Things To Do in Pathanamthitta

Activity in Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta has an important place in erstwhile Travancore state. It is one of the biggest taluk in the old Travancore state was Pathanamthitta The city has many churches, temples and mosques built in close proximity. The Chandanakudam festival at the mosque in the centre of the town is quite famous. Situated near the Western Ghats and bordered by the hills, Pathanamthitta district is a treat to eyes with its vast unending stretches of forests, rivers and rural landscapes. The city is blessed by nature, the district is famous for its scenic beauty, fairs and festivals.

Boat Race-Aranmula Vallamkali (Boat Race), which is held on the annual commemoration of the week long Onam festival. The exciting event begins in the afternoon, each snake boat is thirty feet long containing four helmsman, hundred rowers and twenty five singers.

Art and Paintings– Vasthuvidya Gurukulam is a unique institution for ancient Indian architecture and mural paintings. It is a school constituted by the state Cultural Department is situated at Aranmula, 16 km away from Pathanamthitta town. The main objective of the gurukulam is the preservation and promotion of vasthuvidya and mural paintings.

Temples -Kaviyoor : The Kaviyoor Mahadeva temple, which was constructed in the early years of the 10th century, is one of the oldest of the Mahadeva temples in Kerala. Malayalapuzha Devi Temple, Omallur Raktakantaswami Temple, Thiruvalla Sreevallabha Temple.

Elephant Training Center– It is a hill town, Konni is famous for timber trade and wild elephant training centre. This is a charming town with lush meadows and hills stands on the bank of river Achakovil. It is surrounded by clove and pepper plantations. Elephants trapped from the forest area are also tamed here.

Shopping and Market-Kozhencherry lies 13 km. from Pathanamthitta, on the left bank of river Pamba and is a trading center and flourishing market for agricultural goods.

Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls: The spectacular waterfalls pledge down into a ravine from a rocky height of 60 – 100 ft. It is accessible by bus from Kollam.

Hill Station Charalkunnu is a picturesque hill station from where one can have a panoramic view of the low lying areas including river Pamba.

Aranmula Boat Race

By- Renju George ( Flickr)

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