Have you ever touched the flying clouds and experienced the music of silence? If not, come to Elephant rock (Aanappara) in Ezhalloore near Thodupuzha, with the mind of a solitary traveler, ready to be lost f in the charming beauty of Mother Nature. Elephant Rock (Aanappara) invites all solitary travelers to its lap.
Unknown to Resort Sharks
At the Elephant Rock, the cool breeze would kiss you gently and white clouds whizz past murmuring something in an unknown language. Moreover, you would see the fog clad mountain tops of the Western Ghats around. The verdant green beauty and calmness of the place are still intact because the site has not so far been advertised in the media or gained the attention of resort sharks.
The Myth of Aanappara
The place got the name of Aanappara because of a large rock that looks like an elephant. Also, a local legend says that once upon a time, there was a Devi temple, and an elephant on heat destroyed the temple. Then the deity of the temple cursed the elephant, and it turned into rock. Thus, goes the legend. Aanappara is located on the border of Idukki and Ernakulam Districts. Take the route Muvattupuzha, Vazhakulam, Kalloorkkadu to reach here, if you are from Ernakulam side.
The most pleasant view from here is the sunrise and sunset is a tempting one. If you want it, then you have to tent here. Also, you can reach the top without hard trekking. So, it is accessible to the old and younger ones. The beauty of this hill station can’t be described in words, and you must experience it. Besides, it will take you to an ethereal beauty and would let you realize that life is beautiful. Video of my solo tenting and full moon night at Aanappara is given below.
Be Careful when you are at Elephant Rock(Aanappara)
Those who intend to visit the spot should remember that unlike Agasthyarkoodam Trekking spot, this is a lonely spot, and there are no warning signals about the dangerous places of this rock formation. Therefore, you must always be careful. When you are here, don’t use drugs or drinks. Please note that to reach here, you have to traverse through the land of local people and make sure that you didn’t disturb them in any manner. Although this spot belongs to local self-government, there is no entry pass or security arrangement. So guard yourself.
If you intend to stay for long, bring with you water food and tenting equipment, etc. Nothing is available locally. Furthermore, please don’t litter the place with waste, take it back with you, and dispose of it at a designated place. At present, the spot is clean and refreshing. So let us keep it like that for generations to come.
We can enjoy the most beautiful sunrise in Anapara Hill view
Best Season – August – December
Getting there – By Air CIAL: ( Cochin Airport ) 58 Km
By Rail : Aluva Railway station 57 Km
By Road : Buses from Kottayam ( 62 Km ) , Cochin ( 70 km )
By Pvt vehicle : From Cochin or Kottayam pass through Thodupuzha get
down at Ezhallor.
Nearest stay – Lot of hotels in Thodupuzha
If any assistance required: Contact – 7736483919