Pathanamthitta is that the headquarters of Pathanamthitta district is near the western Ghats and is endowed with scenic landscape consisting of low undulating hills, extensive stretches of lush forests, rivers and charming countryside. it's also known for exuberant fairs and festivals.
Sabarimala DharmaSastha temple
Dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is situated on a hilltop (about 3000 feet above sea level) named Sabarimala . inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve within the Perinad Village, in Pathanamthitta district, Surrounded by mountains and dense forest Sabarimala is believed to be the place where Ayyappan meditated. Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is one in every one of the foremost ancient and prominent Sastha temples within the country.
Arunmula Parthasarathi temple
The most celebrated festival of Aranmula Temple is the Valla sadya, a grand feast with up to 64 dishes. There's a snake boat pageant during the time of the Onam festival. There are several snake boats within the neighbouring villages exclusively used for participation during this temple ritual.
An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the attractive carvings of it are truly fascinating. they're among the earliest specimens of stone sculpture within the state. This cave temple is sort of 9 kilometres removed from Thiruvalla.
Malayalapuzzha Devi temple
The temple is medium-sized with an impressive gopuram on the eastern entrance. The inner sanctum is rectangular with a mukha mandapam (entrance porch). The idol has been made using a technique called 'Katu Sarkara Yogam'. Several sorts of wood pieces, clay, Ayurvedic herbs, milk, ghee, jaggery, turmeric, sandalwood, camphor, gold, silver, sand and natural glue are accustomed to make it. All the parts, just like the soma, are included in it.
Koviyoor Mahadev temple
Due to its immense historical value, the temple may be a heritage monument. The Archaeological Department of India protects the shrine. Locals believe that the shrine could be a thousand years old. December or January is the best time to go to the temple as many festivals happen now.
Popularly called Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, the foremost famous festival of Kurumba Kavu temple is the Bharani festival or Kavutheendal, which starts on the Bharani asterism, as per the Malayalam month of Meenam (March-April). The animal sacrifices that were a part of the festival during this temple are now banned, but the pilgrims still drink liquor and sing lewd songs, all the way from their villages to the shrine, as a part of the ceremony. At the end of the festival, the temple closes and opens on the seventh day, after the Aswathi asterism. Another important festival at this temple is the Navarathri.