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Tourist Spots of Pathanamthitta, Kerala

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Tourist Interest and Important Places

Aranmula

The picturesque Hindu pilgrim center is located on the banks of the river Pamba. The famous temple here is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The place is famous for the Aranmula Vallamkalli (Boat Race). The another main attraction is Aranmula Mirror. Aranmula Mirror carved and polished out of a special metal is unique and world famous. [ 10 km Chengannur ] more...

Cherukolpuzha

Cherukolpuzha Hindu convention, an annual religious meet on the river bed at Cherukolpuzha, Ayroor. [ 4 km from Kozhenchery.]

Shabarimala

The sacred abode of Lord Ayyappa. It is one of the most important Hindu pilgrim centers in the country and the world famous pilgrim center for all people of the world. The Holy Shrine is located amidst dense forest in the rugged terrains of Western ghats, in habited by various wild life species. [72 km from Pathanamthitta ]

Erumeli

Is a famous camping center of Shabarimala devotees and a symbolic place of legends of Hindu - Muslim unity. The pilgrims to Shabarimala meet at Erumeli and use it as a base camp before starting trekking.

Pandalam

Pandalam is historically important as the legend is that Shabarimala Ayyappan had his childhood connections with the Pandalam Royal-family.

kaviyoor

On the banks of the river Manimala. On the top of a hill, is a Hanuman Temple In the typical kerala style with a rock cut temple in the Pallava style nearby.

Kozhenchery

Maramon Christian Convention on the river sand bed of Pamba River under the auspices of the Marthoma Church in February every year is world famous.

konni

A hill town, Konni is famous for timber trade and wild elephant training centre. [11 km from Pathanamthitta ]

Mannadi

The ancient Bhagavathy Temple here houses of Kerala Institute of folk lore and folk arts which has a Museum of tapes and library. [13 km from Adoor ]

Niranam

Niranam is famous on account of St. Mary's Orthodox Old Christian Chruch, belived to have been founded by Apostle St. Thomas in 52 A.D. [40 from kottayam ]

Nilakal

The Place exhibit unity of Hindu and Christian. An old Shiva Temple and the ecumenical center of Christians are located here.

Manjanikkkra

A famous pilgrim center as Mar Ignatius Elias III, Patriach of Anpthyokia died here and was buried in the church here.

Peruthenaruvi

It is a water falls in the river pamba about 30 km from Pathanamthitta. It is beautiful picnic spot.

Vijana Kala Vedhi Cultural Center

Funded by Luba Schild, a French Scholar, under the Indo-French cultural exchange program with UNESCO support. Offering residential training courses in Kerala's traditional arts and crafts. [Location: Tarayil Mukku Jn., Aranmula ]

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