Located between Tiruchendur and Kanyakumari is small village called Athankari Pallivasal. It is situated in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is home to the domes of two Sufi saints, namely Syed Ali Fathima and Hazard Sheik Mohammed and is a famous pilgrim centre which attracts more than 50,000 pilgrims each year. The months of January, February, November, and December are recommended when planning a visit to Athankari Pallivasal.
Places to Stay
There are limited accommodation options in Athankari Pallivasal. Tourists are recommended that they opt for hotels in Tirunelveli instead. Some of the hotels here are Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Sr Janikaram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel South Avenue (Tariff – Rs. 1100).
The official language of Athankari Pallivasal is Tamil. The other languages spoken here are English and Hindi.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The two most important tourist attractions of Athankari Pallivasal are the two domes devoted to Syed Ali Fathima and Hazard Sheik Mohammed.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Athankari Pallivasal is the Tuticorin Airport, which is 75 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Athankari Pallivasal is the Tirunelveli Railway Station.
Athankari Pallivasal has a bus stand of its own with buses connecting to nearby places such as Chennai, Tirunelveli among others. Private operators such as AVK Travels ply frequent busses on this route. Ticketgoose.com often gives out bus ticket coupons for its customers.