Anamalai - Tamilnadu
Flooded with Grasslands, forests, mountains, reservoirs and exotic plants and fauna, Anamalai hills is the best place for nature lovers, hikers, travellers and trekkers. In Tamil language, “Aanai” means elephant, “Malai” means Mountain so this place is also called as Elephant Mountain. Witness or take a walk beside the beautiful coffee and tea plantations. If you are an animal or a bird lover then visit the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary to see civets, tigers, panthers, wild boars, spotted deer and more. The reserve also offers jungle safaris and trekking.
Parambikulam is adjacent to the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Offering a Panoramic landscape, streams, great rivers, cascading waterfalls, rolling hills and valleys, Parambikulam remains rich in biodiversity. If you are an elephant lover, be sure to visit Vargaliar Elephant Camp where you can see 21 elephants to welcome you. Get a life time experience of trekking, in the meantime discover nature at its best.
How to Reach:
Nearest Junction is the Pollachi Junction that is 70.5 km away. Coimbatore International Airport about 118 km away. Drive from Coimbatore to Anaimalai Hill covers 60km.
Top places:Anaimalai tiger reserve, Chinna Kallar, and Monkeys falls, Parambikulam tiger reserve and Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary.
Activities:Trekking, Hiking, Plantation visits, Elephant rides.
Best time to visit:September - June.