10 Best Places to Visit in Masinagudi - 2021 UPDATED
COVID-19 : MASINAGUDI is in Red Zone
Last Updated: 14 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to MASINAGUDI?

Entry is open from Coimbatore, Ooty, Mettupalayam, Thamarassery, Palakkad, Erode, Bangalore, Salem, Mangalore for all travel purposes and all domestic states for business travel.

  • Face masks to be worn when in public
  • Mandatory to download Aarogya Setu application before travel.
  • All inter-state passengers travelling to Masinagudi are required to register on state website and obtain TN e-pass issued by the district collector.
  • Tourist travel is restricted in the hill station as of now. Only business travel allowed.
  • Thermal screening to be done for all passengers
  • COVID-19 test is required for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi. Travellers from other states can also be tested for COVID-19 at the discretion of health officials.
  • Lockdown in Masinaguddi has been extended till 30th of September, however, there are major relaxations.
  • No complete lockdown on Sundays
  • Shopping malls and large stores to be fully functional
  • Tea stalls and restaurants can be open from 6 am-8 pm for dine-in. Takeaway is allowed until 9 PM.
  • All parks and playgrounds are open for sporting activities.
  • Places of worship can be open till 8 p.m.
  • Intra-district public buses have resumed services with 50% capacity.
  • 14 days of mandatory home quarantine for all passengers travelling to Masinaguddi from other states.
  • Symptomatic passengers are required to follow Institutional Quarantine till the time COVID test results are available.
  • Business travellers returning within 48 hours are exempted from quarantine after presenting the valid return documents

Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport to Masinagudi. Flights to the airport are functional from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and 2+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Buses, taxies, autorickshaws are running normally.

The Tamil Nadu state government is ensuring the safety of travellers and residents of Masinaguddi with major precautionary measures. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

E-pass by District Collector Required for People Travelling to Masinaguddi Updated: 14 Sep 2020

Travellers are required get all their documents verified and collect a manual e-pass that is issued by the district collector before travelling to Masinaguddi. For Masinaguddi residents, the e-pass shall be auto-approved after checking all documents.Read more.

Inter-Distict Buses and Trains to Masinaguddi Allowed from 7th of September Updated: 14 Sep 2020

Inter-district buses shall restart functions in Masinaguddi from 7th of September. The buses shall run with 50% capacity with strict social distance guidelines. The buses shall be disinfected and people without masks shall not be allowed to travel.Read more.

Hotels, Homestays and Resorts Open to Accommodate Business/Work Travellers Updated: 14 Sep 2020

Hotels and Resorts in Masinaguddi can take in guests who are visiting the hill station for business or work purposes. The hospitality sectors must follow all SOP’s required to curb the spread of COVID-19.Read more.

Business Travel Allowed in Masinaguddi. Tourism Remains Restricted Updated: 14 Sep 2020

As per the guidelines of the district collector of the Nilgiris, tourist places are still closed for public in Masinaguddi. However, business travel has been allowed.Read more.

Places to Visit in Masinagudi

The most interesting thing about Masinagudi tourist places is that they are for everyone. From adventure seekers and nature lovers to wildlife photographers and explorers, Masinagudi has treats to delight all kind of tourists. It is located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, and is one of the five ranges in Mudumalai National Park. Masinagudi lies at a distance of 30 km from the famous hill station, Ooty.

Majorly known for its biodiversity and wildlife spaces, Masinagudi is frequented by tourists all year round. Lush green forests, inhabited by a wide array of flora and fauna species, stunning tall waterfalls, gushing rivers offering animals sightings, and picture-perfect landscapes are just a few of the attributes that make Masinagudi a must visit place. If you long for the adventure of wildlife safaris and love being surrounded by the wild, Masinagudi is the ultimate destination.

Wildlife spaces like Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park and Theppakadu Elephant Camp make it a wildlife hotspot. Besides, there is a lot to explore in Masinagudi even for those who are all about nature. Such places to visit in Masinagudi are Moyar River and Pykara Lake. Masinagudi is an apt place that surprises explorers wanting with it nature has blessed it with. It is the kind of destination that offers a variety of experiences and numerous places to explore in such great numbers that a few days in Masinagudi cannot suffice.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Masinagudi:

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Masinagudi Jeep Safari
  • 2H
  • Masinagudi
  • 2H
₹1,800 ₹1,600

About the Activity:

  • Experience 2 hours of wilderness fun with a jeep safari in Masinagudi; a forest region located at the foothills of the Nilgiris.
  • Organised every early morning and late evening, this jeep safari will take you through amazing forests and lush green thickets that provides refuge for many species of animals.
  • You can opt for an early morning jeep safari starting at around 06:00 AM, 07:00 AM or the late evening rides at 05:00 PM or 07:00 PM.
  • Come face-to-face with the rarely seen wildlife in their most natural form. Spot an elephant herd freely roam in their own natural premise and hidden amongst shrubs could be chitals and wild boars.



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Maravakandy Dam

Maravakandy Dam

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.

9 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee:
No entry fee


Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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

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Adventure Jungle Stay in Masinagudi
  • 1D/1N
  • Masinagudi
  • 1D/1N

About the Activity:

Embraced in the lap of the stunning Nilgiris, Masinagudi is one of the most preferred tourist hot-spot in Southern India. A tiny hamlet lying between the Tiger Reserve of Bandipur and Mudumalai, this place is a dream destination that one can think of!

Home to some of the most exotic wildlife and with its rich bio-diversity, this place is certainly an ideal weekend getaway. Masinagudi jungle stay provides you with an UN-beatable experience of staying in a nature’s abode that is surrounded by lush-green thickets and unique wildlife.

A well-known tourist hot-spot, Jungle Resort Masinagudi provides its visitors with a perfect quietude. With a wide range of activities available here, this place is a heaven especially for nature lovers and wild life enthusiast!                                                                                                                                          

Masinagudi jungle stay, certainly is a one-stop destination that will not let you get bored even for a minute! With its proximity with Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks, get ready to experience exotic wildlife in their natural habitat like never before.

With its diversified animal life, Jungle Resort Masinagudi, provides you close glimpses of as much as 55 mammals and 227 birds sprawling across the sanctuaries. Get ready to trek through beautiful ranges of Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota within the sanctuary.

Get smitten with wonderful landscapes, lush-green thickets, feel the warm sunshine touching your face as you make your way through dense forests. Cherish these wonderful moments spent in the stunning land of Masinagudi!

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Adventure in Masinagudi
  • 2D/1N
  • Masinagudi
  • 2D/1N

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!

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Moyar River

Moyar River
Located at a distance of 7 km from Masinagudi, this river separates Bandipur and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Originating from a small town named Moyar, Moyar River is a tributary to Bhavani River. Owing to the abundant beauty and rich biodiversity in the surrounding regions, it is one of the major Masinagudi tourist places.

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.

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Homestay in Masinagudi, Book Online @ 40% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Masinagudi
  • 2D/1N
₹5,844 ₹3,500

About the Activity:

A rugged stretch of land, Masinagudi is tucked away between the Tiger Reserves of Bandipur and the exotic hill ranges of Mudumalai. With the captivating Nilgiris towering this blissful countryside, it serves as an ideal getaway from all the humdrums of city life.

Offering several adventure and leisure options to the visitors, the lush green, fascinating and rugged trails of Masinagudi are also known for their wilderness! While its location makes it an ideal hotspot for wildlife spotting, its scenic beauty makes it for a serene and blissful holiday destination. Mark this nature escapade in your travel calendar, and you will never find any dull moment during your days in Masinagudi! 

Camping in Masinagudi is a one of a kind experience that you need to try with your friends and family! Adding more to your quintessential experience, the deep and dense thickets around will keep you engulfed along with the thrills and excitement of a quaint stay in Masinagudi.

In case, you are carving for more, trekking through the rugged and challenging terrains will fulfil all your desires! In addition to all these, there are a range of other activities that will make you desire for more and will sure persuade you visit this magical land again and again!

Note: Jeep Drive can be availed at an additional cost and is not a part of the package.

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Theppakadu Elephant Camp

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

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Masinagudi Camping
  • 1D
  • Masinagudi
  • 1D
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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.

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23 November 2015
Masinagudi is this unexplored little heaven in the south! I really liked this place and thought it was one of the most amazing places to go for a quick holiday!
09 December 2015
There is green everywhere here and man, it was a mgaical feeling. We had an absolute blast and the people here are just too friendly. We got to go on a safari as well here and we had an amazing time doing so.
14 October 2015
Great experience. Never have I felt so close to nature. Amazing experience. grt place to chill out with friends and family.Looking forward for another visit,Soon!!
24 September 2015
The location is excellent since its very close to the tiger reserve and though we did not spot any tigers on the jeep safari we were still able to spot many other animals like elephants,spotter deers and a variety of wild birds. The trek was fun and the food was good but a little too spicy for me.
23 December 2015
Stunning place!! It was a perfect place to chill with my friends. we went there for a break from work and it was trully awesome. the stay is really comforatble and beautiful surrounded by forest everywhere. they also had a nice pool to chill out. we had a perfect weekend.
The place was nice, excellent and very hospitable staff. Also beautiful view you cannot forget all over your life. Must visit.
Jagan Ramaswami Masinagudi Jeep Safari
"Absolutely fantastic experience. 6 safaris later we got the chance to see a motley bunch of animals including a fantastic black bear and a wild tusker. about 10ft away. Nothing comes close to this thrill. The safari guide was awesome and enjoyed our company as well. Will surely use the services again."
15 April 2019
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It was a amazing trip specially jungle trekking saw many animals including elephants tiger sambhar Gaur and deer
31 December 2015
it was nice chillaxing amidst the beautiful jungle...so peaceful..and serene. Its was a good decision to take a break and camp here.Really loved the peaceful atmosphere...its a good place to visit.

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