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A Topslip adventure

The spirit of discovery took us to Topslip, Pollachi, in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu.

Topslip is the entry point to the Indira Gandhi National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly known as the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, and the adjoining Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala.

It gets its quaint name from the days when logs, sourced from teak trees, were slid down these hills in the 1800s.

Airfare for Rs 100 and less!

Topslip is just a two hour drive from Pollachi. Please do not imagine any busy town like Ooty or Kodaikanal. It is just a sleepy village in the forest with a forest office, a canteen to cater to the needs of visitors.

We were thrilled with the awesome misty clouds that seemed to welcome us on our arrival at Topslip.

Text and Photographs: Poongundran Krishnamurthi
Also read: The old world charm of Belgaum

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