One of the most well-known pilgrim destinations of Kerala, Pathanamthitta is a huge town and the youngest district of Kerala, placed in the southern part of the state. Famed as the gateway to the admired Sabarimala pilgrimage, it has been blessed with natural beauty and scenic locations in abundance. A cosmopolitan area, it is a perfect mix of the old and the new. Pathanmthitta and its surrounding villages and towns are home to several temples and other religious sites. Due to the very reason, this district is flocked by pilgrims all around the year. The region is also home to a number of monuments as well. Every year, a number of fairs and festivals are celebrated here with full zeal and enthusiasm.