A pilgrim center, Achankovil is situated 80 km northeast of
in Kollam District
and is near to the border of Pathanamthitta District
, situated amidst dense forest, here is an important shrine of Lord Ayyappa. Therotam, a chariot festival, associated with the Revathi festival held during the months of January-February is a major event. Konni
is a major town nearby.