Tourist Place in Pathanamthitta

  • Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls


    A popular place in Kerala to relax, Perunthenaruvi waterfall by the bank of the Pamba River against the backdrop of the Western ghats is a treat to eyes.

    The waterfall got its name from the two Malayalam words - Perunthu (great honey) and aruvi (stream). Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls drops down from an elevation of 100 meters and the best time to see it in its full glory has to be the monsoon. Another prompt feature of this unique sightseeing place is its...

  • Gavi Eco-Tourism


    Gavi Eco-Tourism , a project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation, has caught the attention of tourists for a while now. The project is exclusive in many respects and the majority who visited were nature lovers and adventure tourists. Over a short period of time visitors to Gavi gradually increased, especially after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India.


  • Adavi Eco Tourism


    Rowing into the remote and the exotic

    Row with the ripples of nature’s gentlest waters and float towards vistas remote and exotic. Bringing you closer to the forest environs as well as the wildlife, the adventurous coracle rafting in Adavi, the first of its kind in Kerala, is all set for its maiden voyage.

    A picturesque forest patch, 10 km from Konni on the banks of river Kallar, Adavi has nearly 5-km river frontage. The Adavi Eco-tourism project...

  • Malayalapuzha Devi Temple

    Details & History

    'Malayalapuzha Amma' is the loving mother in the Malayalapuzha Temple. The main deity is Bhadra Kali Devi, the fierce warrior form of Shakthi or Parvathi but is said to be a benevolent mother to her devotees.

    Malayalapuzha Devi Temple is situated 6 km east of Pathanamthitta town. The Devi Temple is in the center of five hills called Uppidampara Mala, Pulipara Mala, Cherukunnathu Mala, Oottupara Mala and Achakanna Mala (mala: hill).

    The practice of animal...

  • Elephant Training Centre


    Konni is a popular training centre for elephants in Kerala. Located in the district of Pathanamthitta, it is a major centre of tourist attraction in Kerala, and attracts visitors in large numbers throughout the year.

    Situated about 11 km from Pathanamthitta, the main attraction at the elephant training centre at Konni is the huge cages built of wood to house elephants. This massive wooden cage is locally known as Aanakoodu and can accommodate three to four elephants at a time.

  • The Rock Cut Cave Temple


    The Kaviyoor Thrikkakkudi Cave Temple, popularly known as the Rock Cut Cave Temple is an ancient temple carved on a massive rock located at Kaviyoor near Thiruvalla in the Pathanamthitta district. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is also having archaeological importance because of its close similarity to the Pallava style of architecture. Besides devotees, many historians and travelers visit this rock-cut temple in order to watch its stone engravings. As the earliest specimens of the stone...

  • Manjinikkara Dayara Church


    Manjinikkara Dayara Church, situated at a serene and picturesque hillock at Omallur in Pathanamthitta District is a well known pilgrim centre administered by the Syrian Christians of India.The monastery where devotees come to visit the tomb and seek blessings of the late Patriarch St Ignatius Elias III was established by late Mor Yulius Elias Qoro,the patriarchal delegate to Malankara,

    It was in 1932 that Patriarch St Ignatius Elias III, who was on a visit to Churches in India,...



    Sabarimala Sri Ayyappa Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is situated on a hilltop about 4000 feet above sea level named Sabarimala, which is unique in many respects. The uniqueness gathers its voice, as the temple is open to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. There is a place near the temple; east to Sannidhanam, dedicated to the Vavar (a sufi and friend of Lord Ayyappa) which is called...

  • Malikappuram Temple


    Malikappurathamma Devi temple alias Malikapuram Temple is situated on a small hill just 100 meters away from Sabarimala. According to legend, Malikapuram temple is the place where the demon Mahishi rests in eternal wait. The temple complex houses the shrines of the Devi and Kaduthaswamy and also the the shrines of the snake god, Nagaraja and goddess, Nagayakshi. Here coconuts are offered only after rolling them on the ground. On the way to the temple, there is a temple tank called as Bhasma...

  • Paliakkara Palace


    At the time of the invasion of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sulthan of Mysore the Parappanad Royal Family of Malabar consisting of five sisters and their childenfled to Travancore and the then Maharaja of Travancore Sri Karthikathirunal RamaVarma Maharaja alias “Dharmaraja” of Travancore gave asylum to them. A palace called “Neerashikettu” at Changanachery was allotted to then for their stay. Subsequently of this five sisters, the eldest sister settled at Gramam (Chengannoor Taluk). The fourth...

  • St. George Orthodox Church


    St. George Orthodox Church, Chandanapally or Chandanapally Valiyapalli is one of the biggest churches in South India, located at a village named Chandanapally, Pathanamthitta District in Kerala state of India.
    The first church in Chandanapally was built in 1810. It was renovated in 1875 and consecrated by his holiness Mar Abdullah, the Later Patriarch of Antioch. The wooden planks for the new church were brought from the kodumon forest. The logs of teak and sandalwood could not be...

  • Pamba Ganapathi Temple


    Pampa Ganapathi Temple at Pampa, 60kms from Pathanamthitta town and 8 Kms from Sabarimala, has an important roll in the Sabarimala pilgrimage as it is the main halting point. This is the first temple and holy spot on the way from Pamba to Sannidanam – the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Neelimala, Appachimedu, Sabareepeedam, Saramkuthi are the other holy places enroute.

    About The Temple
    The temple is reached by climbing about 102 steps. The temple also has...

  • Aranmula


    At a distance of 15 Km from Pathanamthitta, 53 Km from Alappuzha & 57 Km from Kumarakom, Aranmula is a Aranmula Snake Boat Race, also known as Aranmula Vallamkali is a popular boat race held in the never ending Kerala Backwaters. This is an annual boat race held in Aranmula district of Kerala during the Onam festival in the month of August-September. It is also known as Uthrittathi Boat Race.

    Aranmula Vallamkali owes its origin to the Sri Parthasarathy Temple situated on the...

  • Parumala Church


    At a distance of 35 Kms from Pathanamthitta & 10 Kms from Chengannur, Parumala Church located on a small island on the banks of Pampa River near Mannar, close to SH6 (12 Kms from Thiruvalla). The church is known as St. Peters and St. Paul's Orthodox Church.

    This church contains the mortals of St.Gregorios of Parumala (known as Parumala Thirumeni) who was the first declared saint of Malankara Orthodox Church (Indian Orthodox Church). It is one of the famous pilgrimage centers for...

  • Chakkulathukavu


    At a distance of 38 Kms from Pathanamthitta & 11 Kms from Thiruvalla, Chakkulathukavu Temple is located in Neerettupuram village, on SH12. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga (an incarnation of Goddess Parvati). It is one of the famous and richest temple is this region.

    Rivers Pampa and Manimala flow on either side of the temple. The temple has more than 3000 years of history. But current structure was renovated in 1981. Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Vinayaka and Navagrahas are also...