South India - Tourist Attractions - Anayirankal Dam - Kerala
Located amidst a verdant of tea plantations and hills, the Anayirankal Dam proves as one of the best tourist spots in Kerala. It is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Munnar, a popular hill station in Kerala. A boat ride in the Dam offers an unforgettable experience to take back home.
Specialty of Anayirankal Dam
One of the most scenic tourist destination in Munnar, the Anayirankal Dam and lake are among the best locations for travelers who would like to wind up in a serene atmospere offering nature’s unspoiled best. As the place was recently converted into a tourist spot there is not much crowd of people there. So one can unwind in peace among the calmness of the Lake and the surrounding forest.
There is also a lot of chances to catch a glimpse of the herds of elephants that come to drink water from the lake to quench their thirst. This place is a haven for photographers to savagely click away on their cameras. One can also rent out the boats available there and go for a beautiful ride along the waters of the lake.
Chinnakanal waterfalls, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and Power house waterfalls.
Best time to visit
During and after monsoon, the water level is seen to be at its beautiful best and will provide a nice view.
Ways to reach
By air : The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of 127 kilometers from the Dam.
By train : The nearest railway station is Aluva which is 127 kilometers distance from Munnar.
By road : Bus services are provided from all over the State to Munnar and one can also hire a taxi to reach the Dam.