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Indira Gandhi Sanctuary

Indira Gandhi Sanctuary situated amidst dense forest landscape in the Anamalai range of Western Ghats, in Tamil Nadu, is a preferred destination of nature lovers. Pollachi is the main town situated nearest to the Indira GandhiSanctuary. The animal reserve is both a sanctuary (958 sq km) and national park (108 sq km).

Flora and Fauna in Indira Gandhi Sanctuary
This beautiful wildlife sanctuary is located in the Anamalai ranges of Western Ghats, which are covered with heavy evergreen forests. Anamalai hill forest is known for its dense growth of trees, and evergreen shoals. This geographically rich region is home to a variety of wild beasts like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, Nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, sambar, four, horned antelope, chital, Pangolin, Sambar, and many other animals including several endemic species.

Avian Population in Indira Gandhi Sanctuary
For bird watchers Indira Gandhi Sanctuary is the perfect location. A large number of birds have their habitation here, which includes Green Pigeon, Tickell's Flower Pecker, Rufus Wood Pecker, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Black Eagle, Racquet Tailed Drongo, Black Headed Oriole, Paradise Fly-catcher, Whistling Thrush, Great Indian, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Fairy Bluebird, and Emerald Dove.

When to Visit Indira Gandhi Sanctuary
The weather in the region is pleasant throughout the year. The best time to visit the park is from January to February, but avoid during June to August.

How to Reach Indira Gandhi Sanctuary
By Air: The nearest airport is in Coimbatore, situated at a distance of around 75 km.
By rail: Pollachi is the nearest railway station. It is at a distance of 35 km from the wildlife sanctuary.
By Road: Coimbatore is connected by road with all major places in South India.

General Information
Private vehicles can drive around in the park. However visitors are requested to take one of the forest department vehicles around the park for sightseeing. You can also walk around to explore the park but you must have a guide with you, which are made available by the park authorities.

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