Carved out of Kollam district in November 1982, Pathanamthitta is combination of two words Pathanam and Thitta which mean an array of houses on river side, and is bordered by Kottayam and Idukki districts in the north, Alappuzha in the west, Kollam in the south and a border with Tamil Nadu in the east. Situated near the Western Ghats and boarded by the hills, Pathanamthitta district is a treat to eyes with its vast unending stretches of forests, rivers and rural landscapes.More than 34% of this land of temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves is covered by forests.
Blessed by nature, the district is famous for its scenic beauty, fairs and festivals.In short Pathanamthitta is the spiritual Capital of Kerala the God’s own Country. Pathanamthiita, a true tropical diversity adorned with fertile agricultural land where plantations,Rubber, Paddy, tapioca, vegetables and spices like cardamom, pepper etc. are extensively cultivated. The district has a prominent place in the supply of hill produces in the State.