Anakkara is a small village near the hill station of Idukki in Kerala. In fact, it sits just on the border of the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. The Idukki dam nearby is a huge crowd puller. Cumbum town in Tamil Nadu is only 30 km away from the village towards the north east.
Places to Stay
Being a village, there are no world-class places to put up. However, Idukki at a distance of 45 km has great budget hotels on offer. Some of the options which are worth trying are Edassery Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mountain View (Tariff – Rs. 500), Chandana Annexe (Tariff – Rs. 750) and Stonage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. With Tamil Nadu just next door, Tamil is also widely understood. English is also used for interactions with non-South Indian visitors.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
The main places of interest lie in the Idukki district which is known for its greenery. Cumbam, which is 30 km away is, a town worth visiting .
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 136 km.
The closest major railway station is the Ernakulam South Railway Junction at a distance of 146 km.
Both state-run as well as private operators ply their vehicles on the roads surrounding this village, among which the reputed Kallada Travels is one. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.