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Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

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Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Western Ghats, Tamil NaduIndira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. More specifically, this wildlife sanctuary occupies a protected area in the Anaimalai Hills of Pollachi, Valparai and Udumalpet taluks of Coimbatore district and Tiruppur district. Anaimalai, also known as the Mountain of Elephants is located in the Western Ghats, south of the Palghat Gap. This wildlife sanctuary is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Late Indira Gandhi. She had visited the park on 7th of October, 1961. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the largest and well preserved sanctuary of Tamil Nadu. It is managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. This national park is under consideration by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to be made a part of the Western Ghats World Heritage Site.

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