At a distance of 12 km from Bandipur Nationwide Park, 37 km from Ooty, and 92 km from Mysore, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or Mudumalai Nationwide Park is positioned on the foothills of the Nilgiri hills within the state of Tamil Nadu. It is without doubt one of the most interesting and most tasty place to incorporate in Ooty tour packages and likewise one of many high places to visit in Ooty.
Mudumalai is the primary sanctuary in South India arrange in 1940 and was declared as a Nationwide Park in 1990. In April 2007, the Tamil Nadu state authorities declared Mudumalai to be a tiger reserve. The sanctuary is located on Karnataka-Kerala border adjoining to Bandipur National Park of Karnataka and Wayanad (Muthanga) Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala. At an altitude of 1140 m, the sanctuary is unfold over 103.24 Sq. km on Ooty – Mysore street and is without doubt one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Tamilnadu. Mudumalai is part of Niligiri Biosphere Reserve which incorporates the Bandipur Nationwide Park, Rajiv Gandhi Nationwide Park (Nagarhole) in Karnataka, and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala.
By sharing its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala, the sanctuary is split into 5 ranges – Masinagudi, Theppakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. There’s a excessive range of animal life within the park with about 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians, 34 species of reptiles, 200 species of birds and 50 species of mammals. The park is good dwelling to a number of endangered and susceptible species together with Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Leopard, Deer, Wild canine and so on. There are about 200 species of birds within the park, together with White rumped vulture, lengthy billed vulture, Purple crest, Mynas, Parakeets, and Owls and so on.
Theppakadu is the entry level to the Sanctuary which has an Info Centre. The forest division organizes Elephant Safari into the park and likewise Elephant Interplay Camp. Trekking is NOT permitted in Mudumalai. Additionally, NO jeep safaris can be found right here and personal automobiles are solely allowed on the outer peripheral roads within the park. Forest Division runs mini-bus safaris into the Park ranging from Theppakadu. The safari bus stops at Moyar Watchtower which affords spectacular views of Moyar Gorge & Waterfalls. Morning is the perfect time for safari to identify the wildlife. The safari takes guests to jungle dwelling campus, which is located 10 km into the deep jungle.
Forest Division has lodging in Forest Relaxation Homes at Theppakadu, Kargudi, Abayaranyam and Masinagudi. The forest division has cottages in varied places throughout the forests accessible on a first-come, first-served foundation, and there are numerous non-public resorts and visitor homes that guests can keep in.
The most effective time to go to the Mudumalai Nationwide Park is from December to June.
Automobile Safari (90 Minutes): 7 AM – 9 AM & three PM – 5 PM
Entry Charges: Bus Safari (90 Minutes) – Rs. 340 per particular person for Indians & Rs. 2500 per particular person for Foreigners, Jeep Safari (90 Minutes): Rs. 4200 per journey. Further Digital camera/Video charges relevant.