- One of the Revenue Divisions of Pathanamthitta district.
- One of the Taluks of Pathanamthitta district.
- One of the Muncipalities of Pathanamthitta district.
- One of the Cities of the Pathanamthitta district, Kerala,India.
The Location :-
Thiruvalla is on the western border of Pathanamthitta District. Formerly some areas of present Changanacherry were parts of Thiruvalla. Now the boundaries of the taluk are Varattar Bridge on the south, Lappalam on the north, Pullad on the east and Edathua on the west.
The name :-
Thiruvalla (previously spelled Tiruvalla) is famous for its various religious festivals, schools etc. It is also the location of Nedumpuram Palace and Paliakkara Palace.The ancient name of Thiruvalla was "Valla vai". The name had some relation with the river Manimala which was known as "Vallapuzha". The mouth is known as "Valla vai".
The climate :-
The city has a tropical climate with a temperature variation of a high of 34.4C in summer to a low of 18.5C in winter with a healthy rainfall of 304 cm.
The seasons :-
Summer - March to May
Monsoon - June to July (Thulavarsham)
Winter - November to February
The topography :-
The topography of Thiruvalla comprises plains, paddy fields, and small ranges. The major crops grown are rice, tapioca, coconuts, rubber, plantains, sugarcane and a variety of vegetables.
Tha attraction :-
On the western part of Thiruvalla, the rivers Pampa, Manimala and Achen Kovil join to form a panoramic view.The city is famous for its various religious festivals.The very famous pilgrim centre of Sabarimala is about 100 km. from Thiruvalla. The spiritual conventions at Maramon and Cherukolpuzha are at a distance of 17 to 20 km. from Thiruvalla.
The culture :-
The culture and heritage of Thiruvalla are tied with temples. Christianity arrived in Thiruvalla early through the apostle St.Thomas who is believed to have come to Niranam in A.D. 52.
The Mar Thoma Church and the Evangelical Church have their headquarters in Thiruvalla. The headquarters of the Orthodox Church Niranam Diocese and Thiruvalla Diocese of Syro-Malankara rite of the Catholic Church is also in Thiruvalla. The famous Paliakkara church is a destination of tourists, historians and moreover devotees from all denominations. It is the mother of all churches in Tiruvalla.
The Access :-
The nearest port is Alleppey, nearest airport is Cochin and the nearest train station is Thiruvalla.
The Highlights :-
Thiruvalla always enjoyed a high literacy rate of 89-91%.
Thiruvalla is also the city/town with the largest bank deposit in the country.
The link railway of Thiruvalla - Thakazhy connecting the hilly places of Pathanamthitta District to the sea shore of Thiruvalla is a golden dream of Thiruvalla.
1. Kuttappuzha 2. Eraviperoor 3. Kaviyoor 4. Koipuram
5.Thiruvalla 6. Thottapuzhasserry 7. Kadapra 8. Kuttoor
9. Nedumpuram 10. Niranam 11. Peringara