Falling in the Indira Gandhi National Park, Topslip is part of the Annamalai mountain range and is commonly known as the Annamalai Hills. Although it stands at a height of just eight hundred feet above sea level, Topslip is a very popular place for trekkers and wildlife lovers. The area is right next to the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary which makes it a perfect place for animal and bird watching. Lush green tea estates, bamboo and teak forests, and other local trees create a perfect heaven for elephants, monkeys, bison and tigers.
Although one can drive all the way to the parking lot at Topslip, the place is best experienced by hiking from Pollachi. The trekking routes past the parking lot are an experience that should not be missed. Flanked by forests on both sides, these trekking paths bring you in close contact with nature. However, one has to be careful of the animals that inhabit the area and can sometimes share the same path that you are on. A walk on the wild side which will leave you yearning for more.
During the days of the British in India, teak logs cut in this area were slid down the hill to transport them away. The name Topslip originated from this practice.
|Entry Fee||Rs.50 per person|
|Timings||All days of the week 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|