SRIVILLIPUTHUR SANCTUARY (GIANT SQUIRREL)

Location Kamarajar district – 45 kms from Virudhunagar
Area 48520 ha.
Forest Type Mainly dry deciduous with patches of tropical evergreen forests, Semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests and grassland.
Animal Found Grizzled giant squirrel, flying squirrel, tree shrew, elephant, lion-tailed macaque, nilgiri tahr, mouse deer, barking deer, many species of birds.
Annul Rainfall 849.1 mm
Nearest airport
Madurai – 100 kms.
Nearest Railway station
Srivilliputhur – 15 kms.
Best season
Throughout the year
Accommodation Forest Rest House at Mudungiar, Pudupatti, Mudaliaroothu, P.W.D. Rest Houses at Srivilliputhur.
For greater details The Wildlife Warden, Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, 118, North Veedi, Srivilliputhur.