Assistant Facts on Kerala

Districts of Kerala – Pathanamthitta

  • Year of formation: 1982, November 1


  • Major rivers: Pamba, Achenkovil, Manimala


  • Pathanamthitta is the 13th district in Kerala, carved out of Kollam and Alappuzha districts.


  • Pathanamthitta is the first district in India to show zero population growth. It is also the first polio-free district in India.


  • The birthplace of Padayani is Kadammanitta


  • Sabarigiri, Kakkad and Maniyar are the hydro-electric projects in the district.


  • Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, a famous pilgrim centre in South India is in the district.


  • Ranni is the biggest forest division in Kerala.


  • Konni elephant shed (Anakkottil) is situated here.


  • The famous Uthrattathi Snake Boat race is held in Aranmula in river Pamba.


  • The Parthasarathi temple is at Aranmula.


  • The largest religious convention of Asia is the Maraman Convention, held on the bank of river Pamba.


  • Veluthampi Dalawa became a martyr at Mannadi.


  • The Cherukolpuzha Hindu religious convention is also held on the bank of river Pamba.


  • Largest sugarcane cultivated in Thiruvalla taluk, which is in Pathanamthitta district.


  • The only railway station in Pathanamthitta is at Thiruvalla.