Mudumalai National Park and Sanctuary

Mudumalai National Park and Sanctuary
Location Nilgiris district 65 Kms. From Udhagamandalam on the Udhagamandalam-Mysore Road.
Area Core    Buffer area- 367.59 Total area- 688.59
Forest type Primarily moist deciduous. Tends to become dry deciduous towards Bandipur. Mainly mixed forests with bamboos.
Animals found Elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, dhole pather, tiger, sloth bear, Python, barking deer, four-horned antelope, common langur, Otter, crocodiles (mugger) and a variety of birds and reptiles.
Annual rainfall About 2300 mm
Nearest airport Coimbatore – 160 kms away.
Nearest Railway station Udhagamandalam – 64 kms away.
Mysore – 95 kms away
Best season Throughout the year (Except June to August)
Accommodation Forest Rest Houses at Abhayaranyam, Kargudi, Masinagudi, and Teppakadu. Catering arrangements are provided.

Other facilities

Motor Vehicles and riding elephants available hire. This forms part of the Nilgiris Biosphere reserve, which is the first such biosphere reserve formed in India. The biosphere reserve portion extends over the adjoining states of Kerala and Karnataka also. The 2537.6 sq. kms. of NBR in Tamil Nadu Covers all the forests of the Nilgiris district and a part of Coimbatore and Erode districts.

For greater details Chief Conservator of Forests and Field  Director, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Mount Stuart Hills, Udhagamandalam - 1,