Set on the banks of the Noyyal River, the second largest city of Tamilnadu, Coimbatore has fascinated travellers with a perfect blend of history and culture. Tourists from this famed city also venture into the nearby holiday destination to explore their natural landmarks.
TopSlip is an exciting place located at 76 km from Coimbatore and often visited by wildlife enthusiasts to experience the wilderness of this amazing place. Hop over our one day TopSlip tour from Coimbatore for a thrilling and unforgettable trip.
TopSlip set amidst the Annamalai mountain range in the Western Ghats greets tourists who throng in to meet the varied species of animals and birds. The nature’s paradise with stunning scenery and a vast diversity of flora and fauna is a not to be missed place. Perched at a height of 2554 feet, it is a tiger reserve forest.
It is a fascinating place for bird watchers as it also accommodates variety of bird species. Renowned for the wildlife sanctuary and the national park it also offers elephant safaris. TopSlip is a tiger reserve forest and popular for unique teak and bamboo forests. It has been named so by British as teak used to be slipped from the hills to the plains.
It has vast expanses of tea plantations with the remarkable Annamalai Range at its backdrop. In order to encourage tourism the Forest Department has been managing and organising elephant safaris and jeep rides into the sanctuary. TopSlip paves the way to the Parambikulam Wildlife Reserve Forest.
Package Glimpse of one day TopSlip Tour from Coimbatore
TopSlip is a part of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve which was earlier known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. There is so much to admire on our one day TopSlip Tour from Coimbatore.
Spot wildlife as we weave your way through the thick forests that holds rich bird communities too and gain an insight into the marvellous flora of the sanctuary. The thick tropical evergreen forests and climate supports a wide variety of birds.
Head off for a remarkable tour with the visit to the TopSlip Wildlife Sanctuary where you get to encounter varied species of animals. Proceed further with elephant safari that makes for a mesmerizing trip.
A key highlight of the one day TopSlip tour by private cab is the visit to TopSlip Wildlife Sanctuary. It boasts a mix of expansive dense forests and deep valleys supporting a perfect habitat for a plethora of exotic plants and animals. Visitors would enjoy the treasured sights of elephant, leopard and deer. Feast your eyes seeing the winged beauties soaring high.
Visitors throng in to the hotspot to see leopards, gore and wild boars. Be captivated with the close views of barking deer and chital amidst the lush woods. Chital or Cheetah also known as spotted deer is a species of deer that is native in the Indian subcontinent. TopSlip houses an amazing collection of animals that includes Nilgiris Langur, Malabar giant squirrel, elephant, gaur, chital and sambar.
It is a part of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve set on the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Traverse through the vast charming tropical rainforest, shola forests and medium montane grasslands that are home to panthers, tiger, dholes (wild dogs), sloth bear and lion-tailed macaque.
Do watch for Nilgiris Tar or Nilgiris Ibex listed under the endangered species names by IUCN. Only found on cliffs or grass covered high mountains these are goat antelope with short fur, a bristly mane and stocky body. They are more popular as Varaiaadu in Tamil and Varayadu in Malayalam.
One of the rarest primates, Lion-tailed macaques or Wanderoo , a black old monkey with silver white mane surrounding the head and a tuft of fur at its tail end is also spotted in the dense forest. It gets its name due to its tail which is similar to that of a lion.
Nilgiri Langur is another endemic species found in TopSlip . With reddish brown crown and the glossy black face these are found only in thick woods. These are generally hunted for their flesh, pelt and other organs owing to its medicinal properties.
Filled with 250 species of birds the sanctuary is an ornithologist delight. Watching the rare great pied hornbill, the largest hornbill in India is a true spectacle. Bird watchers often visit the splendid bird refuge that accommodates Malabar Trogon, White-bellied Tree Pie, Yellow Footed Green Pigeon, Rufous Bellied Eagle, Orange Headed Ground Thrush, Sri Lankan Frogmouth and Oriental Bay Owl.
Other birds featured by the region include winter migrants Grey Wagtail, Osprey, Brown Shrike, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Kestrel, Indian Pitta, Verditer Flycatcher, Blue Capped Rock Thrush, Large-billed Warbler, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Red Spurfowl, Grey Junglefowl, Malabar Parakeet, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Rosy Starlings, White bellied Blue Flycatcher and Black throated Munia.
If lucky you might even spot Wayanad Laughingthrush, a species of Laughingthrush endemic to Western Ghats with dark brownish-grey upper parts, a black mask and a white throat.
The region with southwest and northeast monsoons has annual rainfall from 800 mm to 4500 mm. TopSlip has also been a favourite shooting spot for movie directors owing to its rich vegetation and pleasant climate. The Forest department even organises night rides for better encounters with the wild creatures. King Cobra also resides in the thick jungles of TopSlip.
- Must see \ Things to do: Get your flashlights ready for the best photographs
Board an invigorating Elephant Safari to enjoy the exhilarating sight of the varied flora and fauna of the sanctuary. The gentle giants take you on an amazing ride through the thick woods that is home to mammals, reptiles and birds.
Riding on the largest land animal will take your breath away. Have up-close encounter with world’s wildest creatures. Elephant safari proves to be an excellent choice of traversing through the thick woods as it can reach places difficult to reach by jeeps.
- Must see \ Things to do: Enjoy the elephant ride
Satiate your quest to explore the wilderness of TopSlip with our one day TopSlip tour from Coimbatore. Traversing through the wildlife sanctuary witnessing its abundant wildlife and lush forests is going to be an exciting experience.
TopSlip’s remarkable offerings would surely captivate wildlife connoisseurs. The thrilling and enriching voyage within the woods introduces you to the amazing collection of animals and birds. Elephant safari would be an unforgettable experience.