A coastal village, Athinhal is located 1 km north of Kanhangad
town. Assayid Omer Samarganth Waliyullah of Russia is believed to have come here for propagating Islam. Madiyan Kulam Temple situated, 2 km away from Athinhal, is a major shrine. Athinhal Makham Uroos is a major festival held at the Athinhal Dharga Shareef.