Annamalai Hills

otheruses4|a mountainous area located in Coimbatore District in the state of Tamil Nadu| Annamalai Hill, also known by the names Arunagiri, Arunachalam, Arunai, Sonagiri and Sonachalam, the holy hill at Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, where the Annamalaiyar Temple, is located.|"'Arunachala----The Annaimalai Hills are located in Coimbatore District in the state " Tamil Nadu, in South India, and constitute the meeting point of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. The upper tip of the Annaimalai Hills has the mountain Anaimudi (8850 feet) (2695 ms). These hills are on the edges of the border of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Kerala towards the South west. On the south, Palghat Gap divides the Western Ghats and the Idukki Ranges. The lower slopes of hills now have coffee and tea plantations as well as teak forests of great economic value.

The name “" Annaimalai "” comes from the tamil word " Anai " that means elephant and " Malai " that means hill, thus we have " Hill of the Elephant ". The 985 km² Indira Gandhi National Park in these hills is located at an altitude of 1,400 m in the Western Ghats near Pollachi.


Numerous species of fauna can be seen including Indian elephants, gaur, Water buffalo, tigre, panthers, Bears, pangolín, macacos, green Mugger crocodile] s, doves and wild cats.

Irrigation Projects

Many rivers and dams exists in the area including: the Aliayar river, the Kaddambarrai river, the Neerar river, the Sholayar Dam [one of the greatest of its classes in Asia). Mannambhally is the greatest of all the Parimbakollam rivers.


The best time to visit this area is between the months of November until mid May. The monsoons are heavy. The area receives annual precipitation of 175 to 200 inches. The closest airport is in Coimbatore and the nearest railroad station is in Pollachi.


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