Pathanamthitta is an alluring destination located in Travancore region of 'God's Own Country' Kerala. This district was formed in the year 1982. The meaning of the name 'Pathanamthitta' means 'array of houses on the river sides'. The district is also known as the pilgrim center of Kerala as thousands of devotees visit the shrines located here amid the year.
Pathanamthitta is located at an elevation of 62 feet above the sea level. Entrenched in the foothills of Western Ghats, it covers a complete area of 2,367 sq. km. Pathanamthitta is bordered by Kottayam & Idukki in North, Alleppey in West, Kollam in South and Tamil Nadu in East. Such serene geographical location describes its climate as a tropical-temperate. Whether it is summer season or winter season, the temperatures amid the year, remain warm and scale between 30°C-39°C. During the monsoon, a downfall is seen in the mercury level due to heavy rains.
Pathanamthitta houses beautiful tourist destinations. The alluring Western Ghats are a tantalizing picnic spot and have Ayyappan Temple located on the hill top. The churches like St. George's Church, St. Mary's Church and others are like gems in the crown. The Perunthenaruvi Fall is another serene place in Pathanamthitta.