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Tourism > India > Kerala > Districts > Pathanamthitta > Thiruvalla


Thiruvalla is a city and taluk located in Pathanamthitta district in the State of Kerala in India. The city is famous for its various religious festivals, schools etc. It is also the location of Nedumpuram palace and Paliakkara palace. Today Thiruvalla has the largest bank deposit in all of India.

Tourist Attractions

Sree Vallabha Temple

The Flagpost of the Sree Vallabha temple carved out from a single rock with a Garuda at the top, created by the legendary "Perumthachan".

Sabrimala Temple Sabrimala Temple

The temple is situated in the interior of the mountain ranges of the western ghats and is accessible only by foot. It is one of the most famous pilgrim centers.

Maramon Convention

A mammoth religious convention of Christians, but attended by people belonging to all communities, is held at Maramon, near Kozencherry every year on the vast sandy beds of the river Pamba.


Aranmula is known for the Vaasthu Vidya Gurukulam, the traditional way of constructing buildings. The location is by the side of the holy river Pampa, which hosts one more important annual event called the Maramon Convention. Aranmula is a small village, but is one of the destinations as specified the Discovery channel, one would definitely like to visit. The famous Aranmula Mirror is made here.

Aranmula Mirror

Aranmula kannadi or Aranmula metal mirror is a special type of mirror produced at Aranmula, a village in the state of Kerala in India. These unique metal mirrors are the result of Kerala's rich cultural and metallurgical traditions. The British museum in London has a 45 cm tall Aranmula metal mirror in its collection. The origins of the Aranmula metal mirrors are linked with the Aranmula Parthasarathy temple. Legend has it that eight families of experts in temple arts and crafts were brought by the royal chief to Aranmula from Tirunelveli district to work in the Parthasarathy temple centuries ago. Some undisclosed metals are alloyed with copper and tin to cast the mirrors. The procedure and metallurgy is now only known to a single family in Aranmula. To achieve their highly reflective surface, the finished mirrors need to be polished for one or two days.

Padayani Folk

Padayani is a spectacular folk event associated with the festivals of a few temples in Southern Kerala, especially Pandalam, Kadammanitta and Chenganoor.

River Pampa River Pampa

The long snaking river Pampa waters the western ghats including holy places like Sabarimala, Chakulathukavu, Maramon & Parumala church.


Thekekudi cave temple in Kaviyoor panchayat is one among the rare breed of cave temples to be found around in Kerala. It is assumed that this temple is constructed in the Pallava architectural style and was built in the 8th century.

Parumala Parumala Church

It is here that Mar Gregories Metropolitan the declared saint of Malankara Orthodox Church takes his eternal rest. The ormapperunnal celebrated on the first and second day of November every year is very famous and is the time a large number of people flock to this place for worship.


Niranam Church is believed to be one of the seven churches founded by St.Thomas himself. It is only a few yards away from this place that the great Malayalam poet Kannassa Panicker lived and wrote his main poetic works.

The Christian community in Niranam is one of the oldest, anywhere in the world. Now almost all Christian churches and denominations as well as other religions have a presence in Niranam. All are living in harmony and take part in festivals of other religions.


  • Sreevallabha Temple, Thiruvalla, Ph:600191
  • Thiru Erankavu Temple,Kavumbhagom, Ph:603431
  • Sabarimala, one of the most important Hindu temples of Kerala.
  • Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathi Temple, Neerettupuram, Ph:0477 215035
  • Aranmula Parthasarathi temple
  • Muthoor Bhadrakali Temple, Thiruvalla, Ph: 606834
  • Sree Dharmashastha Temple, Meenthalakara, Thiruvalla
  • Mahadeva temple, Kaviyoor


  • St.Thomas Marthoma Church
  • Niranam Church
  • Parumala Church
  • St.John's Cathedral Church
  • St.Antony's Syrian Catholic Church, Thiruvalla, Ph:604993
  • Gospel for Asia, Manjadi, Thiruvalla, Ph:600674
  • Evangelical Church Of India, Thiruvalla, Ph:601384
  • St George Orthodox Church, Paliakarapally
  • Kattapuram Church, Kavumbhagom
  • St.George Simhasanapally, Thiruvalla
  • Parra English worship church, Thiruvalla
  • St. Malk Syrian Jacobite Church
  • India Life Church (I.L.C), Thiruvalla, Tel:604505
  • Prayer Center, Nedumpuram, Tel:732396


  • Thiruvalla town Juma Musjid, Thiruvalla, Ph:740786
  • Thiruvalla Muslim Association, Juma Masjid, Muthoor, Ph:631786
  • Makdum Pally Juma Ath, Thukalassery, Ph:700592

How To Reach

The nearest port is Alapuzha
Nearest airport is Kochi
Nearest train station is Thiruvalla.

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