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Lord Ayappa reincarnated in human form as the son of Raja Pandalam and he was the one who created this temple in his name. This is known as Pandalam and the people drop in here before visiting the Sabrimala Temple.
Cascading from a height of 60- 110 feet these waterfalls are a must watch for the tourists.
Atttended by Christians from all over the world, the Maramon Convention is attended by Christians from all over the world. On the banks of River Pamba, this is one of the largest Christian gathering in Pamba.
A tour to Pathanamthitta is incomplete without these tourist attractions and these are a must watch.
Konni ( Agricultural Region )
11 kms from Pathanamthitta, an agricultural region, Konni is rich in cash crops like rubber, pepper, coffee, ginger etc. IT is also used as a centre for training elephants.
Mannadi ( folk Art Centre )
This is where Veluthampi Dalawa, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore, spent his last days. The ancient Bhagavathy Temple here contains some interesting stone sculptures. Mannadi is also the venue of the Kerala Institute of Folklore and Folk Arts.
Muloor Smarakam ( Memorial )
The memorial to Muloor, a renowned reformer and poet, is located at Elavumthitta.
The Parthasarathi Temple, dedicated to Sree Krishna, on the banks of the holy River Pamba, attractions large crowds of devotees. The famous Aranmula snake boat race is held on the last day of the weeklong Onam festival. The Vijinana Kalavedi" at Aranmula imparts training in the traditional arts like Kathakali, classical dances, classical music as well as Kalaripayattu. Foreign tourists stay here for long periods to get a first hand knowledge of the culture of Kerala. The Parthasarathi Temple here also has fine murals from the 18th century. Aranmula is also very famous for its hand made mirrors of polished metal called Aranmula Kannadi, which is a unique craft and not found anywhere else in the world.
Sabarimala ( Pilgrim Centre )
One of the most famous pilgrim centres in India, Sabarimala is situated on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, at an altitude of 914 m above sea level and is accessible only by foot, from Pamba (4kms). The hold shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India, from different castes, creed, especially from other parts of South India. Mandalapooja and Makaravilakku are the two main events of the pilgrim season, which is from Nov to mid Jan. The Temple remains closed during the rest of the year, except for the first five days of every Malayalam month and during Vishu in April. Sabarimala is surrounded by hazardous hills like Karimala and Neelimala. Men of all ages are allowed inside the temple but women only below 10 years and above 50 years of age are permitted inside.
Omallur ( Cattle fair )
The Rakthakanta Swamy Temple and the annual cattle fair held in the Malayalam month of Meenam are the main attractions of Omallur. People from all around Kerala and also many other states participate in the fair.
Charalkunnu Hill station
The picturesque hill station offers a panoramic view of the nearby valleys. A camp house on the hill provides comfortable lodging.
Perumthenaruvi is a famous waterfall on the banks of the River Pamba. Here, the water flows down a rocky bed into a ravine 60 to 100 feet deep. The place is a favourite picnic spot for both domestic and foreign tourists.
Vijana Kala Vedi Cultural Centre
Louba Schild, a French scholar under the Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme, who started this centre with UNESCO support, founded this famous cultural centre. Those interested in culture and art, gather from different parts of the country over here. The centre offers residential training courses, in Keralas traditional arts & crafts like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu, Music, wood carving etc.
Tigers, elephants and monkeys can be sighted in the forest surrounding the reservoir.
This is the main halting point on the way to Sabarimala, the famous pilgrim centre. It is also known as Thriveni Sangamam, the meeting point of three rivers.