Srivilliputhur Sanctuaries

Located in the Virudhunagar District, 45 kms off Virudhunagar Town, Srivilliputhurthis sanctuary has a composition of dry decidious forests, moist mixed decidious forests and grasslands. It is the home of the Grizzled Giant Squirrel. Other interesting species that can be found her is are the Flying squirrel, Tree Shrew, Elephant, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiris Tahr, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, and many species of birds. This sanctuary can be visited all through the year.

Location - 45 kms from Virudhunagar town
Forest type - Mainly dry deciduous with patches of tropical evergreen forests, Semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests and grassland.
Animals found - Grizzled giant squirrel, flying squirrel, tree shrew, elephant, lion-tailed macaque, nilgiris tahr, mouse deer, barking deer, many species of birds.
Annual rainfall - 849.1 mm
Nearest airport - Madurai 100 kms.
Nearest Railway station - Srivilliputhur 15 kms.
Season - Throughout the year
Accommodation - Forest Rest House at Mudungiar, Pudupatti, Mudaliaroothu, P.W.D. Rest Houses at Srivilliputhur.
For more details - The Wildlife Warden, Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, 118, North Veedi, Srivilliputhur.