Indira Gandhi Sanctuary

The Indira Gandhi National Park named after the late Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi is located in the Anamalai hills in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu. This is the most popular national park of Coimbatore district with evergreen and semi evergreen forests. It is the habitat of around 500 species of birds. It was notified in year 1974 and established in 1989. The animal reserve is both a sanctuary (958 sq km) and national park (108 sq km).
  • Places
  • General Information
  • How to Reach
  • Itinerary

Places to see


General Information

Best time to visit: September to March.

Flora: The variety feeds on fruits of a large variety of fruit trees including a number of species of Ficus.

Some important Fauna are as follows:

Mammals: Tigers, Panthers, Wild Boar, Sloth Boar etc. Elephants, Pangolin, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Spotted deer, Nilgiris Tahr, Civet Cat etc. are found in large numbers. Arboreal animals, like the rare Lion - tailed macaque, Bonnet macaque, Common langur, Nilgiris langur, Malabar giant squirrel and grizzled giant squirrel are also found in the park.

Birds: Cormorants, Quails, Hornbills, Orioles, Storks, Eagles and Owls. Some of them are Racket Tailed Drongo, Wynad laughing thrush, Black Headed Oriole, Paradise Flycatcher, Whistling Thrust, Emerald Dove, Green Pigeon, Tickell's Flower Pecker, Rufus Wood Pecker, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Black Eagle, Great Indian Malabar Pied Horn Bill, Fiary Blue Bird, Green Billed Malkhoha etc.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport from Coimbatore at a distance of about 75 km from the park.

By Rail: Nearest Railway station is Pollachi 35 km away. There are trains from here to Coimbatore and Dindigul.

By Road: Pollachi is a large town well connected to the main cities in Tamil Nadu.

Itinerary

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Places to Visit: Delhi - Coimbatore - Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary - Coimbatore - Delhi

Day 1 (Delhi)

Delhi - sightseeing of Delhi - back to the hotel

Day 2 (Delhi - Coimbatore - Indira Gandhi National Park)

Delhi - Coimbatore - Forest - See the Flora and Fauna of Indira Gandhi National Park - Back to the hotel

Day 3 (Annamalai Tour - Coimbatore)

After Breakfast See the Landscape of Annamalai - Back to Coimbatore - Stay in Hotel

Day 4 (Coimbatore - Delhi)

Today return back to Delhi.
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