Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Location NBR in Tamil Nadu Covers all the forests of the Nilgiris district and a part of Coimbatore and Erode districts.
Area 253800 Ha.
Animals found Elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, dhole pather, tiger, sloth bear, Python, barking deer, four-horned antelope, common langur, Otter, crocodiles (mugger) and a variety of birds and reptiles.
Nearest airport Coimbatore – 160 kms away.
Nearest Railway station Udhagamandalam, Mettupalayam
Best season Throughout the year (Except June to August)


This is the first such biosphere reserve formed in India. The biosphere reserve portion extends over the adjoining states of Kerala and Karnataka also.

For greater details Chief Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore-641310