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Crocodile Park

Rom and Zai Whitaker established the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger .

Guindy National Park

The 2.70 km² CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in 1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai
Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park
This Marine park of Mannar spreads along 560 Km stretch between Rameswaram and Tuticorin. It is lying within the Bio Sphere of Mannar
Mukkurthi National Park
Short 45 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam, martenspread over an area 79 km on the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau.

Indira Gandhi National Sanctuaries

tigerINDIRA GANDHI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY and NATIONAL PARK : There is a 30 Km wide gap [big break in the Western Ghat mountain range] between the Nilgiri Hills to the north and the Anamalai Hills to the South that straddles the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border and serves as a major communication route between them. Highways and Rail Transport connect Palghat with Coimbatore and Pollachi. This huge gap is called as Palghat Gap

This was originally called as Anamalai Wild Life Sanctuary notified in the year 1974 and established in the year 1976. Later on renamed in honour of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s visit during 1961 . It is located at an altitude of 1400 meters at the Top Slip. The National Park is 108 sq.kms core area of the total 958 Sq. Kms sanctuary zone. Indira Gandhi Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Project Tiger Zone in the year 2008. Elephants, Gaur, Tiger, Panther, Sloth Bear, Pangolin, Black Headed Oriole, Green Pigeon and Civet cat can be seen in this Sanctuary. Karian and Anaikunthi Sholas, Grass Hills, Waterfalls, Groves, Teak forests, Estates, Dams and Reservoirs add beauty to Anamalai Hills and attracts visitors in large numbers. Elephant Safari and Van services are available at the Top Slip to take the tourists around the Sanctuary.


Other Information

Location The Anamalai Ranges in Coimbatore District  
Area     108 Sq. Kms
Forest Type     Varies from the dry deciduous to the semi-evergreen, evergreen and the wet temperate containing teak, rose wood and many miscellaneous tropical species.
Animals found   Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Panther, Sloth bear, Wild boar, Wild dog, Nilgiri langur, Lion-tailed macaque, Sambhar, Four Horned Antelope, Chital, etc. and a host of birds, notably the Pied horn bill and several species of eagles.
Annual rainfall   500 mm to 5000 mm, least rainfall is on the eastern slopes and most rainfall is on western slopes.
Nearest airport Coimbatore – 75 kms.
Nearest Railway station Pollachi 35 kms away.
Best season Throughout the year (Except June to August)
Accommodation There is a Forest Rest House at Topslip Varagaliar, Amaravathi, Sethumadai.  Catering arrangements are available.  The Public Works Department (PWD) Rest houses at Udumalpet and Amaravathi, Electricity Board (TNEB) Rest House at Attakatti.   
Other facilities   Motor Vehicles and elephants are available for hire.  
For more details The Wildlife Warden, 178, Meenakarai Salai, Pollachi - 642001.