Explore the road less travelled near TOPSLIP. This is one of the lesser known hill stations, near Coimbatore, one can enjoy in the lap of Nature. In fact, many animal / bird lovers religiously go to this place to get the best animal sightings.
Located at 800 feet above sea level, TOPSLIP lies in the Anamalai mountain ranges (At an altitude of 1,400m above sea level, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as an ecological paradise and recently re-named as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park ) It is home to some of the most endangered birds and animals.
The forest department offers a number of trekking trails like the ‘pugmark trail’, where visitors can track the pugmarks of the tiger. If you are lucky enough, you can sight dholes, leopards, elephants, gaurs, Nilgiri langurs, slender lorises, Indian giant squirrels and peacocks.
The place also has great hotels. Upma is, generally, a hated food when cooked at home. But the upmas which you get at some hotels here, are the most sought after. Even the Malabar parota and bread parota draw tourists to the hotels here.
The place is also known for tree-houses. You can stay in these houses, located along the banks of nearby lakes. The best part is the drive to these mountains that form a scenic backdrop. In fact, the depicting of many dance sequences in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films happens at locations here.