle St.Thomas and is considered the oldest Christian church.

Maramon, Cherukolpuzha, Parumala and Manjanikkara are famous pilgrim centers

Transportation
Air Trivandrum International Airport, about 120 km from Pathanamthitta, is the nearest Airport
Rail Thiruvalla, about 30kms and Chengannur, about 28 kms are the nearest railway stations.
Road A well connected road link with all the other cities in Kerala.