Anaimudi


"Beauty Anaimudi Peak in Munnar or the Elephant Peak is the highest point in South India, also the highest point in India outside the Himalaya-Karakoram system, being several metres higher than the better-known Doddabetta near Ooty. With an elevation of over 2695 metres, it offers excellent venues for camping and trekking and is a delight for nature enthusiasts and the view of the nature from this point is said to be everlasting. Anaimudi is 13 km away from Munnar Town.

"Why The area around Anaimudi is now called as Eravikulam sanctuaty. The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu) is contiguous to this sanctuary. Anamudi and the Eravikulam National Park surrounding it is home to the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr, estimated at about 750 animals. The summit of the Anamudi is vegetated with patches of stunted Arundinaria densifolia and Gaultheria fragrantissima (wintergreen), Anaphalis sp., Impatiens and some species of Eniocaulon.

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