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Entry Fee : 20 INR - Adult
10 INR - Children
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30 INR - 4-Wheeler, 50 INR - Minivan, 10 INR - 2-Wheeler

Anayirankal Dam, Munnar Overview

The Anayirankal Dam is located right in between a verdant carpet of tea plantations and a thicket of evergreen forests. It is one of the largest earthen dams and was completed in the 1960s. It is also one of the earliest dams made with concrete.

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Elephant Spotting:- Because of the dam's close proximity to the evergreen forests, it is also a major source of water for the wildlife that houses the forests. As a result, one is bound to witness herds of elephants on the banks of the Anayirankal as they arrive to take a sip from the Periyar river. 

Bird-Watching:- The place also protects some rare species of birds, and hence is also a bird-lover’s paradise. 

Tea Plantations:- The many tea plantations that surround the dam are owned and managed by the Tata Tea Group. 

Boating:- An important reason why tourists flock in numbers at this dam is because of the exciting and fun-filled activities organised at this place, the major one being boating.

As part of the Anayirankal Hydel Tourism Project, boating was introduced to the place, and it quickly became a tourist-favourite, which also encouraged further development of the dam and its surrounding areas. The Kerala Hydel Tourism Center promotes water-based tourism, while also conserving the ecology of the area.

Boating Charges

The boating charges range from INR 750 to INR 1600, depending on which boat and how many people ride the boat. Life jackets are compulsory and are provided for in all boats. Apart from this, the facility also provides a bathroom, canteen, and photography facilities.

How To Reach Anayirankal Dam

Anayirankal Dam can be very easily reached - it is located 22 kilometers from Munnar, Kerala's most popular hill station. The nearest railway station is at Aluva, which is about 127 kilometers away from munnar. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, about 127 kilometers from Anayirankal, and also the Madurai Airport, which is about 141 kilometers away from the dam. 

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