Anayirankal dam a beauty spot located at munnar
Munnar is one of the place of kerala located at idukki which is commonly known as Switzerland of kerala. munnar is blessed with tea estates, hill stations, dams and rivers. the greenery meadow of the region attracts the visitors very much. the journey to munnar is a very interesting and adventurous one. There are many hydro electric projects and dams situated at the heart of idukki district and some of them built over the great periyar river. anayirankal dam is an example of such dams built in the district. The dam and the reservoir are the main tourist attractions at munnar.
Anayirankal is the malayalam word, which is the combination of two words. anayirankal literally means the coming down of elephants. the place got this name by the coming down of elephants to the valley to drink the water from the river. sometimes the elephants are coming down to this lake from the forest to drink the water. this is a rare sight. if you are lucky you can see this beautiful picture. There is a children park is situated at the dam which give the entertains for the children. boating is the main tourist activity at the destination.
The experience of boating can be enjoyed only by pay the charge per boats with which you selected. All days of the year is the best time to visit the anayirankal dam. The dam is surrounded with the tea, cardamom and coffee plantations at the evergreen forests of munnar, which give more beauty for the destination. anayirankal dam is located 22 km away from munnar. Aluva is the nearest rail head which is 127 km away from munnar. the nearest airport is focused at kochi which is located at a distance of 127 km from the spot.