The Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is located in Tamilnadu which lies between Karnataka hills and Kerala hills. It is about 1000 meters of altitude from the sea level. It consists of 321 Square kilometers of lands. The nature of this land created many trees, wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, many rivers, marshes, and streams. The annual rain falls in this place is about approximately 2300 MM. The best season of this place is September to May.
Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary and National park
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park is located in the junction area of the three states namely Karnataka, Kerala and Karnataka. This was the first sanctuary in south India and was established in the year 1940. It includes 320 Square KMS of the area. There are various Birds and Animals are living in Mudumalai forest. The forest area is maintained by Tamilnadu forest Department. The National park is also located in Mudumalai which having many resorts and accommodations to all.
The national parks provide the facility to stay. It accommodates various types of mammals like Elephant, Tiger, Panther, Lion, Cheeta, Bear and Deer. The various types of birds are also staying there.
Places to visit in and around Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary
The famous hill station of Tamilnadu, The queen of hills, The mountain of Nilgiris, Ooty is nearest to Mudumalai which is just 64 KMS from Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. There are many places and sightseeings are available in Ooty. It is also a good place to spend our summer holidays.
Coimbatore is a very famous industrial area in Tamilnadu which is 160 KMS long from Mudumalai. There are many textile mills and factories, IT companies, Airports and Railway stations available.
How to reach Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary
By Air:The nearest Airport to Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is Coimbatore Airport. It is about 160 KMS long from Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. Then Helicopter facility can also be arranged to reach Ooty. After that, The Road facility is there to reach Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary.
By Train:The nearest railway station to Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is Udagamandalam(Ooty) which is 65 KMS long from Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. One more railway station in Mysore which is located on 95 KMS long.
By Road:The nearest town to Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is Gudalurwhich is 16 KMS long. We can reach Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary by road via Gudalur which is situated along the Udhagamandala Mysore highway.
The resorts in Mudumalai
There are various resorts available to stay in Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. They are Jungle Retreat Mudumalai, Blue Valley Jungle Resorts, Monarch Safari Lodge and Forest Hills Farm and Guesthouse. All these resorts is situated in the main place of Mudumalai forest. We can watch all the places of Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary from these resorts. We can see the elephants very closely by staying in these resorts. The full security forces are provided to these resorts to protect the tourist peoples and save them from the animals.
Accommodations in Mudumalai
1. The Wilderness
2. Youth Hostel (TTDC)
3. Abhayaranyam, Forest Guest House
Phone :244098, 256235
4. Monarch SafariPark
Phone :256250, 256343
5. Jungle Hut
Phone :256240, 256340
6. Jungle Retreat
Mountania Rest House
Phone :256469, 256470
7. Gem Holiday Resorts
8. Jain Resorts
Vazhai Thottam, Mudumalai,
9. Bamboo Banks Farm
Phone :256222, 256211
10. Quite Corner India
Phone : 256220,256256,256263
11. Blue Valley Holidays
12. Belmont Retreat
Phone :256244, 256344