The one-year-old was discovered by a forest warden who saw something fall on the road in through CCTV. The warden found the baby and gave her first aid while informing the police.
The family realised that their child was missing after reaching home, following which a police complaint was lodged. The station where the complaint was recorded was just six kilometres away from the baby's location.
The incident occurred when the family was returning home after offering prayers at a temple in Tamil Nadu's Palani on Sunday.
The baby was reunited with her parents after police investigations.