Anamalai Tiger Reserve
Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) is located on the southern side of the South Western Ghat landscape. It is surrounded by Parambikulum Tiger Reserve on the East, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulum National Park on the South Western side. The reserve is also surrounded by Nenmara, Vazhachal, Malayattur and Marayur reserved forests of Kerala. The Kariyan shola, Grass hills and Manjampatti of Anamalai Tiger Reserve has been identified as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve was declared as a Tiger reserve in the year 2007. There are two Divisions and six ranges in this Reserve. The ranges found in this reserve include Amaravathi and Udumalpet falling in Thiruppur Division and Pollachi, Ulandy, Valparai and Manamboli in Pollachi Division.
Area of the Tiger Reserve
Core/critical tiger Habitat : 958.59 sq km
Buffer/Peripheral Area : 521.28 sq km
Total : 1479.87 sq km