TOP SLIP HILLS STATION TOURS
Top Slip is located at 800 feet (240 m) above sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. It is popularly known as Anamalai Hills. It is a small place in Indira Gandhi National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary that lies in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu at the southern part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Top Slip is about 37 km from Pollachi, the nearest town and 9km from Sethumadai Village where you can find shops and frequent buses to pollachi. It will take about one-hour journey on road from Pollachi to Top Slip or 15 minutes journey from Sethumadai village. Buses are available regularly between pollachi and topslip. Buses are available from 6 am to 4 pm.
INDIRA GANDHI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly called Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary), widely known as Top Slip is located at about 37 km from Pollachi town. There are arrangements of exploring the sanctuary on elephant back or by van. If you plan to walk in the park, you must have a Park Guide with you and you are allowed to walk in the park for a maximum of four hours for INR 70 per person. If you are visiting the park for the day, you can go directly to Top Slip.
KOLIKAMUTHI ELEPHANT CAMP
Kolikamuthi Elephant Camp is a popular place in the region which is known for training elephants. There are around 50 tribal families of Malisar that reside at this Kolikamuthi Elephant Camp. This tribe are the main elephant handler caste which is skilled in working with these giant Asian elephants. Forest jeeps are the only means of travelling within this region which can be rented from the forest department authorities.
You can start off with a few simple treks such as Pandaravara 8km and Kozhikamuthu-12 km. As for expert trekkers, Perunkundru at 32km will be more than a match.Various other trekking ranges such as Kolambumalai- 10 km, MT. Stuart-10 km, Ambuli watch-6 km, Kozhikammuthy-12 km ,Karian Shola-4 km.
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