Activity Location: Masinagudi, Mudumalai National Park
Activity Timings: 2 hrs; anytime between 5:00 AM-5:30 PM
About Masinagudi Jeep Safari:
Masinagudi is a little town, that borders the fringes of the famous Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, and straddles the Moyar river, Masinagudi forms a centre point between Ooty and Theppakadu. The Jeep safaris at Masinagudi are organized by the forest department. They are organized in an adventurous manner where you get a chance to witness the mystic beauty of the rarely seen wildlife species in their natural habitat amidst undisturbed lush greenery.
If capturing some great wildlife pictures is one of the reasons for you to visit Masinagudi, this dam will give you just what you want. This dam, built in 1951, is surrounded by lush greenery, and is an absolute beauty in the morning.
Maravakandy is the primary water resource to Moyar hydro-electric power house, and is easily one of the primary Masinagudi tourist places. There is an animal watching tower here from where you can witness some breathtaking views, and can get your lens on some amazing bird species and animals.
Animals residing in the region come to this dam to quench their thirst, so if you visit this place in the morning, there is a good possibility that you will spot tigers and elephants here. The natural beauty of this place makes it all the more interesting for visitors.
Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
This national park is a treat for wildlife lovers in a true sense, and that is the reason why it is one of the most sought after places to visit in Masinagudi. It is home to many endangered wildlife species, and has been declared a tiger reserve.
Some of the major species you can find in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary are Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard and Indian Elephant. A visit to this sanctuary is also a delight for nature lovers as three types of forest constitute it: tropical moist deciduous, tropical dry deciduous and southern tropical dry thorn forest.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is between December and June. A safari through the dense forests of Mudumalai is a great experience to get your adrenaline rushing. If you get lucky, you can enjoy up-close sightings of wild beasts like Bengal tigers and Indian leopards, including other animals and birds that can easily be sighted here.
Timing: Van Safari - 6:30 AM to 9 AM and 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Elephant safari - 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 per adult
About the Destination:
The beautiful terrains of Masinagudi are a stretch of bliss between the Tiger Reserves of Bandipur and the exotic hill ranges of Mudumalai. Beneath the foothills of the beautiful Nilgiris lie the exotic lands of Masinagudi, a picturesque village known for its immense beauty and serenity.
The beautiful hill ranges are strewn with an abundance of sunlight that shine bright through the trees and through the mystical silence you can hear the sounds of the jungle! The unique wildlife sanctuary is divided into 5 ranges namely, Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. Adventure in Masinagudi offers unlimited thrill to those looking for a stint in the wild and trekkers looking for tenacious terrain.
About the Activity:
If you have a thirst for adventure and a curiosity to try something new, then you need to head to Masinagudi for an exquisite and one of a kind adventure! The Masinagudi safari will take you scouring through the deep jungles of this exotic location and if you are in for some distinguished adventure, then why not strap on your gear and head for trekking in Masinagudi’s rugged terrains! The different activities in Masinagudi will leave you wanting more by the time you need to leave, and luckily, you can always come back for more wildlife adventure!
The scenic beauty of this place makes it a ideal place for photographers to capture wildlife and nature in their cameras. Since this river is also a major water source for many animals, you can spot animals like tiger, elephant, etc. in mornings and evenings.
You can also enhance your Masinagudi experience by indulging in activities like fishing and boating in Moyar River. All in all, Moyar River is a good option for spending some quality time with nature and wildlife. This is easily one of the best places to visit in Masinagudi.
Theppakadu Elephant Camp
Masinagudi has some gem of the places for wildlife lovers to explore and experience wildlife and nature from a minimal distance. Theppakadu Elephant Camp is one of those gems which are equally loved by wildlife lovers, wildlife photographers, nature enthusiasts and wanderers.
Located close to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, this elephant camp is home to huge number of elephants. Elephants are trained here. It was declared an elephant camp in 1972, and since then, it has been enticing tourists coming to Masinagudi for varied wildlife experiences.
If you have never fed an elephant in your life, this place gives you an opportunity to do so in a controlled environment. A must-try activity here is a thrill-filled elephant safari that you must not skip.
Timing: Elephant Safari - Morning: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM; Evening: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indian Visitors: Rs. 1,120 per trip
Foreign Visitor: Rs. 11,600 per trip
Masinagudi is a part of the Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu. The Mudumalai National Park is a large wildlife sanctuary which has been declared as Tiger Reserve and extends into the states of Karnataka and Kerala. Masinagudi is noted for its rich forests and abundant flora and fauna.