History of Anakkayam:
According to the legends once an elephant was drowned into the river of the Anakkayam hill station, and since a lake could drown an enormous elephant this place has gained the name Anakkayam. According to the sources it is said that this place belongs to the royal family of this region.
Anakkayam is famous for the splendid lakes and the shimmering rivers. It is the extension of the backwaters of Kerala, and therefore people gather here to have a joy ride in the backwaters and feel the pleasure of the journey and exclusiveness of the backwaters.
Moreover the iridescent backwater also supplies an ample advantage to the tourists to witness the snake boat ride on the aquamarine expanse. These boats are specially constructed to accommodate at least 100 oarsmen so that they can drive their boat with speed to overtake the other snake boats.
This is actually a competition that is held every year during a particular time. The festive mood enhances the spirit of the competition. The hills and the superb valley location make it an ever charming place for the tourists. So, pack up for the next winter and get ready for Anakkayam.