Achencoil is an important and popular pilgrimage site and famous sightseeing of Kollam district.
Location : Achencoil is located at a distance of about 60 km from Kollam district , Kerala
Achencoil is best known for its thick forests, temples, and waterfalls. So it is most visited place by the visitors. Achencoil Sastha Temple is a one of the famous sacred shrine of this region.
Kubhavurutty Waterfalls and Manalar Falls are the natural waterfall and another tourist attraction of this place. To visit these waterfalls is great experience and is equally refreshing. These waterfall offer a visual treat as well as a resting place to the travelers.
Achencoil Sastha Temple
Presiding deity of this temple is Lord Ayyappa. This temple is situated amidst the dense forests. It believed that the idol of Lord Sastha of this temple is have been installed prior to the Christian era. Due to its religious significane it attract many devotees and visitors.
Main Attarction : Mandala Pooja and Revathi festivals are the main festival that is celebrated here by local people.These festival is celebrated in months of December-January and January-February, respectively. Major attractions of these festivals are the Therotam and Pushpabhishekam rituals. During these festival this temple is frequented visited by people and tourist.