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Ayyapancoil Hanging Bridge

Ayyapancoil Hanging Bridge

7.58km from Anchuruli Tunnel

The longest hanging bridge in Idukki district built across Periyar river connecting two panchayaths. This place is famous for its picturesque scenery

Calvari Mount View Point

Calvari Mount View Point

7.96km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Soak in the views of Idukki Reservoir, the Western Ghat Mountains, and tribal villages.

Idukki Dam

Idukki Dam

13.43km from Anchuruli Tunnel

One of the highest arch dams in Asia.This double curvature arch dam is constructed between two hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathy.

Cheruthoni Dam

Cheruthoni Dam

14.41km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Third highest concrete gravity dam in India which is 138 metre tall and is constructed as a part of Idukki hydroelectric project along with the two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu. One of the main Picnic spot and viewpoint in Idukki

Ramakkalmedu view point

Ramakkalmedu view point

19.12km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Hillstation and a Hamlet. Noted for its panoramic beauty and numerous windmills and a historical site with a monument of Kuravan and Kurathi

Vagamon

Vagamon

20.38km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Hill station popular for its green valleys and beautiful meadows.

Vagamon Pine Forest

Vagamon Pine Forest

20.63km from Anchuruli Tunnel

The pine trees on the slopes of the hill create an incredible view. Pine forests are a rare sight in Kerala and this is one of the few you can visit.

Palkulam Medu

Palkulam Medu

21.57km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Pristine green hills, verdant valleys and a small infinity pool on top overlooking the valleys and mountains of the Western Ghats.

Mangala Devi Temple

Mangala Devi Temple

25.17km from Anchuruli Tunnel

An ancient temple in the middle of the forest.

Parunthumpara

Parunthumpara

25.35km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Parunthumpara is a viewpoint offering a birdseye view of endless stretches of green forests and low-lying areas. It is called Parunthumpara (eagle rock) because of its large rocky area with projection combined to look like an eagle facing the vast lands of the Western Ghat Mountains. The rock projection is called Tagore Rock as it appears to have the shape of Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Bengali polymath.

Keezharkuthu waterfalls

Keezharkuthu waterfalls

25.59km from Anchuruli Tunnel

The waterfall located inside forest, falling from a height of 60 meters and accessible by hiking.

Marmala Waterfalls

Marmala Waterfalls

25.65km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Waterfall set amidst the thick forest and surrounded by boulders with a deep pool at it's bottom.

Illikkal Kallu

Illikkal Kallu

27.93km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Illikkal Kallu (Illikkal Rock) is a large rock located 900 meters above the sea level on Illikkal Mala (Illikkal Mountain) in the Western Ghats. The rock is peculiar for its view, with half of it fallen down years ago and the remaining half still standing tall intimidating and fascinating its visitors. The beauty of the landscape is comparable to that of the popular Pillar Rocks at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.

Chokramudi Peak

Chokramudi Peak

28.61km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Three hours of a hard hike through tricky rock faces, breathtaking views, windy narrow paths. A viewpoint for an incredible sunrise.

Kattikkayam Waterfalls

Kattikkayam Waterfalls

29.12km from Anchuruli Tunnel

A short hike, a flight of steps, and then swim under the well-hidden Kattikkayam waterfall.

Panchalimedu

Panchalimedu

29.13km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Situated at a height of 2,500 ft (760 m) above the sea level, the place is surrounded by deep valleys and hills, accompanied by meadows, grasslands, and cool refreshing climate. Pilgrims from the various regions gather here to witness the Makaravilakku, a holy flame that is believed to a supernatural phenomenon by the devotees, which appears annually on 14 January in the Ponnambalamedu summit

Ilaveezhapoonchira

Ilaveezhapoonchira

31.32km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Ilaveezhapoonchira, sandwiched in the border of Kottayam and Idukki Districts of Kerala State in Southern India is a hill station surrounded by three hillocks - Mankunnu, Kudayathoor Vindhyan and Thonippara. This mesmerising hill station offers panoramic views spreading five districts of the state- Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, and Thrissur.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls

Thommankuthu Waterfalls

33.42km from Anchuruli Tunnel

Thommankuthu Waterfall is not a single fall, but a series of waterfalls set in a 12 km hiking stretch on river Kaliyar. The falls are inside the forest with each having pools at its bottom which are good for a dive. The falls are situated in the Idukki District of Kerala State in Southern India.

Meenuliyan Para

Meenuliyan Para

34.38km from Anchuruli Tunnel

A huge rock rising over 4,000 feet with an evergreen forest on top of it. The peaks are covered in mist in rainy days but otherwise, you will be able to see the Periyar river flowing below as a silver stream, and parts of the city of Cochin far away.

Anachadikuth Waterfalls

Anachadikuth Waterfalls

34.95km from Anchuruli Tunnel

It is a lesser-known waterfall situated in the Idukki district. With the low depth and low rush of water, it is one of the safest waterfalls in Kerala.

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Anchuruli Tunnel

Anchuruli Tunnel

Anchuruli, Idukki District, Kattappana, Kerala 685514, India

A 5.5-kilometer tunnel carved through a single continuous granite to move water from Irattayar Dam to Idukki Reservoir.