Anchuruli Tunnel is one of the wonders in Idukki district which brings water from Erattayar to Idukki arch dam.
- Entry Time : 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Entry Fee : NIL
- Time Required : 1 hr
- Best Time : 3pm - 6pm
Anchuruli, also spelt Anjuruli, is an emerging tourist destination and a catchment area of Idukki arch dam near Kattappana in the district of Idukki. A tunnel built under the mountain which brings water from Erattayar to Idukki arch dam is an amazing engineering work and a sight that will bring awe to your eyes and mind.
It is highly noted for the 5.5 km long circular tunnel that carries water from Erattayar dam near Kattappana to Idukki reservoir. The tunnel itself is about 15 feet in diameter. The walk to the tunnel is about 50 m. The elevation of Anchuruli ranges from 740 m (2,430 ft) above sea level.
A huge tunnel made right in middle of a hill, water flowing from it forming a pool, a silvery waterfall, an isolated lake, deep blue sky reflecting in the deepness of the lake and the fresh greenery that strikes the very soul.
- Difficult for aged people and children to reach the tunnel view area.
- During summer the water levels will be low and that is the best time to visit here.
- Do not attempt for any tasks there as it's highly dangerous
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Trending In Anchuruli Waterfalls
Anchuruli is an off beat destination near Kattappana. This is around 8km from Kattapana towards idukki township. This is a beautiful place for photography and to see sun set between 3.00pm - 6.00pm. The only drawback is no safety for the visitors to climb down to the tunnel view area and anybody can go inside the tunnel without any restrictions.
The tunnel construction started in the year 1974 and its inaguration was done in 1980. Contractor Paily Pilla was the master brain behind this construction. This is a 5.5 km length tunnel built under a single mountain which gives the interesting notes on this. The work started simultaneously from Anchuruli and Erattayar and joined from both sides.