Anayadikuthu Waterfalls is a beautiful waterfalls, which is a must visit place in the list “Places to visit in Idukki ” . Anayadikuthu lies near Thommankuthu waterfalls, Thodupuzha.
These two waterfalls can be made as an itinerary to a one-day trip in Idukki. Anayadikuthu waterfalls has another name ” Aanachadikkuthu “. The name explains that when a herd of elephants were passing this waterfall, an elephant slipped in to the falls and was drowned to death.
Waterfalls are exciting because they have power, they have rainbows, they have songs, and they have boldness and craziness!
Nature shows us her beauty and glory in countless shapes, forms, and colors. What is the most beautiful about it? That is impossible to say with all her surprises and secrets, magical sceneries? Still, one of the most dramatic and breathtaking creations of nature is certainly the waterfall.
How to reach
Anayadikuthu waterfalls is located approximately 20 Kilometers from Thodupuzha, which is in Idukki district in kerala. There is one more waterfalls near by i.e Thommankuthu waterfalls which is famous and has an ecotourism center owned by Government of Kerala.
On the way you will not find any signboards for Anayadikuthu waterfalls. Just follow the route to Thommankuthu waterfalls. Anayadikuthu waterfalls located few kilometers ahead Thommankuthu Waterfalls. You may come across many junctions that may confuse you, take help from localities.
Please note there are a couple of ways to reach this amazing waterfalls. After enquiring with locals we found a newly laid road that took us to the narrow road through rubber plantations and scenic valley which ended up on the top portion of Anayadikuthu waterfalls.
We visited on a rainy day in second week of June 2018. Anayadikuthu Waterfalls was not completely full-fledged nor was it dry, rather had adequate water to have fun. Inquiring the local residents got to know that the waterfalls is dry during in summer ie: April and May and the best time to visit is beginning of monsoon. During heavy monsoon rain safety precautions has to taken and its risky too.
Be careful after reaching the top portion of waterfall. When water flow is less you may have a tendency to take shortcut and climb down the slope, its completely dangerous many people have got injured doing that stupidity. So better take the path that takes you near waterfall safe.
Please note that this waterfalls is yet to fall under tourist places in Kerala. So there are very few local residents nearby and other than that no one else is there to help you in an emergency.
No entry fees or guards to look after so you have to spend just your fuel cost.
Two wheelers and 4×4 can take up to the top other four wheelers it might be difficult to reach
Many quiet rivers start from noisy waterfalls, but none of them jumps and does not foam up to the sea. But it is often a sign of great peace of mind, and hidden forces…”
Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.