The Anjarakandi River flows mainly through various places in the Kannur District of Kerala and it is one of the two major rivers that flow through this place. The Anjarakandi River in Kannur starts from the bottom of Kutimalai in the protected forest division areas of Kannur district.
The Anjarakandi river flows for 48 km in the west direction. While starting at Kutimalai, there is a small spring that flows through Perumbupattu that flows four kilometers into the forest. After that, the Anjarakandi river collapses at 60 meters and again flows through the forest for 14 km, before going to the locality near Doda village.
The river got its name as it mainly flows through the Anjarakandy village in Kannur district, a village that is famous for its cinnamon estate. There is a cinnamon Valley that is spread over nearly 200 acres, on the banks of the Anjarakandy River. The cinnamon valley on the banks of the Anjarakandi river is considered to be the largest cinnamon plantation in Asia.
The Cinnamon Valley is well known for the white pepper that is grown over her and this pepper is having huge demand in Britain and other countries in the west. The Cinnamon Valley in Kannur is also a major tourism spot, which is visited by travelers from across the world.
The Cinnamon Valley is located in the Western Ghats and this place which is located on the banks of Ancharakandi river is one of the perfect place for nature lovers. People visit this tourist place to enjoy the amazing natural beauty and charm of this place.
As with any other rivers, the Ancharakandi river is also facing issues related to water pollution. In a recent study, it was found that there was chemical pollution in the water due to chloride, salinity, total hardness, sulfates, sodium, potassium etc. which was mainly due to saltwater intrusion. There are also other kinds of pollution that make this river water unfit for drinking.