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Mudumalai WildLife Sanctuary



Mudumalai wildlife reserve is a continuation of the Bandipur National Park. The river Moyar that flows along the border or Tamil Nadu and Karnataka separates the two. The Mysore - Ooty highway runs through the park. The 321 sq. km. reserve is situated in Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai wildlife reserve is a continuation of the Bandipur National Park. The river Moyar that flows along the border or Tamil Nadu and Karnataka separates the two. The Mysore - Ooty highway runs through the park. The 321 sq. km. reserve is situated in Tamil Nadu Mudumalali wildlife reserve was the first sanctuary in south India. The terrain is extremely varied with hills, valleys, ravines, watercourses and swamps. The vegetation comprises of tropical moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and scrub forests. Compared to the nearby reserves, the climate is warmer in Mudumalai.

Langur, bonnet macaque, tiger, leopard, wild dog, hyena, jackal, sloth bear, elephants, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, Indian muntjac, mouse deer, wild boar, rodent and flying squirrel are part of the wildlife in Mudumalai. It has a rich bird life that includes Malabar trogan, Grey hornbill, crested hawk eagle, crested serpent eagle, etc.

The best time to visit the reserve is from February to June. The sanctuary can be reached by road. The nearest railway station is Udakamandalam. The nearest airport is Coimbatore. Accommodation can be arranged at forest rest house, guesthouses at Masinagudi, Kargudi, Abhayaranyam and Theppakkadu.

Location info:

Address:Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu.
Nearest City:Nilgiri District, Coimbatore.
Best time to visit: February to May and September to October.


Maximum Temperature 24.30°C
Minimum Temperature 4.80°C


The park was created in 1940 to become the first wildlife sanctuary in southern India. Originally 60 square kilometres, the sanctuary was enlarged to 295 km2 in 1956 and subsequently to its present size of 321 km2. The sanctuary is contiguous with Bandipur National Park , Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary (344 km2), Sigur and Singara reserve forests. The park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, including all of Mudumalai National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The sanctuary is located at a distance of 65-km from Udhagamandalam railway station and 95-km from Mysore station.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 160-km away.
Road Transport:Gudalur (16-km) is the nearest town to the sanctuary, which is situated along the Udhagamandalam - Mysore highway. This sanctuary could be reached from Mysore as well. There are regular buses from Udhagamandalam, Mysore and the neighbouring towns to the sanctuary.

Nearest Visiting places:

1.The Elephant Feeding Camp - A place where you can interact with Elephants and also see how they are fed.
2.Museum - Near the Elephant feeding camp there is a museum where dead animals are preserved. These preserved animals ones lived in the Mudumalai Jungle.
3.Moyar River - See how the Moyar river runs through the dense forest. Spotting animals while they come to drink water in the river is fun.
4.Elephant Safari and Van Safari Conducted by Tamilnadu forest department.
5.Kallatty falls - Located 30Km from Mudumalai forest department . A beautiful falls with breathtaking view.
6.Pykara Lake - Located 40 Km from Mudumalai Safari office . It is a clean and scenic lake in between the hills. It is an isolated lake free from pollution and maddening crowed . Boating is conducted here . It is a place worth visiting when you plan to visit Mudumalai.You will remember this scenic spot throughout your life

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Highway to Nilgiri or Gundlupet.


Within the sanctuary is an elephant camp called "Theppakkadu", where there is a rest house. Accommodation is also available at TTDC's Youth Hostel and rest houses in Masinagudi, Abhayaranayam and Kargudi and the Bamboo Banks Farm that is 18-km away.

1.Jungle Home
12 / 464, Thorappalli,
Gudalur, Nilgiris District
Tamil Nadu.
Ph: 04262 - 264198

2.Bear Mountain
Masingudi P.O.
Nilgiris-643 223
Tamil Nadu.

3.Jungle Retreat
Masinagudi P.O. 643223,
Nilgiri Dist. Tamil Nadu
Ph: 91-423-2526469/70, Fax: 91-423-2526659
Email - Contact Us

4.Forest Hills Farm & Guesthouse
Masinagudi P.O.,
Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643223
Ph: 0423-2526216, 2526399
Email - Contact Us

5.Blue Valley Resorts
Bokkapuram, Masinagudi,
Nilgiris, Tamilnadu,
Ph : 91- 0423-2526244, 2526344; Fax : 91- 0423-2526319

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital: In Nilgiri District
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Mudumalai WildLife Nearest Attraction

Coonoor Hills
Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, surrounded by tea plantations, at an altitude of 1839 metres. Its climate is milder than Ooty. It is a very popular weekend get away for the people in Coimbatore. Coonoor is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year.....more