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Elephant Lake

For an idyllic picnic location in Munnar, choose Elephant Lake. Also called Anayirangal or Elephant Arrival Lake, Elephant Lake is nestled amidst the picturesque scenery of tea plantations, evergreen forests, rolling grasslands, and hillocks. The scintillating beauty around the lake makes it one of the best tourist attractions in Munnar.

The pleasant weather of Munnar attracts a lot of tourists to Elephant Lake. It offers the best weather to spend time amidst nature’s bliss with a backdrop of dense Tata tea estates and foggy clouds. If you are a photography enthusiast, Elephant Lake could prove to be a great location to shot some incredible pictures.

Elephants from the Munnar forest visit this lake to drink water and thus, the name, Elephant Lake. If you want to spend in solitude, this is one of the best places to visit in Munnar. The serene beauty of this place lures families and couples to delight in some bonding time. Bestowed with ample natural splendour, the Elephant Lake is where you can spot a herd of elephants by the lakeside.

Things to do at Elephant Lake:

  • Plan a picnic with your loved ones.
  • Spend time in a peaceful environment.
  • Witness the lush greenery and foggy clouds.
  • Enjoy watching heard of elephants by the lakeside.
  • Capture pictures with a beautiful backdrop of picturesque landscape.
  • Enjoy a coracle ride in Elephant Lake.
  • Interact with local tribes for a unique experience.

Best time to visit: September to January

Getting there:

Distance from Cochin International Airport: 130 km (approx.)
Distance from Cochin Harbour Terminus: 151 km (approx.)

Nearby Attractions

Here are some of the places to visit near Elephant Lake –

  • Elephant Aboard Boating Centre
  • Butterfly Park
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Shesui’s View
  • Anayirangal Dam