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, Tamil Nadu

(Mudumalai is also known as Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary)
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State: Tamil Nadu
District: Nilgiri
Famous for/as: Wildlife
Languages: Tamil, English
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 22-37°C, Winter 19-32°C
Altitude: 1266 m
Pincode: 623704
STD code: 0423
Mudumalai is a city that is located in the southern portion of India on the northwest side of the Nilgiri Hills. Nilgiri means Blue Mountains, so it is possible to get a good idea of what the landscape looks like simply from the name of the location.

This area is well known for allowing people to see first hand some of the exotic animals that live in the area. In fact, most tourists come to Mudumalai solely because they want to experience the impressive and exotic creatures that live in India. Primates live in the area. The gray langur and the bonnet macaque are two of the notable primates that can be seen in the Mudumalai area. It is possible to see tigers, leopards, dholes, golden jackals, striped hyenas, sloth bears, and Asian elephants in this region as well.

Many interesting birds are also native to this area, making bird watching a very interesting possibility. In fact, numerous bird watchers flock to Mudumalai every year simply to see such fine bird specimens. The Malabar Trojan, the Malabar grey hornbill, the crested hawk, the crested serpent eagle, and the rare striped tit-babbler can all be seen frequenting this region.

Mudumalai is very popular largely because of the Mudumalai National Park that was established back in 1940. It is this national park that helps to protect all of the amazing wildlife that lives there so that vast numbers of people can travel there to simply experience personally witnessing the existence of amazing wildlife when on Ooty tour in Tamil Nadu.
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Travel within city

Mudumalai National Park is wild life sanctuary located in the Nilgiri Hills. The hills are known for its steep and curving hair pin bends which are difficult to negotiate. Many vehicles find it difficult to operate on these slopes and travel options are limited. Some of the options that are available to travel to Mudumalai and its surrounding areas are by jeep or by SUV hire from Ooty or Madurai. Some motor cycles may also be able to travel on these slopes however they are not recommended. Tour operators also offer buses from nearby villages.


Jeeps and Gypsies are the best option to travel around the forest tracks of the Nilgiri jungles. They are cheap and can be hired on a daily basis. Many jeeps can be found around the city center of Ooty. They charge approximately Rs 500 per day and relatively comfortable.


The nearest airport is at Madurai and travelers can hire cabs from the airport. They charge approximately Rs 3000 for SUV’s and Rs 2500 for Sedans. Some of the cab operators are,

Madurai Cabs, Phone No- 0452 3255606
Maria Cabs, Phone No- 0452 2602879

The nearest railway station is at Ooty and jeeps may be available from the station.


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