The mountainous range also known as The Elephant mountain is home to the famous Anamalai wildlife sanctuary. Spread over 600 sq.miles of forest, it houses a wide variety of animals and some rare collections of birds are also spotted here. The place is also dotted with tea and coffee plantations and the spread of teak forests.
Visit the Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary and spot civet cats, tigers, panthers, wild boars, spotted deer and many more surprises. Black headed oriole, racket tailed drongo can be spotted here and bird lovers would not want to miss that sight. The sanctuary also offers jungle safari and trekking. Bordering the Anamalai wildlife sanctuary lies Parambikulam.
If you have a thing for elephants, do visit Vargaliar elephant camp where you can see around 21 elephants. A popular site here is Top slip located inside the sanctuary. The name originates from the practice of rolling down logs of teak from atop the hill. The place offers a panoramic view and also is ideal for bird watching. Trekking along the hills is an experience for the lifetime. In the meantime, discover nature at its best.