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INFORMATION ABOUT RAJAPALAYAM

Rajapalayam is situated 85 km southwest of Madurai, Rajapalayam is an important town in Virudhunagar district. The ayyanar falls and the Srivilliputur town are the major tourist attractions.

RAJAPALAYAM TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Ayyanar Koil (Ayyanar Falls) :Ayyanar Falls is located on the slope of Western Ghats, It has lot of waterfalls and Srivilliputtur Sri Andals Temple is located here


  • Shenbagathope Grizelled Squirrel Sanctuary :The forests are found on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. Only 6.3% of the total geographical area is under forests. Many rare and endemic varieties of flora and fauna are found along the mountain slopes. A wildlife sanctuary, spread over 480 sq. kms. was established in 1989 at Shenbagathopu in Srivilliputtur taluk.. This sanctuary is contiguous with the Periyar tiger reserve on the south-western side and the Megamalai reserve forest on the north-western side. The altitude varies from 100m to 2010 m above sea level. The sanctuary is home to the endangered, arboreal grizzled giant squirrel Ratufa macrora. This greyish brown squirrel weighs 1 to 1.8 kg. and is the size of a small cat. It measures about 73.5 cms. from nose to tail with the tail being 36 40 cm. long. They construct drays at forked branches where the crowns of neighbouring trees meet. This enables the squirrel to move away from the site by jumping from tree to tree when threatened. The home range of an individual is between 0.197 hectares and 0.611 hectares.


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