Thiruvalla is the largest town in Pathanamthitta District. In a 20 km radius, Thiruvalla has a number of interesting sights. It is the headquarters of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church. The Paliakara Church here has some exquisite mural paintings. Sree Vallaba Temple here is the only temple in Kerala where Kathakali is performed as a ritual offering every night.