Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (Topslip)
Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly called Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary), widely known as Top Slip is located at about 37 km from Pollachi town.
It is Separated from the Nilgiri Hills by the Palghat Gap on the north, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala) to its west and to the Eravikulam National Park (Kerala) and Chinnar WLS to its south.
There are many places of natural and scenic beauty in the Anamalai wildlife sanctuary. Some of them are Grass hills, Karianshola, Anaikunthi Shola, groves, waterfalls, teak forests, reservoirs and dams.
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 (Entry INR 50). The Sethumadai checkpost is the entry point to Top Slip. But if you plan to stay at Top Slip, please book accomodation in advance by confirming and sending a DD to The Wildlife Warden Office, 178 Meenkarai Rd, Pollachi.
Phone: 04259 225356 (Open Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm).
Last minute accomodation is only available for government officials and other foreigners, in most cases.
There are two buses a day from Pollachi to Top Slip leaving Pollachi bus stand at 6 am and 3 pm. The bus returns to Pollachi at 8 am and 6 pm. Taxis can also be hired from Pollachi. Approximate taxi fare: INR 500.