Telephone Access Code: + 91 468, Adoor: +91 4734, Ranni: +91 4735, Thiruvalla: +91 469
A hilly province of pristine splendour, the district of Pathanamthitta is hailed as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. Three rivers course through its prosperous terrains comprising natural divisions of the lowlands, the midlands and the highlands. Interspersed with temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves, more than fifty per cent of the total area of this region is covered by forests.
Pathanamthitta has been dubbed a Heritage Village as it attracts visitors from all over the world for its spectacular water fiestas, religious shrines and cultural training centres. Pathanamthitta is also home to the unique AranmulaKannadi - metal mirrors that are meticulously handcrafted and the VasthuVidyaGurukulam, a village which practices the ancient Indian school of architecture.
Tourist Information Offices:
By road: Pathanamthitta is well connected by an excellent network of roads to all major towns in Kerala. Pathanamthitta KSRTC Bus Station, Ph: 2229213
By rail: Chengannur (26 km); Thiruvalla (31 km)
By air: Thiruvananthapuram (119 km)
Altitude: 500 - 1000 m Above sea level
Area: 2731 sq. km
Population: 1,234, 016 (2011 census)