Mudumalai National Park Ooty – Wildlife Tourism in India – Know About amazing world of wildlife in Tamil Nadu, India

Mudumalai National Park, a reserve forest that links Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala is often considered as the extension of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Mudumalai National Park situated on northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills at road distance 60 Odd Km from the popular Hill station Ooty, in the Tamil Nadu.
On the Mudumalai National Park tour visitors need not to worry about the accommodation as at various location cottage accommodation is provided by the forest department, advance booking facility is available, beside that there are many resorts and hotels to take care of your stay on wildlife safari of Mudumalai National Park.
Kallatty falls, The Elephant Feeding Camp and Pykara Lake along with Museum near the Elephant feeding camp are the some of the prime tourist attractions of Mudumalai National Park. A long stretch of 321 Sq. Km of Tropical moist-deciduous and dry-deciduous vegetation dotted with Elephant grass, Bamboo, valuable timber like Teak, Rosewood, Mathi, Vengai, Venteak and many flowering trees have a core area of 108 Sq. Km as the national Park.
Mudumalai National Park is accommodating rich biodiversity as this reserve forest land is accommodating 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians, 34 species of reptiles, 227 species of birds and 55 species of mammals.
Major Mammalians found in the Mudumalai National Park includes The Asian elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Hyena , Jackal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Mouse Deer, Wild Boar, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Porcupine, Giant Flying Squirrel, Bonner Macaque, Barking Deer, Four-horned Antelope and Langurs.
Mudumalai National Park is also hot favorite of the bird watcher as 227 bird species are nestling here. Some of the prime bird species found in Mudumalai Park are Crested hawk-eagle, Crested serpent eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Jerdon’s Baza, Bonelli’s Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Mottled Wood Owl and Brown Hawk Owl, Hornbills, Golden Oriole, Chloropsis, Paradise flycatcher, Golden-backed Woodpecker Malabar Great Black Woodpecker, Blue-winged Parakeet, Fairy bluebird, Jungle fowl Racket-tailed Drongo, Peacock, Red Spurfowl, Grey Francolin, Painted Spurfowl, Painted Bush Quail, White-bellied Woodpecker, Lesser Yellownape, Golden Woodpecker, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Emerald Dove, Green Imperial Pigeon, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Alpine Swift, Black-hooded Oriole, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Grey-headed Bulbul, Forest Wagtail, Crimson-backed Sunbird and Loten’s Sunbird.
For the comfort of tourists Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari is there to catch the inner wildlife world of the Mudumalai National Park.


Vital Tourist Information : Mudumalai National Park

Location :
Mudumalai National Park situated on northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills at road distance 60 Odd Km from the popular Hill station Ooty, in the Tamil Nadu.


City : Ooty


State : Tamil Nadu [India]


Region : South India


Weather & Climate :
Here you will pleasant climate through out the year.


Temperature :
Summer: Min. 22°C Max. 37°C
Winter: Min. 19°C Max. 32°C


Tourist Season :
Weather of the Mudumalai allows tourist visits at any time in the year but still October to May months are considered as the tourist season of Mudumalai National Park.
Summer is considered as the best time for spotting Tiger. Do remember Mudumalai is now also declared as Tiger Reserve and there are 48 tigers in the Nilgiri Reserve.


Basic Travel Info :
This is advisable to club your wildlife safari of Mudumalai National Park with travel to Ooty popular hill resort of south India. As if you don't get accommodation at park Ooty is the best place to stay and besides that Ooty is the nearest railway station for the Mudumalai.


Accommodation :
Forest department is providing cottage accommodation and there are few resorts and hotels also. You can also stay at Ooty.


Spoken Languages :
Tamil - English - Hindi


Dining / Food Facility :
This area is famous for for Chettinad cuisine, spiciest and most aromatic cuisine in the country. Here visitors can also get Indian, Chinese and south Indian cuisines and snacks.


Static & Biographical [Flora & Fauna] Info : Mudumalai National Park


Area : 108 Sq. Km


Forest Type :
Tropical moist-deciduous and dry-deciduous vegetation dotted with Elephant grass, Bamboo, valuable timber like Teak, Rosewood, Mathi, Vengai, Venteak and many flowering trees.


Animals :
Barking Deer - Bonner Macaque - Chital - Four-horned Antelope - Gaur - Giant Flying Squirrel - Hyena - Jackal - Langurs - Leopard - Mouse Deer - Porcupine - Sambar - Sloth Bear - Stripe-necked Mongoose - The Asian elephant - Tiger - Wild Boar


Birds :
Alpine Swift - Besra - Black Eagle - Black-headed Cuckooshrike - Black-hooded Oriole - Blue-winged Parakeet - Bonelli's Eagle - Changeable Hawk Eagle - Chestnut-headed Bee-eater - Chloropsis - Crested Goshawk - Crested hawk-eagle - Crested serpent eagle - Crimson-backed Sunbird - Emerald Dove - Fairy bluebird - Forest Wagtail - Golden Oriole - Golden Woodpecker - Golden-backed Woodpecker Malabar Great Black Woodpecker - Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Green Imperial Pigeon - Grey Francolin - Grey-bellied Cuckoo - Grey-headed Bulbul - Hornbills - Indian Cuckoo - Jerdon's Baza - Jungle fowl Racket-tailed Drongo - Lesser Yellownape - Loten's Sunbird - Mottled Wood Owl and Brown Hawk Owl - Oriental Honey-buzzard - Painted Bush Quail - Painted Spurfowl - Paradise flycatcher - Peacock - Pompadour Green Pigeon - Red Spurfowl - Streak-throated Woodpecker - White-bellied Woodpecker


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Kallatty falls, The Elephant Feeding Camp and Pykara Lake along with Museum near the Elephant feeding camp are the some of the prime tourist attractions of Mudumalai National Park.


Interesting Information :
On the wildlife safari of Mudumalai National Park tourist can go on excursion of Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Wayanad Sanctuary [ Protect forest for elephants].


How To Reach Mudumalai National Park Tamil Nadu [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Theppakkadu the entrance to Mudumalai is at road distance of 67 Km from Ooty which is the nearest railway station for the train Journey to Mudumalai National Park. Other near by rail heads are Coimbatore [130 KM] and Erode [160 KM] which are connected to other cities on the broad gauge rail tracks.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Mudumalai is on the National Highway connecting Mysore & Ooty. For the adventure lovers there is road journey route of 36 KM with 36 Hair pin turns between the Ooty and Mudumalai other wise the road distance on NH 67 is about 67 KM.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Coimbatore is the nearest airport for air journey to Mudumalai National Park.


Local Transportation :
Elephant Safari & Jeep Safari