Aryankavu is famous and major pilgrimage centres in the Kollam District. Aryankavu is a village and highly frequented for the temple that is devoted to Lord Sastha.
Location : Aryankavu is located just 80 km away from Kollam. Aryankavu lies on National Highway 208 near Punalur and Thenmala
Major portion of Aryankavu region are Hindus and the rest are Christians. Aryankavu is a scenic village and famous for holy shrine Ayyappan temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and important temples in Kerala. St. Mary's Catholic Church Archdiocese of Changanassery & St. George Malankara Catholic church are the main important churches in aryankavu.
Another temple of this region are Aryankavu Shastha Temple. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has idols of Devi, Shiva and Sastha. A young Ayyappa sits in the middle with Devi on the left side and Shiva on the right side. The pillars of Aryankavu Shastha Temple have been decorated with mural paintings. This temple is surrounded by forests. Due to its location and its religious significance it attracts many visitors.
Major attraction of this temple : Mandala Pooja is a major festival celebrated at this temple, in the month of December.
Palaravi Waterfall is another prime attraction of Aryankavu. This waterfall is situated around 5 km away from Aryankavu. Rose Mala is located just 11.8 km form aryankavu junction. It is one of the eco tourism spot.