Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta is a land of temples, churches, rivers, wildlife, mountain ranges and so on. Almost 50 percent of the district is covered by forests. Pathanamthitta with the presence of the holy land of Lord Ayyappa named Sabarimala is the headquarters of pilgrim centers in Kerala. There is a huge inflow of visitors every year from India as well as abroad to witness the famous water fiestas like “Aranmula vallamkali” [Aranmula boat race] and visit religious shrines like Sabarimala, Niranam Church. Nature lovers may find Pathanamthitta one of their favorites, as the whole district is evergreen with lush vegetation all around.

Sight Seeing Places
Climate

Summer - Pathanamthitta experience summer during the months of March, April and May. The temperature ranges from 28°c to 36°c. It is not the best time to visit Pathanamthitta.

Monsoon - It rains heavily during the Monsoon. It starts by June and lasts till September. After September it does rain but occasionally till the end of October.

Winter - The best place to visit Pathanamthitta is during winter when the land is cool and misty inviting us to experience her naturalistic charm.

Travel Mode

By Road - Pathanamthitta is well connected to all parts of the state by road. There are frequent buses to Pathanamthitta available from all the cities in Kerala. The neighboring cities are Alleppey [65kms], Kollam [57kms] and Kottayam [56kms].

By Air - Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport 108 kms away from the Pathanamthitta city, a 3 hour journey. There are flights from all the major cities in India as well as abroad connecting Thiruvananthapuram. After flying down, there are taxis and Kerala State Government bus services available from airport to any part of the city.

By Rail - There is no railway station named Pathanamthitta. You can book trains to Chengannur railway station or Tiruvalla railway station which are 26 kms ad 30 kms from Pathanamthitta. Trains from all major cities in India passed through Pathanamthitta.

Why Pathanamthitta?

Be a part of the thousands of spectators gathered by the side of Pampa River and witness the mesmerizing water carnival along with the energetic Snake Boat race at Aranmula when 100s of men row these snake boats on rhythmic movements of the “Vanchipattu” sung by them. Take home the unique Aranmula Kannadi [mirror] as a souvenir which is available only at Aranmula. Visit the world famous shrine of Lord Ayyappa. Admire the elegance of the colorful adorned elephants at the Adoor Gajamela. Pathanamthitta has everything for travel hungry personnels. Visit this holy land of Lord Ayyappa and experience yourself why Kerala is known as the “God’s own country”?

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