About Mudumalai WildLife Sanctuary

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Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park is situated at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka on the North Eastern Slopes of the Nilgiris part of Western Ghats descending to the Mysore Plateau. An erstwhile game reserve, Mudumalai was declared a wildlife sanctuary with a 62 sq KM area in the early 1940 by the then Madras Presidency. With Bandipur Tiger Reserve (Karnataka) in the north, and Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala) in the west the region forms a single, continuous viable habitat for a varied range of wildlife and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. While Mudumalai’s western half receives the southwest monsoon, the eastern tracts receive therelatively gentler north-east monsoon which results in a diversity of vegetation types and typical migration of herbivores.

• Wildlife Sanctuaries
• National Parks
• Tiger Reserve
• Bird Sanctuaries
• Conservation Reserve
• Biosphere Reserve
• Zoological Park
• Crocodile Farm


The sanctuary has an area of 321 Sq. KM with 108 sq.KM of National Park area.
It lies within 11o 30’ N to 11o 42’ N and 76o 30’ E to 76o 45’ E.
Rainfall ranges from 800 - 2000mm. Temperature varies from 14o C to 33o C.
Altitude ranges from 100’ MSL to 1200’ MSL.


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Mudumalai is organized with well-planned paths and is best explored by jeep or open vans. Several trails skirt waterholes where exciting animal activity can be watched.
Climate is generally equable throughout the year. It is cooler between November and February and warm between March and May. Temperature ranges from 15oC-35oCBest time to Visit
It is February to May and September to October. The clear days from late January to early April are rewarding for wildlife enthusiasts.


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Good accommodations are available. Bookings for visit and accommodation are done at Office of Wildlife Warden, Ooty.