Top Slip and Parambikulam are nearby wildlife viewing scenic areas near Coimbatore. Top Slip is in TamilNadu side. Parambikulam is in Kerala side. Elephant ride in Top Slip charges Rs. 400, Van ride of 18km round trip costs Rs. 700 (Elephant eating time – herd). Parambikulam van ride costs arounr Rs. 1750 (48km round trip). In both the trips, wild life viewing is a luck. The above mentioned rates are as on 7/7/2012. The best thing is to stay in Top Slip / one of the cottages in Parambikulam. This will give an option for good wild life viewing. Following are the important web sites and a blog which has more information.