The Anamalai Hills is also known as Elephant Hills locate at besides the Western Ghats . A range of mountains in Southern India , at Coimbatore district of Madras, lying between 10° 13' and 10° 31' N. lat., and between 76° 52' and 77° 23' E. long. forming a portion of the Western Ghats , after this range has been broken by the Palghat Pass , south of the Nilgiris.
They really consist of a forest-clad and grassy tableland, with summits rising about 8000 ft., the Anaimudi Mountain , which is the highest in Southern India , having an altitude of 8850 ft. Some of the places to be visited: Monkey Falls, Aliyar, the Crocodile Breeding Center at Amaravati, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Attakatti, Mirar, Kullipatti, Manompally, Chinnar, Varagaliar, Manjampatty, etc.
Their geological formation is metamorphic gneiss, veined with felspar and quartz . The lower slopes yield valuable teak and other timber; and some land has been taken up for Coffee planting. The only inhabitants are a few wild tribes who lives by hunting and collecting jungle produce .