Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park
At a distance of 33 km from Coimbatore Junction, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve or Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is a nature park located at Anaikatti near Coimbatore. It is one of the important places to visit near Coimbatore.
Established in 1936 by the Coimbatore Zoological Park and Conservation Centre, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve or Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is an initiative of the government to protect, conserve and propagate endemic and rare, threatened, and endangered species of flora. The park boasts of over 430 species of 25,000 plants in addition to several species of mammals, reptiles, birds, etc. All the trees have boards that give you the Tamil and the Latin name. The presence of vibrant-looking butterflies all around the park further contributes to its impeccable beauty.
Apart from the conservation and propagation of flora, the park also works to spread awareness about the need to safeguard the environment and encourages visits from school and college students. There are two hiking trails that offer a bird's-eye view of the available biodiversity. Along these trails are signboards of the various kinds of fauna seen in this area. A Miyawaki enclosure tells visitors what the urban afforestation method is all about. A nursery allows visitors to buy saplings and plants at a nominal cost. The park has a 250-seater covered amphitheater in which they show films, a café that offers tea and snacks.
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Tuesdays
Entry: Rs. 100 for Adults, Rs. 50 for Children, Rs. 75 for Hiking, Rs. 75 for Camera, & Rs. 40 for Car Parking