Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary?
Located in Nilgiri Hills, the offshoot of the Western Ghats meet the
Eastern Ghats. This 321 sq km wide sanctuary encompasses a National Park
measuring an area of 103 sq kms. This sanctuary is located where the
Niligiri Hills, the offshoot of the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats.
About Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary Tours has varied mixture of flat land, undulating
parkland, open grassland, swamp, valleys and nullas. The Mayyar River in
this region forms a series of spectacular cascades on its way 65 kms away
- Mysore highway; this sanctuary could be reached from
Mysore as well. This 321 sq kms wide sanctuary encompasses a National Park
measuring are of 103 sq kms. The vegetation is varied. The hilly terrain of
the Western Ghats, clothed in dense mixed and moist deciduous forests, make
Mudumalai (the ancient hills) a most attractive Wildlife Reserve. The
Mysore-Ooty highway runs through the Park, following the course of the
Mayyar River, which separates Mudumalai from Bandipur.
Animals in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The fauna includes Elephant, Gaur, Bonnet, Macaque, Common langur, Tigers and Leopards, Chital,
Dhole Panther, Sloth Bear, Python, Barking deer, Four-Hourned- Antelope,
Otter, Crocodiles (mugger), giant flying squirrel, Sambhar, Hyena, Wild Dog,
Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Jackal, Hare, Porcupine and Mangoose.
Birds in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The Birds listed in this sanctuary and Wildlife Safari are peacock-our national bird, grey
jungle fowl, Malabar whistling thrush, large racket-tailed dronge, the
shama, the magpie-robin, spotted babbler, small green barbet, green pigeons,
little brown dove, Malabar grey hornbill, bulbuls, mynahs etc.
of prey, eagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, falcons and king vulture are
predominant, birdies some migratory water birds.
More Wildlife Sanctuaries of Tamilnadu:
Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary
Mukkurthi National Park
Guindy National Park
Vedanthangal Water Birds Sanctuary
Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary
Indiara Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalakkadu Wildlife Sanctuary