It is a small beautiful temple town located about 10km from Pathanamthitta town. It is surrounded by waving green hillocks and it lies on the banks of the holy river Pampa. Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy temple is one of the famous ancient temple of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple lies on the left bank of the Pampa river. Aranmula is also very famous for its metal mirrors made of bell meta which is known as ‘Aranmula Kannadi’. It is a unique mirror which is not found elsewhere in India. It is one among auspicious items included famous astamangalya set which is used for golden functions like marriage. These mirrors are the symbol of Kerals’s rich cultural and metallurgical traditions. And have great historical and cultural value. It is believed that a divine visitation inspired a window of this village to discover a mysterious blend of bronze which could be waxed bright in to crystal clear mirror. The town is also famous for Aramula Vallamkali (boat race). It conducted during Onam in the month August-September. The thrilling event begins in the evening. Each snake boat is thirty feet long containing four helmsman, hundred rowers and twenty five singers. Another major attraction in Aranmula is Aranmula palace. This traditional keralite palace has a history of 200years. It is also known as Aranmula Vadake Kottaram or Aranmula Kottaram.

Getting there:

By air: The nearest airport is Cochin International airport.

By rail: The nearest railway station is at Chengannoor.

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