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Situated near the western ghats and bordered by the hills, Pathanamthitta district is a treat to the eyes with its vast unending stretches of forests, rivers and rural landscapes. Blessed by nature, the district is famous for its scenic beauty, fairs and festivals.The district is frequented by visitors from India and abroad often for its water fiestas, religious shrines and the cultural training centre.

Pathanamthiita, a true tropical persity adorned with fertile agricultural land where plantations, Paddy, tapioca, varieties of vegetables and spices like cardamom, pepper etc. are extensively cultivated. The district known for its extensive forest cover also abounds in rubber plantations.

It is presumed that the regions presently under the district were formerly under the reign of the Pandalam king which had connections with the Pandya kingdom. Pathanamthitta now includes portions of the erstwhile Kollam, Alappuzha and Idukki districts.

Pathanamthitta is a combination of two words Pathanam and Thitta which means an array of houses on the river side. This district was formed on 1st November 1982 with a view to hastening the process of development. The total area of the district is 2642 sq.kms; of this 1300.73 sq.kms come under forest.

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