Attractions in Chitharal

Posted Date: 02 Dec 2010      Author: Lijin T Profile photo   Member Level: Diamond (Rs 25)

Chitharal is a small located at a distance of 7 km from Marthandam and 55km from Kanyakumari. The place is known for its hillocks with rock out sculptures of Jain Thirthankaras.

Attractions in Chitharal

Chitharal is a small located at a distance of 7 km from Marthandam and 55km from Kanyakumari. The place is known for its hillocks with rock out sculptures of Jain Thirthankaras. Jain deities’ temples are another marvelous attraction in Chitharal. It is believed that these sculptures were built in the ninth century and was historically known as Thirucharanathupalli. The sculptures are present inside the caves on the one and half long hill. The stretch has steps leading to the hilltop.

How to Reach Chitharal


Chitharal is having a good access through roads and rails.
Airport: The nearest airport is situated in Thriruvananthapuram at a distance of 45km away.
Railway station: Marthandam railway station, 10km away is the nearest railway station.
Roads: There are lots of buses and other taxis available through the NH47 route to take tourists to this beautiful land. From Marthandam, go to Thiruvattar and then to Atoor and reach Chitharal junction. A 2km road will take to the hills.

Where to Stay in Chitharal


The nearest accommodation facilities are available at Marthandam- Hotel Divine International and Star Lodge. Tourists can avail accommodation facilities near Kanyakumari and Nagarkovil also.

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