Achankovil Police Station

0475 2342300

Achankovil Police station is under the administrative Jurisdiction of Punalur Sub Division. Achankovil is a small village, known for its amazing natural beauty. It has a famous Achankovil temple of Lord Ayyappa.The nearest railway stations are Sengottai , Thenmala and Punalur. Airports: Thiruvananthapuram international airport is about 140 km.Achankovil Police Station came to existence on (Outpost 03.05.1974 and remodification of the building) the new station building was inaugurated on 13.08.18 in survey No: 02/85, Ward II of Aryankavu village situated in the forest area, vide GO(P) 30/18 Home, Dated 30.06.18. Achankovil is the North – Eastern border police station bordering Achanputhoor Police station in Tamil Nadu state. Major part of Achankovil Police station is dense forest, comprises in Western Ghats. Achankovil is a famous Tourist and Pilgrimage destination. Kumbhavurutti waterfalls and Manalar waterfalls are situated in the station limit. Thousands of people visit the Sree Dharma Sastha Temple every year.

Achankovil Police Station

Sanctioned Strength Details


Jurisdiction Details

Sub-division Punalur
Parliament constituency Kollam
Legislative Assembly.Punalur
Border Police Stations. Thenmala, Pathanapuram, Konni, Achanputhoor (TN)
Jurisdictional Court.JFMC I Punalur, SDMC Kollam

Establishments & Institutions in Achankovil PS limit

    Name of Panchayath OfficePhone No.
    Ariyankavu Grama panchayath 0475 2273236
    Piravanthoor Grama Panchayath 0475 2273344
Name of Village OfficePhone No.
Ariyankavu Village 0475 2211250
Piravanthoor Village 8547610721


Achankovil Dharma Sastha Temple

People in large numbers throng to the Achankovil Temple to surrender themselves to the almighty Lord Ayyappa. Here, the Lord resides in Grihasta form that is as householder. It is one of the Pancha Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is unique for its idol known as Rudrakshasila in which Lord Sastha is depicted as a grihasthashrami (one who leads a married life) along with his two consorts Poorna and Pushkala. It is believed that is Sage Parasurama himself consecrated the idol here. The temple is situated inside the Thenmala Reserve forest .