Chittar

Chittar is a geographically high-range area situated in the south eastern part of Kerala. It is a Panchayat and is situated in the Ranni taluk and in Konni constituency in Pathanamthitta District. It is located 29 km away from Pathanamthitta town at its east. Nearby Panchayats are Seethathodu, Perunad, Vadaserikkara and Thannithodu. Formerly Chittar was included in the Ranni legislative assembly constituent, but now in Konni assembly. Also previous parliament constituent was Idukki and currently it is Pathanamthitta.

Chittar is predominantly a plantation township. Earlier famed for tea/coffee plantations, nowadays swaying rubber trees have replaced them, fuelled by the fertile land and rich ecosystem. In addition to rubber cultivation, pineapple, tapioca, nuts, ginger, and pepper are cultivated

Chittar is located on Mannarakulanji-Seethathodu Road. Pilgrims to the famous Sabarimala temple return by road (as one way) through Chittar via Seethathodu. This road joins with the one way road to Sabarimala at Vadaserikara. There is a new road being constructed to link Chittar and Achenkovil via Konni and Thannithodu.


Town:
Chittar can easily be reached by bus from Pathanamthitta and Ranny within an hour either via Vadaserikkara-Maniyar or Vadaserikkara-Perunad route.
Airport:
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram (119 km)
Railway Station:
Nearest railway stations: Chengannur (26 km); Thiruvalla (31 km)
District:
Pathanamthitta
Longitude:
9.330599
Latitude:
76.920647

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