Pandalam is one of the rapidly progressing towns at Kerala and is a beautiful place with unique temples and palaces.
History of Pandalam:
A holy town, Pandalam is next to Sabrimaala in religious significance. The human sojourn of the presiding deity of Sabrimala, named Sree Ayyappa had been the son of the Raja of Pandalam. Since then the entire region has become a sacred ground and is visited by large number of tourists and the pilgrims.
Tourists actually worship the shrine of the Vaiyakoika. The temple is located on the banks of the river Achenkovil. From Pandalam to Sabrimala the idol of Sree Ayyappa moves three days before the commencement of the Makaravikalu Carnival.
Description of Pandalam:
Pandalam is also famous for various educational institutions like Ayurvedic Colleges, Training Colleges, and also the Post Graduate Institutions. It is a place of religious significance and pilgrims flock here all round the year.
The backwaters in Kerala hold attraction for the tourists all over the world. Here races are also conducted with snake boats in the Onam Festivals. These are the specially designed boats that are constructed in order to accommodate 100 oarsmen at a time. This demonstration draws millions of people all along the sides of the River Pampa. Moreover, the Parthasarathi Temple is also worth a visit.