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Mudumalai National Park2018-08-21T11:44:11+00:00

Mudumalai National Park– Kerala Travel Guide

INTRODUCTION

Located towards the north-western side of Nilgiri Hills, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve or the Mudumalai National Park is a quintessential location to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers! A natural home to more than 250 different wildlife species, this wildlife protected area in Tamil Nadu lies within a proximity to God’s Own country, and is easily accessible from destinations like Wayanad, Sulthan Battery, Kalpetta, and others.

Divided into five core areas: Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota, this park attained the status of a Tiger Reserve in the year 2007 due to its significant population of Bengal Tigers. In addition to the majestic Bengal Tigers, the park also has an impressive population of Indian Elephants, Indian Leopards, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, and other endangered species. Mudumalai National Park also takes pride for being the home to more than 200 differentspecies of birds and a range of rare floral species.

How to Reach Mudumalai National Park

1By Road:

Owing to the impressive geographic location, the park can be easily reached from across a number of places. Popular tourist destinations like Ooty, Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Wayanad, Thepakadu, or others serve as wonderful locations to reach To reach Mudumalai National Park by road.

2By Train:

The Udhagamandalam Railway Station in Ooty is the nearest railway station to reach Mudumalai National Park by train. Located around 64km from Ooty, visitors would find regular buses; state-run and private, local cabs and other roadway transport facilities to reach Mudumalai National Park by road.

3By Air:

Though Coimbatore Airport is around 160km away from the park, it serves as the closest airport to reach Mudumalai National Park by air. Upon arrival at the airport, rest of the journey can be completed via buses, taxis, jeeps, and other transport options.

Best Time to Visit Mudumalai National Park:

Winter (October – December) – Best Time: By the time, winter makes it way to the park, it gets mostly covered with dense grass patches accompanied by mild showers. This makes the locality extremely favourable for the animals in terms of finding easy foods. This makes winter the best time to visit Mudumalai National Park for wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting.

Summer (February – May) – Good Time: As the summer heat causes dryness to the park’s climate, most of the jungle dwellers come out searching for food; mainly for water, with their little ones. With the rise in temperature this becomes quite a common phenomenon, and increases the chances of wildlife spotting within the park.

Monsoon (June – September) – Not So Good Time: Though the park turns magical during the monsoons, visitors might not enjoy this season as wildlife spotting becomes a difficult task. During this period, the entire park becomes denser and greener than other two seasons. This serves as a natural way for the animals to camouflage themselves, making it tough to spot them. However, monsoon could be an ideal time for the nature photographers and other visitors alike.

Mudumalai National Park Safari Timings:

Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – 09:00 AM, 03:00 – 06:00 PM

Mudumalai National Park Safari Timings:

Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – 09:00 AM, 03:00 – 06:00 PM

Per Person: INR 15

Still Camera: INR 25

Video Camera: INR 150

Jeep Safari: INR 135

6-Seater Gypsy: INR 3,000

10-Seater Camper: INR 3,000

Hotels aroundMudumalai National Park:

Visitors can find some of the most enthralling stay options around Mudumalai National Park. The list includes some of the most exciting wildlife resorts and jungle resorts. Almost all these stays offer or make arrangements for wildlife safaris and other such activities while offering luxury and budget stay options.

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