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Travel to Madumalai

Mudumalai - The Destination

There are few things that can equal the excitement and novelty of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat. One of the first wildlife sanctuaries in the country, Mudumalai literally means ‘old hills’. Made up of a number of old forest shooting blocks Kargudi, Theppakkadu and Masinagudi, today they are a safe refuge for the largest land mammal on earth, the elephant. In addition to them, you will find gaurs, chital, sambar, tigers and scampering monkeys.

Mudumalai  wildlife  reserve is a  continuation  of the Bandipur National
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Park. The river Moyar that flows along the border or Tamil Nadu and Karnataka separates the two. You will have to be extremely careful of the terrain varies with hills, valleys, ravines, watercourses and swamps. The vegetation comprises of tropical moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and scrub forests. It also has a rich bird life that includes Malabar Trogan, Grey hornbill, crested hawk eagle and crested serpent eagle.
Mudumalai - Facts at a Glance

State : Tamil Nadu
Area : 321 sq. kms
Altitude : 350-1266 mts
Temperature : 24.30°C (Summer)
4.80°C (Winter)
Best Season :
June-September; October-December
Attractions in Mudumalai

The sanctuary houses a large variety of moist deciduous vegetation such as Bamboos, Grewia, Aredesia, Terminalia Tomontosa and Indian Labumusum. Elephants, tigers, the common langur, leopards, wild boar, four-horned antelope, python, barking deer, otter, crocodiles, spotted deer, wild dog, jackal, other smaller mammals and reptiles play around in the wildlife sanctuary. Birds like peacock, red spur owl, goggle eyed plover, the shama, green pigeons, bulbuls, mynahs, spotted babbler, eagles, hawks, king vultures and falcons are found in abundance here. Catch the right season and you may even spot some migratory birds!

Getting There & Away to Mudumalai

Flights to Mudumalai
The nearest airport is in Coimbatore, 160 km away. Regular flights operate from Chennai, Kozhikode, Bangalore and Mumbai.
Trains to Mudumalai
Nearest broad gauge railway head is Mettupalayam (46 kms). Major broad gauge railway junction is Coimbatore. It is connected with all major cities. Mettupalayam to Ooty, is connected by a Mountain Railway which is 4 hours journey.
Car and Bus service to Mudumalai
Mudumalai is well connected by good roads. There is a regular bus service from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Kanyakumari, Tanjavur, Tirupati and Cochin. Kotagiri, Coonoor and Doddabeta. Buses ply regularly to the sanctuary.
Mudumalai Holiday Packages

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