Mudumalai Sanctuary, found in 1940, is spread in 32,155 hectares land and is supposed to be a continuation of the Bandipur National Park.
It is among the first sanctuaries of south India. The river Moyar flows between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and runs inside the sanctuary. The forested area is a sight to behold when the river glides across several trees and lush grass. The deciduous trees and the flora and fauna of the place are really rich and diverse.
The wildlife here comprises of bonnet macaque, leopard, hyena, sloth bear, sambar, spotted deer, langur, mouse deer, rodent, grey hornbill, crested hawk eagle, Malabar trogan, etc. The main attraction of this place is the elephant camp which is called "Theppakadu". For the plant lovers there are a lot of medicinal herbs to observe. Look out for plants like Aredesia, Solanancea, Labumusum, Terminalia etc.
How to Reach: Bangalore - Mysore - Gundlupet - Madumalai
Gudalur, the nearest town to the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, is situated along the Ooty “ Mysore highway. Mysore is the neighboring towns to the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nearest Town: Gundlupet (52km), Mysore (110 km)
Best Time: October to February
Distance from Bangalore: 250 km
Nagarhole National Park: This national park is a bio-sphere reserve. Its nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, and is surrounded by shallow valleys and gentle slopes on all sides. Nagarhole is blessed with some of the rare species of Indian Wildlife . It hosts a diverse variety of trees and shrubs, and animal life. Over 250 species of birds have been recorded.
Bandipur National Park: Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Bandipur National Park is known for its tiger population. The park shelters some of the most rare and endangered species of Indian Wildlife. Its reported that there is a high population of elephants and tigers in the sanctuary.