Konni (11 km from Pathanamthitta):
An agricultural region, Konni is rich in cash crops like rubber, pepper, coffee, ginger etc. It used to be a centre for training elephants. Konni is also known for its elephant rides and the Anakoodu where elephants are tamed and trained for work.
Perunthenaruvi (36 km from Pathanamthitta via Vachoochira):
The Perunthenaruvi waterfalls on the banks of the Pamba River is a favourite picnic spot for both domestic and foreign tourists.
Aranmula Boat Race:
This famous water fiesta is held during Onam (August - September). The snake boats assemble near the Sri Parthasarathy Temple before the grand procession. Each boat is 100 ft. long and accommodates 4 helmsmen, 100 oarsmen and 25 singers. The snake boats move in pairs to the rhythm of full-throated singing and shouting, watched by an excited crowd.
09th Sept. '06, 30th Aug. '07, 16th Sept. '08, 06th Sept. '09.
This picturesque hill station offers a panoramic view of the nearby valleys. A camp house on the hill provides comfortable lodging.
Tigers, elephants and monkeys can be sighted in the forest surrounding the reservoir.
Maniyar (20 km from Pathanamthitta):
This is a beautiful dam site. Seethathode: The Kerala State Electricity Board has a power generating station here. Moozhiyar (57 km from Pathanamthitta): This is an enchanting dam site.
This is the district headquarters. The town is a land of religious and cultural harmony, where a number of churches, temples and mosques can be found close to each other. The annual Chandanakudam festival at the mosque in the heart of the town is a major event.