Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located at the junction of the Eastern and the Western Ghats in the Erode District of Tamil Nadu. The sanctuary was officially declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 2008 which occupies an area of 1411.6 kilometre square, making it the largest wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. It has a high population of tigers with as many as 54 tigers, following which, it was declared as fourth Tiger Reserve of the state in 2013. The tigers here coexist with humans.
About 700 species of flora are found in the sanctuary, out of 700, more than 60 species are considered endemic. Tropical Evergreen, Mixed Deciduous, Semi Evergreen, Dry Deciduous and Thorn Forests are the 5 different forest types found here.
Mammals: Tiger, Hyena, Slender Loris, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Civet, Jackal, Otter, Mongoose, Blackbuck, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Four Horned Antelope, Mouse Deer, Indian Pangolin, Leopard, etc.
Birds: White Backed Vulture, Threatened Gyps, Woodpecker, Brown Fish Owl etc.
Reptiles: Cobra, Crocodiles, Monitor Lizard, etc.
The sanctuary experiences a moderate climate. During monsoon (June to September), it is subjected to strong winds. The ideal time to visit the place is from the months of October to January.
Nearest Train Station: The nearest railway stations to the sanctuary are located at Coimbatore (75 km), Erode (67 km) and Chamrajnagar (40 km).
Nearest Airport: There are three airports near the sanctuary and the closest of them lies at Coimbatore which is 80 km away. Other two airports are located at Mysore and Bangalore, located about 123 km and 225 km respectively.
Road Accessibility : It can be easily approached by Sathyamangalam-Dhimbhum Ghat road.