River Pamba

River Pamba near Sabarimala Temple, the third longest river in Kerala. This guide helps to find out more about Pamba river, Pamba activities and nearby places.

Located in Pathanamthitta district, River Pamba, also known as River Pampa, is the third longest river of Kerala region after Periyar and Bharathpuzha River. The shimmering silver water of the river attracts a lot of tourists from all over the state as well as beyond. This is the lifeline of Kerala's rich cultural heritage. This river originates from Pulachimalai hill in the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1650 m and drains into Vembanad Lake after nourishing several places. It is known as Dakshin Ganga or Southern Ganga due to its association with Kerala's largest Hindu pilgrim center, Sabarimala

Travel Tips

River Pamba is a famous tourist destination, especially for those who love to explore the natural wonders. The sandy bank of Pamba River witnessed the emergence and growth of many religious and cultural centers. It is said that the pilgrims and devotees need to take a bath in this river before commencing the trek to the shrine at Sabarimala. This river is a veritable signature of the rich culture that continues to nourish the wisdom and happiness of many in its vicinity.

How to Reach

The tourists can reach this place by train from Chengannur railway station which is located nearly 93 KM away from this river. If tourists prefer airways then Trivandrum international airport is the closest one which is nearly 126 KM away from this place.


Here, the tourists can see the spectacular beauty of the river, capture some breathtaking moments, take a bath in the river, sit back and relax in the peaceful environment, visit Sabarimala temple and explore the nearby tourist attractions as well.

Timings & Season

River Pamba can be visited all round the year but the best time to visit this place is after the monsoon season i.e. from September to May.