Anakkulam Wild Elephant Village Tour ( Village jeep tour )

Start Time: 10:30 am | End Time: 9 pm
6450 6500

Anakkulam Wild Elephant Village Tour ( Village jeep tour  )

Tour Description

Anakulam Wild Elephant Village Tour

(  Village life Experiential 7 - 8 hrs day tour from Munnar travel by jeep ) 

 Reporting places

1, Munnar Info,Chithirapuram (Main Office), Starting time     : 10.30AM

2, Anakulam Wild Elehant Village tour  and Munnar info meeting Point  Starting time     : 11.0AM

  • Starting time     : 10.30AM
  • Cost                     :  6500 for 2 person extraperson is 1000/- (maximum 8 peoples in one group)
  • Tour Inclusions  : full tour-Guide, Entry fee, Water & home made or packedlunch.
  • Exclusions           :Hotel Pick up and drop off charge, etc.
  • What to wear & keep :Normal hiking or walking shoes, swim wears & sun protector. 
  • Travel by  :Travel by jeep with driver cume guide.

Tour details;     We need to drive about 43 kilometers to Anakulam via Lekshmi Mountain (road) from Starting point by Jeep.  The unspoken feel of beauty and serenity together meet at a forest locked village called Anakulam. This place of aesthetic value is nearly 40 km away from Munnar, the paradise of Gods’ own country. Elephants dally here in large social groups in human inhabited areas, which is something unique about this scenic spot. Two tributaries of Periyaar, namely, Idacholayaar and Nallatanniyaar wets and nourishes this land. Accessibility depends on jeep service.

   Everyone can enjoy elephant herds within a distance of 50 meter. The herd strength includes young calf and the mighty tuskers.  A nice walk through the forest and a cool bath in the Idacholayaar freshen one’s mind.

    Anakulam is an amphitheatre surrounded by Reserve forests. It has high uniqueness due to geographical, climatic and cultural richness.  The panoramic view of step cultivation lands of Anakulam surrounded by huge mountains is mesmerizing. Anakulam Wild elephant village tour explores all these enchanting uniqueness within few hours.

Attractions; Explore view points On the way

  • Tea plantation view

The panoramic view of step cultivation lands of Anakulam is surrounded by huge      mountains and a mesmerizing view of Tea plantations. Which gives a stunning rich green foliage to your eyes.

  • Local village life

 Experiencing the unique local lifestyle of the village people in the beautiful village of Anakulam. The Guide provides more information about their day-to-day activities and their lifestyle.

  • Viripara viewpoint

Viripara viewpoint makes the scenery more tempting. Lekshmi Tea Estate bordering Mankulam is one of the best place covered with Mountains, Rolling Clouds and Windy roads through the tea garden. 

Explore Waterfalls and historical caves On the way

  • Viripara waterfalls visit with shower

Viripara waterfalls is under the control of the Forest Department. One can enjoy the swimming in a danger-free waterfall and just feel the flow.

  • Viripara tiger cave visit

Viripara Tiger cave is one of the thrilling tourist spots beside a river. Once the den of Tigers in the Viripara cave, and hence the name carried. It is a 1 hour walking program through the Tropical forest crossing Hanging Bridge. 

Lunch @ Manukam area ( 1.30 pm - 2pm)

Anakkulam Village Life Experience

  • Perumankuth waterfalls

Perumankuth is a unique beautiful Historical place with lush green forest all around. It is the highest waterfalls in Munnar and is beside the Munnar road.

  • Hanging bridge

Hanging Bridge in the village was hand-made by the local villagers to make a way to their village. It was also a different walking experience, which is a way of entertainment.

  • River crossing and Swimming in the danger-free river

One can most explore the day inside the forest and some activities like swimming in a danger-free river, which relaxes your mind and body. 

  • Explore on the way Local spices

It was the fragrance of spice that awakened the curiosity of the explorers. As can be seen, the variety of spices like cardamom, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Clove, Nutmeg, Cumin, etc.          

  • Rubber Tree Planatation 

Learn how to tap latex from a rubber tree and get to know why rubber is a major source of livelihood in Anakulam. Watch the process of making rubber sheets from the tree, molding & drying.

               Wild elephant view: Everyone can enjoy elephant herds within a distance of 50 meter. We are waiting for elephant to see at Anakulam  (wild elephant arrival place) then drive back. 

Common inquiries

What is the specialty of Anakulam? 
Anakulam is a place with full of perennial waterfalls and presence of wildlife. One of the areas under the Mankulam Division, the Anakulam, is unique for sure sighting of elephants come as herds to drink water and replenish nutrients from the stream flowing at Anakulam.

What is the best time to see the Wild Elephant in Anakulam? 
The best time to see the wild elephants is during the rainy time is not recommended to visit Anakkulam. Normally, Elephants arrive in the dry season at after 4 pm to 11 pm.

How long was the walk through the Tea plantation?
Walk through the Tea plantation was very exciting and exploring the nature. It will    take Half an hour to One hour, treated across the plantation.

Is an Elephant ride possible in Anakulam Wild Elephant Village Tour?
An Elephant ride is not possible in Anakulam because they are wild elephants; hence, everyone can enjoy Elephant herds within a distance of 50 meters.

How much was the entry fee for Anakulam Wild Elephant Viallge Tour? 
The entry fee for Anakulam per person was about 300 INR to 400 INR.

Anakulam Opening and Closing Time?
Anakulam was opened for all days.

To visit Anakulam, is there any extra permission needed from the forest department?
To visit Anakulam, no need of any extra permissions; all are included in the Anakulam wild Elephant Village Tour.

What was the program included in the Tiger cave?
In Tiger Cave includes a 1 hour walking tour program.


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Guest Reviews (4)

Rating: 4/5

  • Martha Felton

    Incredible day from start to finish. Highlights were the endless wonderful views from the jeep, bathing in a very private and stunning part of a river, and of course seeing almost 20 elephants coming to their watering hole at Anakulam. I will never forget this experience and we have Mani to thank for making it so great. He was patient and knowledgable about all the different fruits and spices that grow in the area - we learned a lot! Don’t hesitate to book this tour, worth every penny.

  • Casey Silbernagel

    An absolutely wonderful tour. Ganesh raja was a fantastic guide; very knowledgeable and able to point out the tiny things (like local flora and fauna) as well as knowing just when the wild elephants would appear and why they came to that exact spot.

  • Tobias Merz

    We had a wonderful day with our fantastic driver Suresh. He drove us very well & safely to several sights and we could hop off and walk for parts when we wanted to enjoy the landscapes and villages closer than just drive by. The highlight was definitely seeing the elephants in the late afternoon and the stop where he showed us the rubber trees & how the rubber is pressed with old machines. We highly recommend this trip with Suresh!


    Best place for elephant gathering and bathing

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