This sanctuary is situated at a distance of 40 km from Pollachi and 100 km from Coimbatore, at an altitude of 1,400 mts. in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. The area of the sanctuary is 958 sq. km. It has various kinds of wild fauna like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, pangolin, black-headed oriole, green pigeon and civet cat. The Amaravathy Reservoir in the Anamalai has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places of scenic beauty such as Karain shola, Anaikunthi shoal, Grass hills, waterfalls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and reservoirs. Arrangements are available at top slip to take tourist around the sanctuary on elephant back or by van.
Map Of Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamilnadu :