Anaikatti is truly a hidden gem. Not many people, even in this day and age, have heard about it. When people think of Kerala – Munnar, Cochin, Wayanad, Thekkady and Trivandrum come to mind, but very few people even know Anaikatti exists! The truth is, Anaikatti is an incredible place where you can experience the lush beauty of Kerala at its finest! Here are some things to do in Anaikatti while you’re there!
Spot Elephants on a Night Safari
While you can go on trails and safaris and spot wild animals, nothing like taking a unique night safari to spot elephants. It is truly an exciting experience, driving through the wilderness in the dead of the night. Apart from elephants, there are also chances of sighting animals like bisons and leopards! Make sure you book yourself a jeep safari at night and do not miss out on this must-do experience.
Dine With A View Of The Siruvani
Stay at the Sterling – Anaikatti resort, one of the best properties in Anaikatti to really take in all the beauty of Anaikatti. Sterling – Anaikatti is located near River Siruvani. This river’s water is considered to be the sweetest in India. The sight of the coconut trees swaying in the wind and white lilies clustering around is breathtaking. Enjoy a meal with this spectacular view, and it will be one you will never forget.
Explore The Silent Valley National Park
Located at the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, it is part of the Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, a Western Ghats World Heritage Site, recognised by UNESCO. The park is home to some exotic flora and fauna which you can spot while exploring it. Look out for animals like the lion-tailed macaque, Niligiri langur, Malabar giant squirrel, Nilgiri tahr, Tiger, leopard, leopard cat, elephant and gaur
Marvel at the Adiyogi Shiva Statue
Drive to the Isha Yoga Center to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest bust sculpture, as certified by the Guinness World Records. The Adiyogi Shiva Statue is a 112 feet tall and 82 feet wide statue of the bust of Lord Shiva, weighing around 500 tonnes .
Trek at Velliangiri Hills
The Velliangiri hills are situated at the border of the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. These mountains are revered on par with spiritually most powerful place on the planet – Mount Kailash, the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. Of all the mountain shrines in Tamil Nadu, the Shiva temple of Velliangiri in the western boundary is considered to be the most famous. Trek 13km to a height of 6000 ft for breathtaking views of the valley below.
Become One With Nature At Attappadi Reserve Forest
Attappadi is an extensive mountain valley at the headwaters of the Bhavani River nestled below the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. The area is heavily populated with indigenous settlers including Irulas, Mudugas and Kurumbas. The elevation of Attappadi valley ranges from 750 meters (2,460 ft) to the Malleswaran peak which rises to 1,664 meters (5,459 ft) from the center of the valley. Explore the beautiful sights in this region and take in the riveting landscapes.