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Traveller Tales from Mudumalai

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Baladitya Sethi

30 December 2015

wao i saw Sambar , Spotted deer and Peacocks & Peahens and mahouts for the first time, it was really a nice feeling to spot those animals for the first time. The tour guide told all about the place, its history and present geogrphical features.Mudumalai has such a rich heritage to explore!!!

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Ambar Shukla

06 October 2015

we went there on our private vehicles but that was not allowed inside the forest core area for safari.Mudumalai offers one of the best jungle adventure, we were having a really good time, loved that half an hour elephant ride.awesome experoience!!!

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Smriti Chopra

18 December 2015

we had a great stay in mudumalai, we came all the way from ooty for our vacations, we started from jungle safari in the the national wildlife sanctuary then we started our trekking expedition and i must say this was our greatest adventure ever. it was a thrilling experinence for all of us for the first time we were embarking on trek, reaching the peak was a feeling of accomplishment. A memorable experience !!!!!

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Trisha Mukhopadhyay

16 December 2015

after spending our holiday in ooty we came here in mudumalai for our next adventure, but let me tel you guys th route between ooty and mudumalai is in very bad condition so please take utmost care possible. But once we reached mudumalai we were delighted by the serv ices ofered. The jungle safari, both on van and on elephant was full of adventure. Loved to be there!!!!

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Dayaananda Varrier

06 December 2015

we departed from Theppakadu for our safari excursion in Madumalai, well the place is easily accessible so it was a great fun there.i loved the elephant Safari and van Safari part which was an overwhelming experience. The safari adventure is conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and they took great care for the tourists!! Really impressive

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Jagdeep Johar

10 April 2016

our guide told us that this mudulmalai sanctuary is a home for about 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians, 34 species of reptiles, 227 species of birds and 55 species of mammals.waoo it was almost a world in itself. Loved being there, just hope to visit this place again!!!!!

What You Should Know More About Mudumalai

  • About the Destination

    Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the tourist places in Tamil Nadu. You can visit this place to experience the wild life and exotic flora and fauna. You can also trek in a few areas in this reserve. Many endangered species are  reside in this reserve. It is on the border of Karnataka and Kerala and shares its importance with the other wild life sanctuaries in the nearby locations. You will find more than 200 species of birds, 34 species of reptiles, and many other animals and birds in this wild life sanctuary. Mudumalai is popular for sightseeing and wild life tours. You can get the best of scenic view when you walk by the streams, rivers, waterfalls, and take a stroll in the deep valleys.

    Close to Mudumalai you can also visit the Tiger Reserve and the Bandipur National Park. You can experience the best of eco tourism in Mudumalai. Summers in Mudumalai are hot, and monsoon and winters are cooler. Throughout the year except for the month of April and May, you can visit this sanctuary and take safaris to get a glimpse of the wildlife. There are many places to see in the nearby locations and taking safari rides are the most common activities that you will find here.


  • Travel advice

    • You can reach Mudumalai by air, rail, and road. The Coimbatore airport is the closest to this place.

    • Mudumalai has beautiful resorts surrounded by gardens and floral pathways. You can either stay at the log houses in the forest areas, safari lounges, forest farms, or guesthouses. You will not find hotels to stay in Mudumalai.

    • Get trekking gear, mosquito repellent, travel and emergency kits, warm clothes, trekking shoes, energy bars, water bottles, camping gear, and a sleeping bag.

    • The cottages and resorts do not provide with Wi-Fi facility and have all the basic amenities needed.

    • When you enter the tiger or the elephant reserve, making any kind of noise, or getting down from the vehicle is prohibited. Do not make any kind of loud noise to grab the attention of wild animals. Spotting them in the reserve is only a matter of chance.

    • Do not throw cups, utensils, pet bottles, etc when you go on safaris.

    • Lighting fire and camping in the forest areas and reserve is strictly prohibited.

    • You will need prior permission to enter any of the wildlife reserves.

  • Drinking Laws

    Do not drink during safari rides or camping. You are not allowed to bring liquor to the resorts either. Remain sober throughout your stay in Mudumalai.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Wildlife sanctuaries
    There are different safari rides available at different timings when you visit this sanctuary. You can also visit the Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary on the border of Kerala, and for night safaris choose Masinagudi. You can also take the elephant safari, and visit the elephant feeding camp. The animals you will see are tigers, leopards, hyenas, lungurs, elephants, peacocks, giant squirrels, wild boar, mouse deer, barking deer, four horned antelopes, otters, and more. You can also find more than 48 species of birds, and reptiles at this sanctuary.

    Sightseeing activities 
    You can also go bird watching, visit the watering hole, stay in a tree house, get a scenic view of Moyar River, and waterfalls. You can spend some leisure time at the Kallatty falls in Theppakadu. You can also enjoy boating at the Pykara Lake that has clear water and scenic view. There is no shopping or nightlife at this sanctuary. This is a place to experience nature and wildlife at its best. 

    Camping and safaris
    There are four to five different safaris that you can take when you visit Mudumalai. Jeep safari, jungle safari, elephant safari, and road safaris are the most popular in this location. There are also camping sites that you will be directed towards by the tour guides. There is no specific name for these locations, as safer spots in the jungle treks are chosen for the tourists to enjoy living in the nature and star gazing.

  • What you will like there?

    Outdoor activities

    You will enjoy safaris, whether you take them at day time or night time. Also, options for trekking and camping are available. Take a stroll by the greenery near resorts, and enjoy the scenic view of rivers, streams, and waterfalls. This is one of the tranquil places where you can enjoy nature at an unhurried pace. Unlike many other locations of outdoor activities, this place is going to be quieter and a unique experience. Most of the safaris last only for 2 to 3 hours. You will feel lucky to get a view of as many animals and birds in a 2 to 3 hour drive.

    A haven for shutterbugs

    You can have the best of time filling your travelogues with pictures of wildlife, flora, and fauna. You can jot down each day of your time spent in safaris and sightseeing. You can add and exotic experience to your travel diaries.

    Landscape and scenic view

    Every spot in Mudumalai has a beautiful, scenic view. You will love the lush greenery and the vibrant species of flowers spread across this area. Your stay at the resorts and cottages will give you a true earthy experience. Do not expect luxurious villas or hotels for accommodation in these areas. Forest cottages or guesthouses are available for stay at affordable price.

    Visit nearby places

    You can also visit Ooty for sightseeing, visiting tea gardens, and taking joy rides near lakes, waterfalls, and enjoy the view of this hill station. Kabini is a wildlife resort nearly 90 kilometers away from Mudumalai. You can take road safaris, boat safaris, coracle ride on the river Kabini, and guided nature walk tours. You can also visit Mysore which is 87 kilometers away from Mudumalai and enjoy historical and sightseeing tours. Overall Mudumalai is bound to give you a complete experience of nature, wildlife, outdoor activities, history, architecture, heritage, and culture.


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