Welcome to Anamalai Tiger Reserve (Indira Gandhi Widlife Sanctuary and National Park)
The reserve’s bare-bones Reception & Interpretation Centre, plus basic park accommodation, is at Topslip, 35km southwest of Pollachi (which is 40km south of Coimbatore). Questions are best referred to the Pollachi Reception Office, where you're more likely to reach an English speaker. Pollachi is also the nearest access point for Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in Kerala.
Tiny tea-plantation town Valparai, on the reserve's fringes 65km south from Pollachi and with one outstanding heritage hotel, makes a more comfortable Anamalai base. Though it's surrounded by cultivated land, not jungle, you’re just as likely to spot wildlife here.