Tamil Nadu, the beautiful state is not just limited to temples, Kanjeeveram saris and religious shrines. The state brims with rich wildlife and has a list of wonderful sanctuaries to its credit. For wildlife lovers, it is definitely a haven and it is highly recommended for travellers to include the best wildlife tours in Tamil Nadu in their itinerary. Take part in a jeep safari and get lost in the deep forests of Masinagudi located at the foothills of the Nilgiris. Once you are there, you are sure to get lost in the surreal sight of varied species of animals ranging from wild boars, chitals, elephants and more. Masinagudi is one of the five ranges belonging to the Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. The other four ranges under the park purview- Mudumalai, Theppakadu, Kargudi and Nellakota are equally enthralling and worth viewing. The Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is home to vulnerable species such as Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard. Bird lovers can watch an array of feathered beauties and there is a minimum of 266 species of birds.
One can opt for a jeep safari in early morning or in a late evening. For photographers, it is a good place to capture as they get to watch animals near the waterholes located generously across the sanctuary. One can choose from a jungle tree house, bamboo cottage, camping tent, jungle resorts to luxurious lodges for a stay over. Those looking for an adventurous escapade can consider hiking to Masinagudi. Opt for a guided trek on the best wildlife tours in Tamil Nadu to find exotic and endemic species. If time permits, one can check out Annamalai Tiger Reserve, Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary, Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary. At Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, one can spot varieties of squirrels and wildlife species including birds as well.