An ecological paradise, covering an area of 108 sq.kms this hill forest boasts of thick growth of trees, folds of terrain with evergreen shoals. About 800 species out of 2000 south Indian flora are distributed here.
Wild Life in Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary:
This sanctuary is home to animals like lion-tailed macaque, bonnet macaque, common langur, Nilgris langur, Malabar giant squirrel and grizzled giant squirrel. Other animals are tiger,panther,elephant,gaur,pangolin,sambar,spotted dear, barking deer, mouse deer, wild boar,dhole,sloth bear,porcupine,Nilgiri tahr,civet car and toddy cat. It also includes avi-fauna like the racket-tailed drongo, black headed oriole, paradise catcher, whistling thrush, emerald dove, green pigeon, Tickellís flower peckar, rutus woodpecker, rose-winged parakeet, black eagle, great Indian Malabar pied hornbill, fairy bluebird and green-billed malkhoha etc.
By Rail:The nearest railhead and nearest town is at Pollachi (36kms).
By Road:The nearest airport is Coimbatore (75 kms).
Best time to visit Anamalai :
Throughout the year except February to April.
Where to stay:
Forest guest house at Topslip, Varagalayar, Amaravathi, Sethumadai PWD guest house, Amaravathi guest house