The Vasthuvidya Gurukulam, 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. It also aims at the renovation and conservation of traditional buildings and mural paintings.
Vasthuvidya is the ancient science of Indian architecture which is a pure and ethnic expression of Indian socio-cultural heritage.
The gurukulam conducts a one year Post Graduate Diploma programme in vasthuvidya, in addition to a four month training course in the application of the principles and practices of vasthuvidya for the craftsmen engaged in the construction industry. The gurukulam has a consultancy wing for designs and constructions based on the principles of vasthuvidya.
Nearest railway station: Chengannur, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 119 km from Pathanamthitta
Latitude: 9.328201, Longitude: 76.683687