21 Forests in Tamil Nadu that you should visit - With photos & details

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21 Forests to explore in Tamil Nadu

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

Aagaya Gangai water fallsAagaya Gangai water falls, Ariyurnadu, Tamil Nadu 637411

This is located in the Kolli hills of the eastern ghats. This is a beautiful waterfalls surrounded by rocks and trees.

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.

Avalanche LakeAvalanche Lake, Tamil Nadu

Famous tourist spot in Ooty among nature enthusiasts and photographers. The lake is set amidst a captivating landscape that is filled with lovely flowers. The waterfalls that fall down the nearby mountains further add to the beauty of the place.

Butterfly ParkTiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 621213, India

This tropical butterfly conservatory is located at the upper anaicut reserve forests in Srirangam. We can see and experience the living, habitat and their breeding from here

Catherine Water FallsNilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643201, India

It is far away from the urban areas and is situated inside a dense forest . trekking area, beautiful falls. The falls are nestled amidst the lush greens of the Nilgiris and are a pristine location to witness the beauty of nature.

Doddabetta PeakDoddabetta Peak, Tamil Nadu 643002

Highest mountain in the Nilgiris and a reserve forest.

Fairy FallsFairy Falls Rd, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India

Situated in the beautiful South-Indian station of Kodaikanal, the enchanting Fairy Falls is the source of the Pambar River which joins into the Vaigai River later on.

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.

Guna CavesPillar Rocks Rd, Tamil Nadu 624101, India

Guna Cave is wonderful tourist spot in Kodaikanal on Moir Point road. The cave is formed between two large Pillar Rocks. It is one of the best tourist  places to visit in kodaikanal. This large, dark and ancient cave is also called as Devil's Kitchen.

Jalagamparai-WaterfallsNagalathu Extension R.F., Tamil Nadu 635853, India

Located at a 1000 meter above sea level. The cool hill station of Yelagiri is situated in the district of Vellore. Trekking area, natural beauty, offroad.

KanjamalaiKanjamalai, Tamil Nadu

This hill is situated about 1643 meters above sea level. This wonderful place is a place of worship and a refuge for believers.  It is full of hillock and greenery. Trekking place, viewpoint, etc.

Karadiyoor View PointNagloor Kolakoor Road, Karadiyoor, Elavadi, Tamil Nadu 636602, India

Karadiyur is a hamlet in the vicinity of Yercaud and its surrounding regions are adorned by gorgeous forests, lakes, valleys, and gardens. This is the best viewpoint in Salem.

Kodaikanal Pine ForestKodaikanal Ghat Rd, Senbahanoor, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India

A great place for some nature walking and photography. This is a popular tourist spot in Kodaikanal and has an option for horse riding. The pine trees were planted in 1906 in order to grow timber.

Kolli HillsKolli Hills, Tamil Nadu

This is a small mountain range located in the central Tamilnadu . The mountain rise to 1300m high and covers around 280 sq m. Trekking area, Pilgrimage centre etc. The mountain is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, but the area is also popular with Motor cycle enthusiasts because of the high altitude motor-able terrain with 70 hairpin bends.

Koraiyaru FallsA Mettur P.O., Koraiyaru, Sengattur R.F., Tamil Nadu 621103, India

Waterfalls located inside a dense forest, natural beauty, Trekking, etc. It is one of the waterfalls along the Eastern Ghats, and near Thondamanthurai, Perambalur district, India. It's the source of many small streams which join the Vellar River.

Kutladampatti FallsMadurai Kutralam, Water Falls Rd, Sirumalai R.F., Tamil Nadu 625501, India

This is a 27-meter long waterfall located inside a reserve forest of Kutladampatti, where one can spend an inexpensive time and rejuvenate the mind and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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.

Samanar HillsMadurai, Tamil Nadu 625019, India

A hill complex located in Madurai which is revered for its historical and cultural significance. this is the prime location where the Jain monks lived about 2000 years ago.

Siddhar TempleSelathampatty, Sithanur, kanjamalai, Tamil Nadu 636302, India

This is one of the 18 tamil siddha temple and is situated in the foot of Kanja malai. Several perennial wells, waterfalls and small reservoirs are present near to the temple.