Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is protected forests which are part of ‘Anamalai’, spread across Pollachi,Udumalpet, Valparai Taluks of Tirupur and Coimbatore Districts of Tamilnadu state in India. It is named after the former prime minister of India, Late Indira Gandhi, who visited the park in 1961.

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park area was declared as part of Anamalai Wild life Sanctuary in 1974. UNESCO is considering this Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
Nilgiri Langur

Nilgiri Langur, a rare and endangered species of monkey that is endemic to the Western Ghats is found here. It is a leaf-eating monkey and is extremely shy, with a tail almost three feet in length.

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park has Tigers, Elephants, etc. There are many threatened and endangered species of animals in the park area.

How Do I Go to Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary?

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary which is part of Anamalai Wild life Sanctuary & Tiger Reserve, is accessible from nearby cities of Pollachi, Udumalpet, Valparai, etc. Tourists can go for trekking inside the park to explore the wildlife. Van Safari is also there inside the park.

Tags: Anamalai Wild life Sanctuary, endangered species, Indian tourism, Indian wildlife sanctuaries, safari, Tamilnadu tourism, trekking

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