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Not to be confused with Yanaimalai.
SH-17 passing south through the Annaimalai Hills, between Udumalapet and Munnar.
SH-17 passing south through the Annaimalai Hills, between Udumalapet and Munnar.
Anaimalai is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°35′N 76°56′E / 10.58°N 76.93°E / 10.58; 76.93Coordinates: 10°35′N 76°56′E / 10.58°N 76.93°E / 10.58; 76.93
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Coimbatore
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,556
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN 41

Anaimalai is a panchayat town in Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Anaimalai is named after the Anaimudi hills around it. Place is famous pilgrimage spot for people going to Sabarimala, Kerala due to the presence of powerful woman goddess MASANI AMMAN.


Anamalai hills near Amaravathi Reservoir

Anaimalai is located at 10°35′N 76°56′E / 10.58°N 76.93°E / 10.58; 76.93.[1] It has an average elevation of 258 metres (846 feet). =


As of 2001 India census,[2] Anaimalai had a population of 16,556. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Anaimalai has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

Anaimalai is well known for its salubrious climate. The "Aliar" and "Uppar" rivers run through it and is also close to Parambikulam dam, Aliar dam and Valparai. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary encloses the area. Sri Maasaaniamman temple is a famous place of worship. Educational Institutions: There are Govt Hr Sec School, VRT Girls Hr Sec school and Oxford Matriculation Hr Sec School There is Amman ITI in Anaimalai Anaimalai is famous for Masani Amman Temple.[3] Many people across Tamil Nadu will come and worship this woman goddess and have more belief about her.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Anaimalai
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ Masani Amman