Indira Gandhi National Park
LocationAnamalais in Coimbatore district
AreaWildlife Sanctuary – 84149 ha.
National Park – 11710 ha.
Total – 95860 ha.
Forest type Varies from dry deciduous to semi-evergreen, evergreen and montane 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, sambar, four, horned antelope, chital, etc. and a host of birds, notably the trogar, pied horn bill and several eagles.
Annual rainfall 500 mm to 5000 mm, least rainfall on the eastern slopes and most rainfall on western slopes.
Nearest airport Coimbatore – 75 kms.
Nearest Railway stationPollachi 35 kms away.
Best season Throughout the year (Except June to August)
Accommodation Forest Rest House at Topslip Varagaliar, Amaravathi, Sethumadai. Catering arrangements available. Public Works Department Rest houses at Udumalpet and Amaravathi, Electricity Board Rest House at Attakatti.

Other facilities

Motor Vehicles and riding elephants available hire.

For greater details This Wildlife Warden, 178, Meenakarai Salai, Pollachi - 642001.