Anayirangal dam is located near Munnar and is fast becoming one of the best attractions in Munnar. The word “Anayirangal” literally translates into the dam where the elephants come down to quench their thirst.

Anayirangal lake nested amidst the tea plantations

The dam is located at about 22 kilometers from Munnar and one has to take
Pooppara – Thekkady road to reach this beautiful place. If you have your own car, the best possible route to reach this place is to drive for around 15 kilometers from Munnar to Chinnakanal (which is a key landmark in Munnar). From Chinnakanal, proceed towards Thekkady and within 7 kilometers, you should be reaching this destination. The lake/ reservoir is nestled amidst the beautiful mountain slopes and one will find the entire landscape laced with tea gardens.

This place is an ideal setting for photography enthusiasts as the landscape is stunning. Over the years, I have seen many of my photographer friends shoot this landscape and they all look stunning :).

Please watch my video of our speed boat ride below.

Entry ticket rates:

  • Adults – RS. 20
  • Children – Rs. 10
  • Four Wheeler – Rs. 30
  • Two Wheeler – Rs. 10
  • Mini Bus – Rs. 50

Boating rates:

  • Speed Boat- 5 Persons(Including children) – Rs. 1100/-. Duration of the ride is 15 minutes
  • Pontoon Boat- 20 Seater(Including children) – Around Rs 2000/- . Duration of the ride is 30 minutes and the boat is pretty slow. This allows you to enjoy the scenic view around the lake

Note: Life Jacket is compulsory and is provided in all boats.

The pathway leading to the lake
The view of the lake as you walk down the pathway
The water was not very calm due to the strong winds. Initially we took a paddle boat for Rs 300 /- but quickly realized that we were going no where against the strong waves
The food court and the shop where one can buy spices and other local handicrafts.

If you are planning a trip to Munnar, it would not be complete without a visit to this beautiful lake. This lake is slowly catching up on the top tourist destinations in Munnar and it will be a good idea to visit this place before it gets commercialized.

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