Anayadikuthu is a beautiful picnic spot located in the Idukki district of Kerala near the well known Thommankuthu falls. If you are looking for a perfect destination to hang out with your friends and family for this weekend, it is an ideal choice for you. Also known as Aanachadikuthu, a picturesque waterfall is the main attraction of this picnic spot. You will be able to spend a beautiful weekend in the lap of Mother Nature by visiting Anayadikuthu. Enjoy a hassle-free trip to this destination through KSU. Visit www.ksu.in to plan your trip to this majestic picnic spot.
An Off-Beat Tourist Destination
Located nearly 20 kilometers away from Thodupuzha, Anayadikuthu is among the less-explored tourist spots in Kerala. Even if it is near to the lovely Thommankuthu Waterfalls, not many people know about this picnic spot. One of the great attractions of this picnic spot is that it is relatively safe and visitors can enjoy spending time here without any water-inhibited perils. Since there are no signboards to this picnic spot, approach the local people to reach Anayadikuthu to enjoy its serene nature.
Thommankuthu waterfall is truly a great attraction for travelers to Anayadikuthu. This 7-step waterfall is among the best cascades in the Idukki district of Kerala. Known for lush beautiful green jungles and picturesque backdrop, this destination offers excellent opportunities for adventure tourism. It is nearly 17 kilometers away from Thodupuzha. People who plan holidays in Thekkady and Munnar include this magnificent waterfall also in their travel itinerary. You will be able to enjoy the most beautiful glimpses of Western Ghats from the viewpoint of Thommankuthu.
Anayadikuthu – Unique Name
Different folklores are there behind the name of this place. One traditional belief is that wild elephants used to walk up to the canals in this region that existed near the waterfall. One of the elephants lost its footing and accidently fell into the waterfall. The place where the elephant has slipped and fall later named ‘Anachadikuthu’. Later, it shrank to Anayadikuthu. In another story, two elephants fought at this place and one fell into the waterfall. Eventually, people started to call this area, Anachadikuthu and diminished to Anayadikuthu.
Shallow And Safe Place
Unlike other waterfalls in Kerala, Anayadikuthu is a safe place to visit. You may feel it deep and unsafe at the first sight but is shallow and safe. There is a small forest near this waterfall which is a haven for different avian species. You can also see plenty of monkeys in this forest. The rock formation around this cascade is a good resting place for visitors. Passes through the Kambakkanam and Neykuthanal, many people find the Anayadikuthu is a great place for a trek. You will have to walk a good distance from the main road in order to reach this waterfall.
How To Reach Anayadikuthu
You can reach Anayadikuthu via Thodupuzha or Ernakulam. This destination is at a distance of 20 kilometers from Thodupuzha while Ernakulam is approximately 70 kilometers away. Kottayam is almost 76 kilometers from this destination. The nearest Cochin International Airport is about 65 kilometers from Anayadikuthu.