Welcome To Anaimalai
Anaimalai is a panchayat town in Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Anaimalai is named after the Anaimudi hills around it. Place is famous pilgrimage spot for people going to Sabarimala, Kerala due to the presence of powerful woman goddess MASANI AMMAN TEMPLE.
Anaimalai is well known for its salubrious climate. The "Aliar" and "Uppar" rivers run through it and is also close to Parambikulam dam, Aliar dam and Valparai.
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary encloses the area. Anaimalai is famous for Masani Amman Temple. Many people across Tamil Nadu will come and worship this woman goddess and have more belief about her.
There are several rivers in the area including : the Aliayar river, Apambar River, Chinnar River, Kaddambarrai River, the Neerar river, Mannambhally, Pambar River and Parambikulam River. There are several large dams are in the area including: Aliayar Dam, Amaravathi Dam, Kaddambarrai dam, Neerar Dam, Sholayar Dam (one of the biggest of its kind in Asia), Mannambhally Dam, and the largest capacity dam in India, the Parambikulam Dam
Anaimalai are known for their abundant wildlife. Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Anaimalai Tiger Reserve and the adjacent The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in these hills are well known for elephants. Numerous wildlife species can be seen including elephants, gaur, water buffaloes, tigers, panthers, sloth bears, pangolins, black-headed orioles, crocodiles, green pigeons, civet cats, dhole, sambar and 31 groups of endangered lion-tailed macaques. Birds seen include pied hornbill, red whiskered bulbul and drongo.