Located at a distance of 56kms from Pollachi, Anaimalai (Elephant Hills) is a wonderful hill station in Tamilnadu along the border of Kerala. Situated at a height of 265 meters altitude above the sea level, it is in the Coimbatore district. The lush green hills and the varied flora and fauna attracts hundreds of tourists to Anaimalai each year.
Annamalai derives its name (‘Anai’ meaning elephant and ‘Malai’ meaning hills) from the large number of wild elephants living in the area. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary all which are a part of the Annamalai Hills are well known for elephants.
The hills is a part of the Western Ghat ranges and if one goes further down, ‘Anamudi’ (8842 feet.) the highest peak in India can seen.