In the context of a fast-deteriorating world ecological order, it is more than important to protect and preserve our forests. They are the last remaining lifelines for both mankind and other species on Earth. Mudumalai National Park loudly announces this message to the world and sets itself as a precious example to follow. The Park is a wildlife sanctuary and is home to a wide variety of protected flora and fauna.
Primarily nestled in the western side of Tamil Nadu, the national park shares borders with the states of Kerala and Karnataka. A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the sanctuary is crusted with other national parks including Bandipur, Nagarhole, Wayanad, Mukurthi and Silent Valley national parks. These parks and reserve forests together are spread across a whopping area of 3300 sq.km of forest land.
Mudumalai is home to 55 species of mammals, 227 species of birds, 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians and 34 species of reptiles. This includes many endangered species of animals including elephants, tigers, gaur and Indian Leopards. Around 8% of the total bird species in India can be found in the region. When it comes to the flora of Mudumalai, you will come across a rich diversity of rare plants and trees that add to the natural charm and ecological balance of the park.
With plenty of scenic spots, adventurous safaris and nature camps, the Mudumalai National Park is a visitor’s paradise. Whether visiting alone, with family or with friends, Mudumalai is a must-visit destination on your trip to Tamil Nadu.
The Mudumalai National Park is well served by buses, particularly from Udagamandalam Bus Stand, 67 km away.
Coimbatore International Airport, Peelamedu, about 128 km away.
Udagamandalam Station, about 42 km away.
The steam-powered toy train connects Udagamandalam to Mettupalayam Railway Station, which has regular connectivity to other towns of Tamil Nadu and daily trains from Chennai and Coimbatore.
Mysuru Railway Station is the nearest option for those who are coming from the north.
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