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Puramattom is a village lying at the north-western part of Pathanamthitta District, in Kerala. It is a charming place where history and natural beauty gel together in perfect harmony. The majority of the villagers manage their livelihood from agriculture. Puramattom is about 10 km west of Thiruvalla.

This village was a part of Travancore Dynasty, which was governed by Cheraman Perumal. The king of Edappally usually stayed here at a palace, built by costly wood, during summer season. Now the remains of the palace can be seen.

Geographically Puramattom village is divided into two - the hilly region and the midland. The Manimala River flows through the southern boundary of the village. There are two major bridges over the river, Karuthavadasserry Kadavu Bridge and Komalam Bridge.

The Karinkuttimala, Chettuthadam, Umikkunnumala and Kuzhikkala river bed are the major attractions. Four ancient temples can be found, significant being Thrikkayil Sree Mahadeva Temple. The village also has sixteen churches and a mosque. Valankara Muslim Jalath Muhayaddin Mosque, Maramon (10 km) Hebronpuram and Cherukolpuzha are some nearby excursions.

The nearest railhead is Thiruvalla Railway Station. The nearest airport is at Kochi, 110 km away. Thiruvalla-Ranni road passes in the middle of the village and Kottayam-Punalur road through the eastern boarder.

Updated on 8th February, 2016
District: Pathanamthitta
Location: Thiruvalla    


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