Places To Visit In Pathanamthitta

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Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in Pathanamthitta:

1. Perunthenaruvi Waterfall

Must visit 3.4 /5

19 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

A natural waterfall with captivating surroundings is situated on the banks of the River Pamba. The fall is 60 to 100 ft deep which pours down on a rocky bed. The place is a favourite picnic spot among locals as well as tourists.

2. Gavi

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45 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Gavi is situated some 14 km away from the famed Periyar Tiger Reserve and is heaven on Earth, quite literally

3. Thriveni Sangamam

3.1 /5

59 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

As the name suggests this place is famous for the meeting point of the three rivers. It serves as the halting point for those on their way to Sabarimala.

4. Konni Forest Reserve

3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

This place is considered to be the equivalent to an elephant's cage. The reason being is that the main attraction of the region is a massive wooden cage where elephant are trained.

5. Kaviyoor Rock Temple

3.1 /5

25 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

If you are looking forward to explore the fascinating culture of Kerala, you are at right place. Kaviyoor Rock Temple is the only cave temple left in the state which glorifies the culture of the area more that its spiritual aspect.

6. Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple

Must visit 3.4 /5

24 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple is an ancient temple located on a small hilltop at Kaviyoor, Pathanamthitta District. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, this temple is one of the most popular and significant Shiva Temple in Kerala.

7. Manjinikkara Church

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Another significant Syrian Christian's pilgrim center, Manjinikkara Church is placed in Manjanikkara on the top of a hill about 6 km from Pathanamthitta.

8. Malayalapuzha Devi Temple

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

An epitome of art and architectural marvel of old times, this temple is considered to be one of the largest Devi temples. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga and it is a common belief that whoever worships here with true heart is granted his/her wished and is aided in realizing their dreams.

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9. Sree Vallabha Temple

3.1 /5

27 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

An important spiritual site for Vaishnavites, Sree Vallabha Temple is one of the hundred and eight Vaishnava temples in India. The temple is mainly renowned for its big Vedic school where students are taught and trained in Hindu Tantric practices and Vedas.

10. Muloor Smarakam

3.1 /5

9 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Muloor Smarakam is a memorial dedicated to a poet and a pre-independence era social reformer Muloor S Padmanabha Panicker (1869-1931). Situated at a small distance of 12 km from Pathanamthitta town at a small village Elavumthitta, this memorial is an ordinary Kerala house once inhabited by the poet himself.

11. Paliakara Church

3.1 /5

28 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Paliakara Church is an ancient structure that holds a reflection of the rich culture of our past. Situated in Trivuvalla, this church is one of the important religious centers for Syrian Christians with its roots going back to 54 AD to the arrival of St.

12. Sabarimala

3.1 /5

35 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

One of the major religious hubs of South India, Sabarimala houses Sastha Temple situated about 80 km from Pathanamthitta town. Dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, this temple is situated in the lap of nature amid the dangerous hills of Western Ghats.

13. Aranmula

3.1 /5

13 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Aranmula is a place mainly known for its expert craftsmanship and snake boat race organized on the final day of Onam Festival. The most renowned art of metal mirror of Aranmula Kannadi has its roots originated from this place.

14. Niranam

3.1 /5

30 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Niranam is an ancient church believed to be established in 52 AD by St. Thomas the Apostle.

15. Shopping in Pathanamthitta

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

If you are visiting this wonderful town, make sure buy its specialty i.e. Mirrors of bell metal or Aramula Kannadi. Other things that you can buy here are various spices, jewelry and sarees.

16. Parumala

8 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Pathanamthitta

Parumala, a village and an island on Pampa river in Pathanamthitta district, is widely popular for its 2000-year-old church. Aside from the church, one can also visit a number of temples that are scattered around the place, all of which are not beyond 10 km from the church.

FAQs on Pathanamthitta

Can you suggest an itinerary for Pathanamthitta?

Pathanamthitta is an important spiritual hub of Kerala which is packed with several ancient temples. However, if you are travelling the town for just one day, make sure you cover all the major tourist attractions. After a warm breakfast at the hotel, begin your day with the blessings of Sabarimala Temple, one of the major landmarks of the town. Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, Manjinikkara Church, Kaviyoor Rock Temple and Thriveni Sangamam are some of the popular tourist spots that are suggested on a one-day itinerary of this town. Other than all these places of excursion, the town is also blessed with nature in abundance and an environ full of peace and tranquillity. With so many attractions that cater to the need of all kind of tourists, Pathanamthitta is definitely worth a visit.

How can I commute within Pathanamthitta?

Pathanamthitta is a small town where there is regular influx of tourists and pilgrims in large number. The transportation facilities in the town are plenty and according to everyone's budget. The place offers a very efficient bus service and is an economical way to commute. Auto rickshaws are also an option especially in case of commuting between the tourist attractions. However, make sure you bargain as they tend overcharge the outsiders. Taxi is another best option which is available at quite cheap rates. Car rentals are also easily available in the town where you can self drive if well versed with the place. No matter whatever way of commutation you choose, make sure you plan your trip keeping weather condition of the region in mind.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Pathanamthitta?

The top sightseeing places in Pathanamthitta are Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, Thriveni Sangamam, Konni Forest Reserve, Kaviyoor Rock Temple, Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, Manjinikkara Church.
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