Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 90 km from Coimbatore City. The sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 m above sea level, in the Western Ghats. The park spans an area of 958 sq km, and is covered with teak forests. The park is also known as Indira Gandhi National Park and also has an integrated tiger reserve.
The park is a natural habitat of wild animals such as panthers, elephants, deer, gaur, civets, tigers, sloth bears, wild bears, wild dogs, porcupines, flying squirrels, jackals and pangolins. The park is home to birds like the red tree pie, whiskered bulbul, spotted dove, rocket-tailed drongo, black headed oriole and pigeon. This wildlife park also has a natural reservoir, called the Amaravati Reservoir, which is inhabited by crocodiles. The main attractions of this park are Anaikunthi Shola, Karian Shola, dams, hills and waterfalls.