Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary OverviewRanked 29 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or the Tiger Reserve is an adventurous sightseeing place in Ooty. It is situated in the Nilgiri hills, where the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. The entire sanctuary covers a wide area of 32,155 hectares, comprising open grassland, valley, flat land, swamp and nullas.
This sanctuary is located at an elevation of 1000 metres between Karnataka and Kerala. The wildlife of this sanctuary is a home to tiger, wild dog, langur, sloth bear, elephants and bonnet macaque. This sanctuary is also houses leopard, hyena, jackal, spotted deer, mouse deer, wild boar, flying squirrel and more.
It is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India and also has an elephant camp, named 'Theppakkadu'. In this camp, tourists can find a rest house along with TTDC's Youth Hostel. Visitors can find rest houses in Abhayaranayam, Kargudi and Masinagudi. Moreover, the rest house in the Bamboo Banks Farm is just 18 km away from this sanctuary.
Under the section 38V of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the Tamil Nadu State Government declared this sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve. Currently, there are around 48 tigers in this reserve that roam freely inside the area. This wildlife sanctuary is home to 227 bird species, 110 species of insectivores and 23 fishivores. In addition, 20 species of graminivores, 62 species of carnivores and 12 species of omnivores also inhabit the place.
This wildlife sanctuary is located at elevation varying from 960 metres to 1266 metres. The climate here in this sanctuary is mainly tropical savannah or tropical dry and wet. Rainfall in this region generally varies from 790 mm to 2000 mm.
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- Best Time: 2-3hrs
- Length of visit: During Day
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
Timing, fees and more
- 7:00 AM -6:30 PM