Anamalai wildlife sanctuary is located about 90 km from Coimbatore at an altitude of 1,400 m in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. Spread across an area of 958 sq km, it is an ecological paradise that also encompasses a National Park. It has recently been renamed Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has various kinds of fauna like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine, flying squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo, red whiskered bulbul, tree pie, black headed oriole, spotted dove, pigeon, etc. The Amaravati Reservoir here has a large number of crocodiles.