The 10 Best Things to Do in Pathanamthitta, India

December 24, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km. It is the administrative capital of Pathanamthitta district. The town has a population of 37,538. The Hindu pilgrim centre Sabarimala is situated in the Pathanamthitta district; as the main transport hub to Sabarimala, the town is known as the 'Pilgrim Capital of Kerala'. Pathanamthitta. District, the thirteenth revenue district of the State of Kerala. It was formed with effect from 1 November 1982 vide G.O. (M.S) No.1026/82/RD dated 29 October 1982, with headquarters at Pathanamthitta. Forest covers more than half (1396.95 km.) of the total area of the District. Pathanamthitta District ranks the 7th in area (2652 sq. km.) in the State.
Restaurants in Pathanamthitta

1. Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

Pathanamthitta, India +91 4735 202 048
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

Reviewed By maggy73 - India

I visited the temple after 25 yrs. much has changed. Shops available throughout the climb. Medical assistance at 6 places including oxygen support. Police placed throughout for safety. Bio toilets for both genders. It has become very tourist friendly. No restrictions on dress or materials. Plastic is banned. Water bottles not allowed at the shrine. Lodges available at shrine and in pampa. Many puplic transport busses plying between pampa and the outer car parking facility. Car parking facility at pampa need attention.

2. Konni Elephant Training Centre

Punalur - Pathanamthitta - Muvattupuzha Highway / SH-08, Konni, India +91 6472 412 738
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3.5 based on 53 reviews

Konni Elephant Training Centre

Reviewed By Lolamaye1 - Teesside

During our first visit at konni elephant centre we arrived at noon and went to view the elephants who seemed so content and healthy which was fantastic to see they are such well cared for the elephants ranged from 6 to 75 years old. We were disappointed to find we weren't able to take the elephant ride as they only let the elephants ride a couple of times a day which in fact is good news so you know the elephants aren't over worked and there care is the training centres priority. We returned the second time at 9am and had an elephant ride which was an amazing opportunity and the elephants were so beautiful !. A must see if visiting the area.
The price for a elephant ride was 600 rupies and 150 for entrance fee.

3. Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

Aranmula, Pathanamthitta, India +91 95623 84093
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

Reviewed By itsmemsh

Most peaceful and very ancient temple, having lots of rituals. The temple is situated near river pamba. Most interesting fact is that the temple is the only building situated upper from the ground level. There are lots of myths behind this.

4. Eco Reach

Pathanamthitta District Tekthod, Konni, India
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5 based on 2 reviews

Eco Reach

Reviewed By Ginza P - Orlando, Florida

Tree house and hike through forest and Kallar River was great.Guide who look as was great. He explained very well. We stayed overnight. Safe place. We got food service. Was able to swim at the river. I suggest good footwear for hike.

5. Konni Forest Reserve

Konni, Achankovil River, Pathanamthitta, India +91 96000 17031
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Konni Forest Reserve

Reviewed By NEERAJ J

This is an excellent place for elephant lovers, to spend around two hours of time. You might want to club a trip to Konni Forest Reserve along with a trip to Thekkady or Munnar or Wagamon, or such similar places. Do certainly take the elephant ride here. And if you visit the place before 9:00am , you can watch the elephants take bath, which is awesome. One gets to spend time with the elephant kids also, and they are so cute! The place is closed on Monday's and keep that in mind. The visit is suitable for people of all ages.

6. Achankovil River

Pathanamthitta District, Pathanamthitta 691523, India
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Achankovil River

Reviewed By Abdul M - Pathanamthitta, India

Achankovil river is the one of the most beautiful river in kerala..its origin from achankovil..its origin position covered with neelakkoduveli...its a medicine ..and achankovil is coming from beautiful forest..and its touch very beautiful and heart touching village kummannoor..its superb...im conducting a good trip to south indian non common places..if any one need contact me..9645793430

7. Perunthenaruvi Waterfall

Pampa River | 10 Km from Erumeli, 36 Km from Pathanamthitta, Pathanamthitta, India +91 88949 17116
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4 based on 28 reviews

Perunthenaruvi Waterfall

Reviewed By Shashiks - Bengaluru, India

The place is so beautiful that you can spend as much time here as you want. We had reached during summer in April so not much water around. But that brings out the other beauty of this place - the rocks which are normally hidden under the water. There is still a large lake-like part on the end. The route to reach is slightly broken roads in the last 100-200 meters. Otherwise, the overall route to reach the place is also very scenic. Will need to visit again during monsoon sometime.

8. Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple

Kaviyoor Village, Pathanamthitta, India
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple

Reviewed By manojayyappan - Kottayam, India

Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, known as Thrikkaviyoor Mahadevar Temple, is one of the oldest of the Mahadeva temples in Kerala, lying at a distance of around 6kms from Thiruvalla town(kaviyoor village) in Pathanamthitta district. Believed to be constructed in the10th century, the temple is a beautiful specimen of Kerala style architecture.A hanuman temple is also located inside the temple complex.A must visit temple for any devout hindu.Om mahadevaya namaha,Om hanumathe namaha.

9. Bhagavathy Temple

Malayalappuzha, Pathanamthitta 691523, India
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Bhagavathy Temple

Reviewed By Harish J - Chennai (Madras), India

A powerful goddess and raktha pushpanjali is a must if you visit this temple. Be the best in yur thoughts and actions when you enter this temple, as she is most powerful. Photos of the diety are not recommended to be bought as if kept at home.

10. St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli )

Chandanappally, Pathanamthitta 689648, India
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli )

Chandanapally literally means the abode of sandalwood trees. The church is named after St. George (also the patron saint of England), who slew the dragon snake.As a village which once had snakes of myriad shapes and venom crawling all over, its residents reposed their faith in the saint to save them from not just snakes but ghosts, demons and other dangers that lurked in the darkness.

Reviewed By Priya T

The St. George Orthodox Church, Chandanapally is really one of the few buildings, let alone a church, to have a true and perfect blend of Christian, Islamic and Kerala styles of architecture, making it an amazing place for young architects to visit and understand the space. Completed after 14yrs in 2000, the church does have a resemblance to the St. Peter's Basilica, Rome but has its own unique identity thanks to the different styles used in it. The feast of the church (1-8 th may) attracts pilgrims from all over making it one of the important places of Christian pilgrimage in Kerala. Both the interiors and exterior of the church are exceptionally built and specially recommended to people who love architecture.

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