11 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Tamil Nadu

Home to historic buildings, multi pilgrimage sites, hill stations, cultural arts, and three world heritage sites.

Amirthi Zoological ParkKannamangalam, Kathalampattu R.F, Amirthi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632102, India

Opened in 1967 and is about 25 hectares of area. Half of this jungle is cleared to serve as a tourist spot while the other half is served as a wildlife sanctuary.

Amaravathi Crocodile FarmTiruppur, Tamil Nadu 642102, India

The Amaravathi Crocodile Farm is considered as the biggest crocodile reproducing focus in southern India. The mugger crocodiles, famous as the Persian crocodiles and bog crocodiles, are the ordinarily discovered species.

Anamalai Tiger ReservePollachi, Tamil Nadu 642101, India

Earlier known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife sanctuary is a protected area in the Annamalai hills of Pollachi and Walparai.  It would be a wonderful experience to visit this place and enjoy the serene nature and climate, and to know about the animals and their habitat.

Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife SanctuaryPillaiyarnatham, Tamil Nadu 626125, India

This was established in 1988  to protect the vulnerable giant grizzled squirrel. It is bordered by the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Guindy National ParkRangeguindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India

Guindy national park is a protected area of Tamilnadu and the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.

The Mudumalai Sanctuary is an important wildlife habitat due to its strategic position as a Wildlife corridor between several other protected areas making an essential part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Mundanthurai Tiger ReserveAmbasamudram - Papanasam - Upper Dam Rd, Papanasam R.F., Tamil Nadu 627551, India

Covering nearby 900 sq kms. This is a treasure trove for the wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)Kodiyakadu, Tamil Nadu 614807, India

This sanctuary is created in the year of 1967 for the conservation of the near threatened Blackbuck antelope.

Sathyamangalam Tiger ReserveTalamalai R.F., Tamil Nadu 638401, India

This is a protected area and a tiger reserve along the western ghats.  First declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008 and enlarged in 2011.

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for HerpetologyPost Bag No 4, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

This is to promote the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and theirhabitats through education scientifc research and captive breeding.

Vallanadu Black Buck SanctuaryVallanadu R.F., Tamil Nadu 628851, India

This is a wildlife protected area created for the protection of the Blackbuck antelope located on an isolated hillock in Vallanadu village.