Anakkara is famous for its wide ranging spice plantations and is also visited for the rock caves in Chellarkovil, scenic beauty of Valiyapara and the sunset at Ottathalamedu that lies 1,400m above sea-level. Take a walk around the village and you will find breathtaking views at every turn-lush hills, huge waterfalls, sunrise and sunset, extensive stretch of paddy fields, tea, cardamom, pepper and vanilla plantations. A spice shop and an information centre have been set up for the curious visitors.
A stay at a farm house opens the door for many joyous experiences like a guided tour through cardamom, pepper, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, ginger plantations and herbal gardens; partaking in the cultivation processes and live stock management practices; enjoying treetop lunches and candlelit dinners; purchasing garden fresh spices and handicrafts made out of coffee roots. The Package Tour One Day. Timing: 0800 Hrs to 1900 Hrs
Tour includes visit to Chellarcovil Mettu Rock Cave, Aruvikuzhi waterfall, spice gardens, sales outlet of organic spices, Cardamom plantation, Ottakathalamedu Top Station, and interaction with farming community.
Three day package tours and tailor made tours are also available. Please check with the Village Tourism Committee.
encompasses all these activities and more. Popular excursions in and around Anakkara :
Aruvikuzhi waterfall at Anakkara village:
Cascading down like a long winding silver ribbon, this waterfall is a major attraction here. Chellarcovil:
Famous for the Rock caves, as also for the panoramic views of water falls and the sprawling plains of Tamil Nadu. Likewise, another well known view point and picnic spot is Valiyapara
Anakkara circuit extensions cover the well known ecosystem of the Periyar Tiger Reserve
. This Reserve is home to species of rare orchids, medicinal plants and an enduring gene pool consisting of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and butterflies. The forest shrine of Ayyappa
at Sabrimala, lying to the west of the Reserve, receives nearly 5 million visitors annually.
Other Nearby Tourist Attractions (distances mentioned are not exact)
Tiger Reserve........16 km
Parunthu para........ 47 km
Idukki Dam........54 km
Churuly Falls........ 35 km
Vaigai Dam........60 km