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The district area is about 2462 sqkm. Sabarimala the best known pilgrimage destination in Kerala, this holy shrine located high up in the sahyadri mountains is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa (Dharma Sastha) and attracts pilgrims from all over India. Situated near the western ghats and bordered by the hills, Pathanamthitta district is a treat to 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. Aranmula a small town, 10 km from Chengannur famous for it's expensice hand made mirrors of polished metal called the "Aranmula Kannad" and for the annual Aranmula Boat races during Onam. Kadammanitta a village only 8 kms. Away from Pathamamthitta is famous for padayan, which is an important ritual art performed in the premises of the Kadamanitta Devi Temple. The river Pamba flows through this land. A large portion of this distrist, then the eastern part of Kollam district, was set apart for the Idukki Hydroelectric Project as well as for ex-servicemen, harijans and tribals.


District Pathanamthitta
Area (in 2,642
Population 1,231,577
Males 588,035
Females 643,542
Sex ratio : Females/1000 1,094
Density of Population 467
Per Capita Income (in Rs) 17,980
Literacy rate 95.09%; Male 96.62%; Female 93.71%
Coastal line in km. Nil
Water bodied area in ha. 4,100
Forest area in ha. 1,55,214
Assembly Constituencies 1. Thiruvalla
2. Kallooppara 
3. Adoor
4. Aranmula
5. Ranni  
6. Pathanamthitta
7. Konni
Head Quarters
No. of Villages
Kozhancheri Pathanamthitta
Thiruvalla Thiruvalla
Mallappally Mallappally
Ranni Ranni
Adoor Adoor
Monthly rainfall (m.m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall 16.05 235.5 75.7 167.4 125.4 594.7 231.6 562.8 297.0 195.6 93.1 87.5
Source: Economic Review, 2001

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