Aranmula is a picturesque village in the state of Kerala. The vast stretches of backwaters, acres of lush green,sweet humming notes of the birds all combine to create this fabulous tourist destination. It therefore comes as no surprise that the government of India has declared it an international tourism destination.
A Tour to Aranmula will give you the splendid opportunity to witness nature at its very best.
The place has a magnetic quality that will surely draw you very close. The calm and serene surroundings, the sight of the water lilies floating on the lucid backwaters and simple rustic people moving about doing their daily activities all mingle together to create an irresistible charm.
Aranmula is well known for its metal mirrors (Aranmulakannadi). This is the point from where the jewels of Lord Ayyappan are taken in a procession each year to Sabrimala.
Tourist Attractions in Tour to Aranmula
The biggest draw of Aranmula is the Parthasarathy Temple. This ancient Krishna Temple located on the banks of the Pamba River is visited by a large number of people regularly. Do offer your prayers at the temple when you plan a Tour to Aranmula.
It is best to plan your Tour to Aranmula when the water carnival is being held. The Boat Race held each year at the time of Onam, a festival in Kerala draws huge crowds. Special boats are constructed for the race. These boats referred to as Snake Boats are capable of accommodating more than 100 oarsmen at a time.Vastu Vidya Gurukulam is also located in Aranmula.
Accommodation in Tour to Aranmula
Aranmula is at a distance of about 16 km from Pathanamthitta. So it is best to reside in a hotel in
Pathanamthitta and there are plenty of hotels in Pathanamthitta where you will get comfortable accommodation at reasonable price.
Aranmula is 128 km from the state capital Thiruvannathapuram.Aranmula is well connected by road to Pathanamthitta. Buses ply at regular intervals between these two places.
The nearest airports are located at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. If you are interested in availing the railways, the nearest railway station is at Chengannur which is only 10 km far.