Anachadikuth falls is located near to Thodupuzha town in Idukki District, Kerala state, India.
The word Ana means Elephant and chadi means jumped. Locals say elephant herds used to come to the top of the falls to drink water. It is said that an elephant has jumped (or fallen) from top into the bottom of the falls. Nobody knows what happened to the elephant. The falls got its name from this incident!
There is also another version of how the falls got its name. It goes like this. It is believed that the great hunter, Mr. Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel was who let the outside world know of this beautiful falls inside the jungle in the late 1920’s. Hence the falls is named after him.
This falls is also known as Anayadikuth falls or Aanayadikuth falls.
It is not tough to reach Anachadikuth falls. People of all ages, especially families can enjoy this falls. You can take bath in the falls and it is quite safe unless you go for diving or climbing the falls. It is not crowded and is slowly gaining popularity.
It is wide falls situated inside forests of Thommankuthu Eco-tourism area. The water from top falls over the massive rocks into the bottom lake like area.
There is another fall called Thommankuthu falls at the same village, Thommankuthu. It is at about 2 kilometers from Thommankuthu Bus Stop.
How Do I Go to Anachadikuth falls?
Thodupuzha is the nearest city at around 22 kilometers distance from Anachadikuth falls. Anayadikuth falls is situated in Thommankuthu village panchayat. The falls is situated near to Anachadikuth junction near Thommankuthu Bus Stop.
You can take your vehicle close to Anachadikuth waterfalls. You need to walk around 30 meters or so, through a private road, with rubber trees on both sides. Then you need to climb a few steps to reach the hilltop. From the hilltop, you need to again walk for a few meters to reach this scenic and serine falls.
Kuruppanthara railway station and Vaikom road railway station on the Kottayam – Ernakulam railway line are the nearest railway stations, at around 30 kilometers distance. Very few express trains stops at these two stations. Nearest Major railway stations are Ernakulam South alias Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam North alias Ernakulam Town, at around 70 plus kilometers distance from the falls near Anachadikuth Junction at Thommankuthu.
Cochin International airport at Nedumbrasssery, on the outskirts of Cochin, is the nearest airport to