As you travel down the sanctuary, you will see a significant variation in altitude and rainfall, which is reflected in the wide variety of vegetation – from thorny forests to deciduous forests, riparian types, sholas and grasslands. Plains, hillocks, rocks and cliffs intersperse the landscape providing a rich and varied habitat for the flora and fauna that roam its jungles and a visual treat for a Nature lover.
As you move from Karimuthi to Chinnar, you will see herds of elephants, spotted deer, sambhar, Hanuman Monkey, gaur and if you are lucky, may be even a tiger. Look out for the famous ‘white bison of Manjampatti.
The undulating relief features with rock-strewn patches add to the picturesque grandeur of the Sanctuary and offers ideal condition for trekking and mountain climbing. Trek or drive through the sanctuary by day and unlock its secrets. Feel the rush of excitement as spot a beautiful Peacock languidly crossing the pathway or wonder at the antics of the Hanuman Monkey as its swings between trees.