First of all, let me be very clear about the fact the Anchal is not a recognised tourist destination like Alleppey/Kochi. But there is something about your home town, right? That “something” is pushing me to pen down the Places To Visit In Anchal, Kollam.
Anchal is a tiny village located in the district of Kollam packed with exotic spots. With the familiarities growing up in this tiny community, I am giving an insight into this village by listing down the famous touristic places; if in case you are out of ideas for your next weekend getaway.
Pinnacle View Point
Pinnacle View Point is a small hill station from where you can witness the misty mornings as you do in Munnar. Make sure you go early to catch a glimpse of the sunrise, which is actually magical.
Kottukal Cave Temple- Anchal, Kollam
A cave as old as 6th and 8th centuries CE is hard to find, but you can find it in Anchal that too with the unique and rare rock-cut architecture. The cave temple has Lord Ganapathy as the deity.
Punalur Suspension Bridge
Punalur Suspension Bridge is another historical attraction built in the year 1877 by the Travancore government currently open for tourists to take selfies.
Malamel Para is a huge rock where a magnificent Siva temple is located. Hike the rock and explore the cave next to the temple, but beware the cave is full of venomous snakes.
Jatayu Earth Centre
Spread over 65 acres of multi-terrain landscape at Jatayupara near Chadayamangalam town, Jatayu Earth Centre is a home of the world’s largest bird sculpture. It is one of the emerging tourist destinations with plenty of touristy things to do.
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Dip your head into cold waters of Oliyarivu waterfalls. This tiny waterfall is not a touristy spot; hence you can have a private bath.
Oil Palm Estate- Anchal, Kollam
Take a serene drive through the oil palm estates of Anchal. The palm-fringed lush green landscape will definitely make you go spellbound.
Kudukathu Para- Anchal, Kollam
Kudukathu Para is a rock as high as 780 meters that lets you view four districts of Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu. You will also get to hear about the White Man’s cave which was a hiding spot for a German man during the second world war.
Do let me know in the comments if there are more places in Anchal! Read about other places you should visit in Kerala here.
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