Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Tamil Nadu 642101, India


The Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976, and renamed Anamalais (Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary) in 1987. In 1989 three areas totalling 108 sq. kms. were demarcated and its status upgraded to that of a National Park.The topography affects the rainfall pattern over the Park giving rise to diverse habitats ranging from dry scrub and savannah forests, moist decidous and wet evergreen forests, to high elevation grassland interspersed with sholas.Elephant, Gaur, Wild boar, Chital, Sambar, Muntjac and Giant Squirrel are quite commonly sighted. The Leopard is the more visible predator in this Park. The four species of primates found here are the Common and Nilgiri Langur,and the Bonnet and Lion-tailed macaque. 

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