Elephant’s Abode Boating Anayirangal Munnar is one of the main attraction in Munnar and the waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghat ranges. When you have traveled about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 22 km from Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghat ranges. When you have traveled about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 22 km from Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants.
“Anayirankal” is a combination of two Malayalam words. “Aana” stands for “elephant” and “irankal” means “coming down”. The word “Anayirankal dam” means, the dam where the elephants come down (to drink water).
The rare sight of elephant herds coming down to the lake from the nearby forests to quench their thirst is a treat to the eyes.
Ticket Rates to access the park in the dam:
Adults – RS. 20
Children – Rs. 10
Four Wheeler – Rs. 30
Two Wheeler – Rs. 10
Mini Bus – Rs. 50
Speed Boat(15 Minutes) – 5 Persons(Including children) – Rs. 750/-
Pontoon Boat(30 minutes) – 20 Seater(Including children) – 1600/-
Life Jacket is compulsory and is provided in all boats.
How to Reach
Anayirankal dam is at a distance of about 22 km from Munnar towards Pooppara – Thekkady direction. Munnar – Thekkady route is one of the most scenic routes in Kerala.
If you have your own vehicle, drive towards Pooppara. In about 15 km, you will reach Chinnakanal, one of the key landmarks in Munnar. Proceed further towards Thekkady and you will reach Anayirankal Dam in about 7km from Chinnakanal.