Elephant Lake, Munnar

Elephant Lake

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23 Ratings & 22 Reviews

About Elephant Lake

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Elephant Lake or Elephant Arrival Lake or Anayirangal is a place frequented by tourists visiting Munnar. Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is an idyllic picnic location which has a dam and a reservoir.

Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is located nearby Tata Tea Plantations in Munnar, at a distance of about 22 km from Munnar.

The Elephant Lake is a picturesque location surrounded by tea plantations, evergreen forests, rolling grasslands and hillocks. Tourists interested in photography can capture the panoramic view of the calm waters of the reservoir with the backdrop of dense Tata tea estates and clouds.

The Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is named so since herds of wild elephants arrive here from the dense forests of Munnar to drink water. It is very common to spot a herd of elephants by the waters of Elephant Lake. Tourists maintain a safe distance from the elephants as it is very dangerous to disturb them.

What travellers are saying about Elephant Lake

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  • Good 4
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

22 traveller reviews for Elephant Lake

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Ashutosh  Singh

  • Tourist
  • Ashutosh Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 122 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  8318 readers

"Dancing nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2016
This picture was captured at Elephant lake in Munnar. There are couple of beautiful lakes in Munnar. This is one of those. Almost without sound, I enjoyed the music of nature here, in the presence of big fog of gray. What do you see beyond that shore? It's a buch of immortal experiences of nature. It's all yours. Go grab it. I don't think I can describe it better than the above lines from a movie.
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Ashish Jha

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  • Ashish Jha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  884 readers

"Nice boat riding with beautiful lake and perfect nature feeling"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Is this lake worth a visit?
Ofcourse, feel nice to see Free Elephant Family all around. Can enjoy the view. Can feel the nature.

Activities at the lake?
Boat Riding. If you are going with team you can do picnic all around. There is lots of free and good space there.

Time & Must Carry Items- You must should start early in the morning because after 2 rain will start, so you can't stay and enjoy and also driving will be difficult.

There will be very less food there, I found only Maggie and biscuits over there, so. Please carry food, specially if you are travelling with children.
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  • Dileep
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3514 readers

"Cool place for photography"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
Nice place to take snaps, you may need some better lens. Careful about the sliding land importantly during rainy season. You will find some tea shops for refreshments and some snack to eat.
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Bhavin Vadhel

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  • Bhavin Vadhel
  • Lives in Jamnagar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1756 readers

"Luck, can spot Elephants"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2015
If you are lucky enough then you will see wild elephants on the bank of the river. May be you need to reach to the spot by boat. We personally didn't go near by but have seen elephants through binoculars.
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Sk sekhri .

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  • Sk sekhri .
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1198 readers

"Beautiful lake for peace loving people"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2015
Very beautiful lake all over trees, hills, calm and peace loving people must visit and enjoy. Elephant herds were seen playing with their young once and newly born.
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Abhilash Abhi

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  • Abhilash Abhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2049 readers

"Traveling with Elephant"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2014
They charge 350 per head to travel on elephant and the rider will take the photos at three or four stops and it will be around 500 meters take around 20 to 30 min and riding on elephant is amazing.
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Ritesh deshmukh

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  • Ritesh deshmukh
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  43 helpful votes
  •  11794 readers

"Good Elephant ride"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2014
Good to visit as you can come across a huge huge elephants. Only thing is you need to invest more time and also pay more. The ticket price is too high. Not worth with such high ticket.
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Karthick K

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  • Karthick K
  • Lives in Rasipuram
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2424 readers

"Enjoy the ride, buy a snap"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2014
I enjoyed lot when I went elephant ride with my wife. Also took nice snap which I can't forget in my life. Go for elephant ride don't miss. Management will not allow you to carry Camera. They will take snap and you need pay for snapshots. Because when travelling through elephant Management people only can capture the pictures.
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Joseph T

  • Connoisseur
  • Joseph T
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 11 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  13627 readers

"Must visit in the day time"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2014
Worth to see place the greenery around. Go during day time and you will enjoy. Had a bad experience going late in the evening so couldn't enjoy much.
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  • Bhupesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  3295 readers

"Joyful Elephant ride"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2014
Well this time the number of elephants was more might be because of seasonal rush. But crowded always. Long waiting time to get your turn of ride. Well managed with adequate staff. Parking is available inside.
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