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Encyclopedia > Annamalai Hills

Anaimalai hills are a trekking destination in the Western Ghats located in the southern indian state of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore district, and is known for its abundant wildlife. This hill station borders the state of Kerala on the Southwest. On the south east, there is the Palghat Pass which divides the western Ghats & the Idukki Ranges. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountains (as they are known in Maharashtra and Kerala) run along the western edge of Indias Deccan Plateau, and separate the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Coimbatore (Tamil: கோயம்புத்தூர்), also known as Kovai, is one of the major industrial cities in South India. ... Kerala ((?); Malayalam: കേരളം, — ) is a state on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ...


The lower slopes of the hills now have many coffee and tea plantations as well as valuable teak forests.


The name "Anaimalai" derives from the tamil word 'Anai' meaning elephant and 'Malai' meaning hill, thus Elephant Hill. Tamil may refer to: Tamil language, one of the Dravidian languages primarily spoken in the South ASIA Tamil script, primarily used to write the Tamil language Tamil people The phrase Tamil country is used sometimes to refer to the regions with a significant population of Tamil-speaking people. ...


Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park , measuring 985 sq kms, (also called Anaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary) is a full-fledged visitor's centre at the top slip. It is located at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the western ghats near Pollachi. The highest peak is called Anaimudi (8850 ft). Numerous wildlife species can be seen including elephants, gaur, water buffaloes, tigers, panthers, sloth bears, pangolins, black headed orioles, macaques, crocodiles, green pigeons and civet cats. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (इन्दिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गान्धी) (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) was Prime Minister of India from January 19, 1966 to March 24, 1977, and again from January 14, 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984. ... Pollachi(in Tamil, பொள்ளாச்சி) is a town in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu in India. ...


A large number of dams are in the area including: Aliayar Dam, Kaddambarrai dam, Neerar dam, SholayarDam [one of the biggest of its kinds in Asia) Mannambhally Dam, and the mother of all Parrimbakollam Dam.


Best time to vist this place is during Nov To Mid May. Monsoon rains are heavy - the area receives 175 to 200 inches rainfall annually. The nearest airport is in Coimbatore and the nearest railway station is in the Pollachi, the nearest city. Monsoon in the Vindhya, a mountain chain in central India A monsoon is a (wind) pattern that reverses direction on a seasonal basis. ... Coimbatore (Tamil: கோயம்புத்தூர்), also known as Kovai, is one of the major industrial cities in South India. ... Pollachi(in Tamil, பொள்ளாச்சி) is a town in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu in India. ...


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Tamil History  - தமிழ் வரலாறு, ... (5934 words)
Traditionally, Thiruvenkatam - the abode of Sri Venkatewara and a range of hills of the Eastern Ghats - formed the northern boundary of the country and the Arabian sea line the western boundary.
The establishment of Annamalai University in Chidambaram and later the Tamil Isai Sangam in Madras were manifestations of a rising Tamil self consciousness.
The students at Annamalai University were to become influential political leaders of the Tamil people in the years to come.
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