Visits since 1 January 2017: 4,457,534

Visits since 1 January 2007: 29,760,321



Zone: North

Telephone Access Code: + 91 468, Adoor: +91 4734, Ranni: +91 4735, Thiruvalla: +91 469

A hilly territory of pristine beauty, Pathanamthitta is popular as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. Three rivers course through its rich terrains comprising natural divisions of the lowlands, the midlands and the highlands. Dotted with temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves, more than fifty percent of the total area of this region is covered by forests. Hailed as a heritage village, it attracts visitors from India and abroad for its spectacular water fiestas, religious shrines and cultural training centres. Pathanamthitta is also home to the unique Aranmula Kannadi - metal mirrors that are painstakingly handcrafted and the Vaasthu Vidya Gurukulam, a heritage village which practices the ancient Indian school of architecture, vaasthu vidya, in its purest form.

Tourist information offices:

  • Tourist Information Office Ph: 2326409
  • DTPC Office Ph: 2229952,
  • Devaswom Information Centre, Pamba Ph: +91 4735 203339
  • Devaswom Guest House, Sabarimala Ph: +91 4735 202056
  • Devaswom Information Centre, Sabarimala Ph: +91 4735 202048

Getting there

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: Nearest railway stations: Chengannur (26 km); Thiruvalla (31 km)

By air: Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram (119 km)

Geographical Information

Altitude: 500 - 1000 m Above sea level

Area: 2731 sq. km

Population: 1,234, 016 (2011 census)

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