Tami Nadu - Tamilnadu Wild Life - Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park - Indira Gandhi National Sanctuaries

Indira Gandhi National Sanctuaries


Spread over 958 sq kms, this sanctuary can be reached from Top Slip in the Anamalai Hills in the Western Ghats. An ecological Paradise, this sanctuary is a National Park with an area covering 108 sq kms. About 800 species out of 2000 South Indian flora and faunaare distributed here.

This sanctuary nurtures arboreal animals like the Lion-tailed macaque, Bonnet macaque, Common langur, Nilgiris langur, Malabar giant squirrel and Grizzled giant squirrel. The ground animals that can be found here are the Tiger, Panther, Elephant, Gaur, Pangolin, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Wild boar, Sloth Bear, Porcupine, Nilgiris Tahr, and Civet Cat. The Avifauna includes the Racquet Tailed Drongo, Black Headed Oriole, Paradise Fly-catcher, Whistling Thrush, Emerald Dove, Green Pigeon, Tickell's Flower Pecker, Rufus Wood Pecker, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Black Eagle, Great Indian, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and the Fairy Bluebird.

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 antelo