Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Nilgiri Hills spreading to about 103 Sq Kms in area at a point where the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. This sanctuary has a mix of flat land, undulating parkland, open grassland, swamp, valleys and nullahs. This Sanctuary is about 65 kms from ooty on otty to mysore highway.
The fauna includes Elephant, Gaur, Bonnet, Macaque, Common langur, Tigers and Leopards, Chital, Panther, Sloth Bear, Python, Barking deer, Four-Horned Antelope, Otter, Crocodile, Giant flying squirrel, Sambhar, Hyena, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Jackal, Hare, Porcupine and Mongoose.
The birds listed in this sanctuary are the peacock - India’s national bird, Malabar whistling thrush, large racquet-tailed dronge, grey jungle fowl , magpie-robin, spotted babbler, small green barbet, green pigeons, little brown dove, Malabar grey hornbill, bulbuls and mynahs. Among the birds of prey, eagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, falcons and king vulture are predominant. there are some migratory water birds too.
How to Reach Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary :
By Air :
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore 160 kms
By Rail :
Mettupalayam Railway Station is the nearest railhead located at a distance of about 46 kms.
By Road :
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected through roads. regular bus service is available from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Kanyakumari, Tanjavur, Tirupati, Cochin, Kotagiri, Coonoor and Doddabeta.