Anamalai Hills is a range of mountains in southern India, near Pollachi
in Coimbatore District
. The place was so called due to the abundant elephants seen here in the past.
Also known as ‘The Elephant Mountain,’ Anamalai borders the state Kerala. It is home to the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary which consists of a forest area spread over roughly 600 square miles. The Anamudi Mountains, the highest in the south India with an altitude of 8850 feet, is situated here.
Arulmigu Maasani Amman Thirukoil is located at Anamalai. It is 65 kilometers away from Coimbatore on the Pollachi - Top Slip Road. Anamalai is accessible by rail and air from Coimbatore.