Anchuruli Tunnel, Idukki


  • Anchuruli is a tourist destination in Idukki district, famous for a 4-kilometer long circular tunnel, carrying water from Erattayar dam to Idukki reservoir. Evergreen forests with wild animals and the picturesque catchment area of Idukki dam make Anchuruli a preferred destination for daring hikers.


  • A 4-kilometer long tunnel carrying water to Idukki reservoir.
  • Surrounding areas of evergreen forest with wild animals.
  • Panoramic views of the catchment area of Idukki dam.
  • Anchuruli River and waterfall.
  • Tranquil and blissful surroundings.

Activities to Do

  • Tunnel site visit.
  • Adventure tunnel strolling during summer.
  • Trekking (Forest department permission mandatory).
  • River bath and fishing.
  • Nature gazing.
  • Nature and wildlife photography.


  • Anchuruli lies in Kottayam – Kattapana route in Idukki District and is 3 kilometers away from Kanchiyar village along the way.


  • By road. Bus and taxi service available.

Food and Accommodation

  • Local shops available on the way with food and refreshments.
  • Resorts, hotels and restaurants available at Kattappana (10 kilometers away from )

Permissions and Tickets

  • Forest department permission mandatory for trekking.


  • August to May is the best time period to visit Anchuruli. During summer season, tourists can go inside the tunnel with the assistance of expert guides.

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