Category:Anaimalai Hills

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The Anaimalai Hills or Anamalai Hills (former Anamalais, Tamil: ஆனைமலை; Malayalam: ആനമല മലനിരകള്‍) is a range of mountains in the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of South India. The name "Anaimalai" derives from the Tamil word Anai meaning elephant and Malai meaning hill, thus "Elephant Hill". The highest peak of the Anaimalai Hills is Anamudi (2,695 meters (8,842 ft)) located in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is the highest peak in India, south of the Himalayas. To the north, en:Palghat Gap divides the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, including the Anaimalai Hills, is under consideration for selection as a World Heritage Site. 10°22′0″N 77°07.5′0″E / 10.366667°N 77.125°E / 10.366667; 77.125