Top Slip lies in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Top Slip is a village which lies at a corner of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sancturay and National Park (IGWLS & NP) , which was formerly called as Anaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Top Slip lies very near to the Kerala Tamil Nadu border. The road through Top Slip goes to Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala which is contiguous with IGWLS & NP. The IGWLS & NP is home to various animals including Tigers, Elephants, Gaur, Lion Tailed Macauque, Nilgiri Thar, Horn Bill etc. The Tourism Department of Tamil Nadu (TTDC) arranges for wildlife safaries in jeeps and elephant rides inside IGWLS & NP at Top Slip. The Tourism Department have also identified severel trekking routes starting at Top Slip and conducts guided trekking through these routes.
Best time to visit Top Slip is during November to April.
The tourist department provides food and accomodation facilities at Top Slip. Contact:The Wildlife Warden, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park, 176, Meenkarai Road,Pollachi, Coimbatore 642001, Tamil Nadu.Ph 04259225356 One needs to contact minimum ten days before for accomodation reservations. One can also opt to stay at Pollachi (35km away) or Coimbatore (90km away).
Route 1: Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Thiruppur - Palladam - Pollachi - Sethumadai(Check Post) - Top Slip.
SETC runs direct services Bangalore to Pollachi. From Pollachi TNSTC buses are available to Top Slip. Another option is to reach Coimbatore in direct SETC or KSRTC or Indian Railways services from Bangalore. From Coimbatore TNSTC buses are available to Pollachi. From Pollachi TNSTC buses are available to Top Slip. Private cabs are available at Pollachi. The Tourist Department donot allow vehicles to venture in the forest road between 6:00pm to 6:30am.