Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

 

This Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 mts in the Western Ghats near Pollachi (about 35 Kms from Pollachi). The area of the sanctuary is 958 sq.kms

 

It has various kinds of fauna like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth-bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine, flying squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo, red-whiskered bulbul, black headed oriole, tree pie, spotted dove, green pigeon, etc.

 

The Amaravathy reservoir in the Anamalai has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places of scenic beauty such as Karainshola, Anaikunthiashola, grass hills, waterfalls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and reservoirs.

 

 

Chinnakallar
Chinnakallar is a geographically important place as it is the region that receives the second highest rainfall in India.There is a waterfall in Chinnakallar which sounds like a roaring lion.

 

 


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