Achankovil Ayyappa Temple in Kollam District – Images, route map
achankovil sri dharmasastha temple
Achankovil Ayyappa Temple is situated in Kollam District of kerala. This is a very popular ayyappa temple and daily hundreds of pilgrims visiting here. Journey to this temple is really thrilling, you need to travel through forest. there are ksrtc buses from punalur and other places to Achan kovil. you can reach this hindu temple through different routes. pilgrims from tamilnadu can travel through panpoli, mekkarai route. kerala people can choose punalur, karavoor-achan kovil road. if you are coming from pathanamthitta side, after passing pathanapuram you can turn left from alimukk junction. from here around 45 kilo mteres to reach this lord appayya temple.
There is another easy route to reach achankovil ayyappa temple from pathanamthitta side. konny-kalleli route is another option, but it’s not recommended due to the presence of elephants in the way. there is no chance to deviate your route once you find elephants, so it’s safe to choose karavoor-achan kovil road. we have already discussed about thenmala, plaruvi etc here. you can plan a trip to thenmala and visit achan kovil temple. temple will open evening 5.00 p.m, you can adjust the time and visit temple in the return way.
kumbhavurutty falls is near to achan kovil temple, just 6 k.m is the distance. you can simply plan a trip to achan kovil and kumbhavurutty falls in same day. there are options for food and staying is available in achan kovil. you can choose ksrtc bus or private vehicles for the travel. there are some check posts in the route, but no worry. achankovil sri dharmasastha temple is one of the most popular ayyappa temple in kerela. if you have any doubts about route or any other can post as comment. stay tuned here for the details of more kerala tourist places.