Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 mts in the Western
Ghats near Pollachi (about 90 Kms from Coimbatore). The area of
the sanctuary is 958 sq.kms.
It has various kinds of fauna like elephant,
gaur, tiger, panther, sloth-bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine,
flying squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed
drongo, red-whiskered bulbul, black headed oriole, tree pie, spotted
dove, green pigeon, etc. The Amaravathy reservoir in the Anamalai
has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places of
scenic beauty such as Karainshola, Anaikunthiashola, grass hills,
waterfalls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and reservoirs.