Pathanamthitta

Basic information

Head quarters
Pathanamthitta


Area
2637 sq km


Religions
Hindu, Muslim, Christian


Population
11,95,537


Population Density
468 persons/sq km

Literacy
96.93%


Came into existence
November 1, 1982


Taluks
Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla, Mallapally, Ranni and Adoor


Revenue Division
Thiruvalla and Adoor


Tourist attractions
Aranmula, Perumthenaruvi, Maramon, Sabarimala


Altitude
25 m above sea level


Telephone code
Pathanamthitta: 0468,Adoor: 04734, Ranni: 04735, Thiruvalla: 0469


About

pathanamthitta Pathanamthitta is a district of Kerala and is the youngest district of South Kerala. The name Pathanamthitta is derived from two words ‘Pathanam’ and ‘Thitta’ which means ‘Row of houses on the banks of the river’. Pathanamthitta is surrounded by Tamil Nadu is the East, Kollam district in the South, Alappuzha district in the West, Kottayam and Idukki districts in the North. Pathanamthitta is a landlocked district as it is surrounded on all the sides by land. Pathanamthitta experience winter, summer and monsoon season.

The topography of this district can be classified as highland, midland and lowland. There are 3 main rivers that flow through this district namely Pamba River, Achankovil River andManimala River. A large area of this district is covered by forests and constitutes around 50% of the total area.The main religions found here are Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. This district has numerous pilgrim centers for the people of each community. This district is popularly known as the ‘Headquarters of Pilgrimage Tourism’. Some of the famous pilgrim centers include Sabarimala, Maramon, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Jama-Al mosque, Niranam church etc. A major sport conducted here is the Aranmula Vallam kali. Pathanamthitta is famous for the fairs and festivals.

Many private and state owned Educational institutions are there in Pathanamthitta which includes Schools, Arts and Science colleges, Engineering colleges etc. Pathanamthitta is well connected with all places by means of roadways. There is only one railway station in this district which is at Thiruvalla. Trains to all major cities passes through this station.

The main occupation is agriculture and the major crop grown here is Rubber. Other crops cultivated include coconut, banana, pepper, ginger, cashew etc. Fishing is also carried out from the freshwater resources such as lakes and rivers. This district is usually considered as industrially backward.

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Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…

Ph : 123456


Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…

Ph : 123456


Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…

Ph : 123456
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