Anayadikuthu Waterfalls or Aanchadikuth Waterfalls is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Idukki, Kerala which is situated about 20kms from Thodupuzha.
There are different stories as an addon to the name of this waterfalls. One of it is that, earlier the wild elephants came here for water and one day one of these elephant lose its control, fell in waterfall and dies which resulted in the name Aanchadikuthu(ആനച്ചാടികുത്ത് ). Another story is that, long back two elephaonts fought at here, and one got fallen into the waterfalls, which eventually resulted in the name Aanchadikuthu(ആനച്ചാടികുത്ത് ). And the name Aanchadikuthu was later coverted to Aanyadikuth (ആനയടിക്കുത്ത് ).
Not sure which is the right story behind the name, but Aanyadikuth Waterfalls is one of the best of its kind in Idukki. We would recommend this waterfalls to anyone who loves to spend time without any water – inhibited risks along with friends and family.
Anayadikuthu Waterfalls is just 2kms away from Thommankuthu Waterfalls, which is famous for its 7 step waterfall. No signboards are available to Anayadikuthu, and you could always ask the local people to get the direction.
Aanayadikuthu is getting popularised by fellow travellers and we are tremendously sad to say that we saw slight littering over there. We hope all the travelers will help to keep that place like the way it is, without littering.
Name: Aanyadikuth Waterfalls (ആനയടിക്കുത്ത് വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം / ആനയാടികുത്ത് വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം )
Other names: Aanchadikuthu Waterafalls (ആനച്ചാടികുത്ത് വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം)
Entry Fees: NIL
Camera Entry Fees: NIL
Entry Timing: All days, no restrictions (better before dawn, as the place is in remote area)
How to Reach Anayadikuthu Waterfalls:
From Thodupuzha: Thodupuzha -> Muthalakodam-> Karimannoor -> Mulappuram -> Anayadikuthu Waterfalls
From Ernakulam: Ernakulam -> Muvattupuzha -> Vannapuram ->Anayadikuthu Waterfalls
Nearest Railway station: Ernakulam South, about 71kms or Kottayam about 76km
Nearest Airport: Cochin, about 65km
Nearest Bust Station: Thodupuzha, about 20km
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