Shri Ayyappa Temple, located at Anachal (15 km from Munnar
), is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa
The temple complex is also home to the deities of Lord Ganesh
. The rituals conducted in the temple are same as that of the Sabarimala
Shri Dharma Sastha Temple.
The main offering of the temple is Neeranjanam, which is done in order to remove the 'Sani dosham'. Mandala Mahotsavam, celebrated here amidst much pomp and splendor, attracts a large number of people from far and near.
Kottayam Railway Station and Cochin International Airport are the nearest railway station and airport respectively.