Pathanamthitta Tourist Destinations
Pathanamthitta is the headquarters of pilgrimage tourism in Kerala. Read to know more about the Pathanamthitta tourist destinations, best season to visit and how to reach.
Pathanamthitta is the youngest district in the state of Kerala. This district has a border with Tamil Nadu state in the east. Due to a large number of pilgrim centres, this place is also known as the headquarters of pilgrimage tourism. This district is also the third least populous district in the state as according to the 2001 census of India. Pathanamthitta has been also declared first polio – free district in India. Its name is the combination of two Malayalam words Pathanam and thitta which together means an array of houses on the riverside. The district was formed on 1 November 1982. Its formation was done by incorporating the portions of the erstwhile Kollam, Alappuzha, and Idukki districts. It is interesting to know that this district is one of the richest districts in India. It is divided into three natural geographical regions i.e. highland, midland, and lowland. This district has a unique position in the inland fisheries map of the Kerala state.