Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta

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Pathanamthitta is a large town and a municipality situated in the central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India. It is the administrative capital of Pathanamthitta district. The city has a population of 38,000. The Hindu pilgrim centre of Sabarimala is situated in the Pathanamthitta district; as the main transport hub to Sabarimala, the town is known as the 'Pilgrim Capital of Kerala'. Pathanamthitta is a fast-developing city and business center.

Etymology

There are different versions on how the name Pathanamthitta came about. One view is that the name is derived from two Malayalam words Pathanam and thitta, which together mean "array of ten "family" houses by the riverside". Another opinion is that is pattanam (town) which became 'pathanam'. Thus, Pathanamthitta meant a town by the riverside.

Pathanamthitta city is located on the fertile banks of the River Achenkovil.

Geography

Pathanamthitta has an average elevation of 18&nbsp;metres (62&nbsp;ft) above sea level.

The main trunk road to Sabarimala is from Pathanamthitta. The Main Eastern Highway (Punalur-Pathanamthitta-Muvattupuzha Road/SH-08) and T.K.Road (Thiruvalla-Pathanamthitta-Kumbazha Road/SH-07) pass through Pathanamthitta.

Major townships around Pathanamthitta




Climate

The city enjoys a tropical climate, the monsoons start in June. The months of April–May can get pretty humid....
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