Main Tourist Places in Pathanamthitta Kerala
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Tourist Places in Pathanamthitta Kerala
A hilly terrain of pristine beauty, Pathanamthitta is a popular headquarters of pilgrim worship.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. Explore main tourist places in Pathanamthitta Kerala
One of the most famous pilgrim centers in India. Sabarimala is on the mountain ranges of the western hats at an altitude of 914Mtr above sea level and is accessible only by foot from Pamba(4km) The temple here is dedicated to Sree Ayyappa.
Aranmula is well known for the boat race held at sree parthasarathy temple during Onam. The snake boats move in pairs to the rhythm of full throated singing and shouting, watched by an excited crowd. Aranmula is also known for its metal mirror, a unique craft not find anywhere else in the world.
This picturesque hill station offers a panoramic view of the nearby valleys. A camp house on the hill provides comfortable lodging.
- The Rock Cut Cave Temple, Kaviyoor:
The rock cut Siva temple is o f a great archaeological significance. Dating back to the 8th century AD, this temple bears close resemblance to the Pallava style of architecture .
- Kakki Reservoir:
The reservoir is a tourist’s delight. The appended artificial lake offers exhilarating boating experience. The surrounding forests abounds in Tigers, Elephants, Deer’s and Monkey.
Other places of interest:
- Manjanikkara church,