Best time to visit11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to dowildlife tours, photography
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank1 out of 1 attractions in Udagamandalam
Forming a part of the Nilgiri Forest Reserve, this park is at the meeting point of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This was just a simple game reserve before it eas declared a national park in the year 1940. The Mudumalai National Park has the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary to the North and the Wynad National Park to the West of it. The park has rich flora and fauna out of which most of the plants and wildlife species are of the local origin. The most important flowers found here are the bamboo, teak, rosewood, mathi, Vengai and others. The main animal species are of the butterflies, rock python, Indian Gaur, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri Langur.
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Mudumalai National Park is 321 sq km forest reserve with thin, spindly trees and light-slotted leaves concealing spotted chital deer and grunting wild boar. The reserve is the best place to spot wildlife in Tamil Nadu. The creatures you are most likely to see are deer, peacocks, wild boar, langurs and giant Malabar squirrels. There’s also a significant chance of sighting wild elephants (the park has several hundred) and gaur or the Indian bison. The showstopper is the Bengal tiger, however, it is rare to actually spot one in these jungles.
4. Mudumalai National Park:This place is dubbed by Lonely Planet as ‘Tamil Nadu’s top wildlife spotting place’. Mudumalai National Park is a haven for tiger lovers. With Bandipur and Nagarhole in the North and Wayanad in the West, this trio of parks houses over 570 tigers in their area
Soon I reached the end of Bandipur and entered into the Mudhumalai Forest which was marked by a narrow bridge over a stream. It was still raining, even across the border. I halted when I saw a shop across the road. Tea was the fuel I need. After sipping through two cups of scalding tea, I got back to the road.
The Mudumalai National Park is a buffer zone to the Mudumalai Biosphere Reserve, and lies on the north-western side of the Nilgiri Hills. The protected area is divided into five ranges, namely, Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 square kilometre includes the national park, together comprising a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The sanctuary is home to several endangered and vulnerable species, such as over 300 species of birds, the Bengal Tiger and Indian Leopard. In total, the Mudumalai National Park protects 55 species of mammals, who are in higher density in the area due to the dry deciduous forest. Mudumalai protects 13% of all mammal species in India.
Mudumalai National Park
I was thinking the road to Connoor was really awesome.. BUT.. nature had some surprises for me.. The road from Connoor to Ooty to Bandipur National Park was 'oh my god'.. I have no words to describe.. Based on my friends insight, he said we take a detour through the forests of Mudumalai to reach Bandipur through Gadalur..
One of the serene places I have visited till date. We started from Pune to Coimbatore by train. And after that from Coimbatore we boarded a bus and started for Ooty. In Ooty we stayed for the night and went for site seeing. After that we went for a night stay at Mudumalai tiger reserve. Although we were unfortunate for not getting a site of any tiger. You can see the nature at its best during June - July. Night safari was the best part of this trip. Taking our torches and looking for sites. The pictures in this album you see are the ones left on my camera as my card got corrupted due to some virus. But being fortunate enough I was able to save these many pictures. Cheers to travel, as it's life. Many more to come. Enjoy fellas
This sanctuary has a mix of flat land, undulating parkland, open grassland, swamp, valleys and nullahs. An erstwhile game reserve, Mudumalai was declared a wildlife sanctuary with a 62 sq KM area in the early 1940 by the then Madras Presidency. There is an entire jungle safari that you take taking you right through the jungle.
Along with Karnataka's Bandipur and Nagarhole and Kerala's Wayanad, Mudumalai forms part of an unbroken chain of protected areas comprising an important wildlife refuge. Overall the reserve is the best place for spotting wildlife in Tamil Nadu. The creatures you're most likely to see include deer, peacocks, wild boar, langurs and Malabar giant squirrels. There's also a significant chance of sighting wild elephants (the park has several hundred) and gaur (Indian bison).
If you love elephants, this is the place for you! This elephant sanctuary lies just a bit outside of Ooty. We went on an epic elephant ride traversing deep into the jungles, spotting a herd of wild elephants. But the best part was feeding some of the other elephants of the park sugar canes! You can also see them getting bathed and taken care of by the caretakers. Wild monkeys also bring in the element of fun and surprise throughout the park.