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Anaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Anaimalai

·  Summer: (22°C-40°C) Hot weather
·  Winter: (22°C-33°C) Pleasant weather
·  Monsoon: June-September. Medium to heavy rainfall.

Best time to visit:  November-May

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 50
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 25
Video Camera:  INR 50
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 50
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 25
Video Camera:  INR 50
Anaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary (also called Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary) is located in the Western Ghat and well-known for its rich biodiversity. Key highlights of the sanctuary include endangered species like Bengal tiger, dhole, Indian elephant, lion-tailed macaque, Indian giant squirrel, sloth bear, brown mongoose, Indian pangolin and many more.

In addition, the wildlife area is home to golden jackal, Indian crested porcupine, civet, palm squirrel and many amazing species of birds, reptiles and butterflies. A number of rocky streams in the park form beautiful ponds of water. Tea estates, waterfalls, grasslands and wet evergreen forests prettify the area further. Jungle safari and trekking are the activities that offer wonderful experience to the visitors.

Road: The road from Coimbatore to Pollachi, the nearest destination to the sanctuary, is quite scenic. Taxis and private vehicles are recommended for the journey. Obtain visitors’ permit from the office of wildlife warden.

Railway: Pollachi Railway Station (about 67 km. away) is the nearest railhead to get to the sanctuary.

Airway: To reach the sanctuary by air, Coimbatore International Airport is the closest airhead which is about 122 km. away. Flights are available for the cities within India and also for the international locations like Singapore.