Sigur Plateau trail

The Sigur Plateau is at the centre of the Nilgiri Hills and Eastern Ghats and is a crucial area of wildlife habitats as it links the two regions. Around 700m above sea level, the dry-deciduous forest that covers the plateau provided a different variety of flora and fauna to be appreciated.

On the 19th of November, after gathering at the Keystone Resource Centre at Vazhaithottam, the group of 15 persons proceeded to Anaikatti from where the trail into the forest began.

The Sigur Plateau offered breathtaking views of the unique floral diversity as well as the Moyar Falls. The place was excellent for trekking and with resource person, Senthil Prasad, we were able to enjoy the beautiful adjoining forest areas, hilly terrain and the enchanting wildlife. In spite of the oppressive heat, we were rewarded with sightings of numerous elephants, spotted deer, common langur, peacock and sambar. Bird lovers also found the place interesting due to the amount of birds we were able to spot, especially the critically endangered Indian white backed vulture.

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