Van Safari - Morning: 06.30 AM to 09.00 AM, Evening: 03.30 PM to 06.00 PM,
Elephant Safari - Morning: 07.00 AM to 08.30 AM,Evening: 03.30 PM to 05.00 PM
Entrance Fees : No Fees
Camera Fees : Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 250
Things to do : Forest Safari Ride, Animal Spotting, Bird Watching
Other Fees : Van Safari: Rs.45 per person, for half an hour round trip, Maximum 25 people per Van
Elephant Safari:Rs.100 per person, Maximum 4 people per elephant. private jeep safari ride depends on bargaining
Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016
Scenic spots : Chief Minister’s Watchtower, the view point at Kargudi, the Ombetta Lake and the Safari Van rides on Sand Road, Circular Road, Manradiar Road
Moyar River: Running through the dense forest is a good place to see animals when they come to drink water from the river
Elephant Safari and Van Safari : Conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, depart from park headquarters at Theppakadu
The Elephant Feeding Camp :
Where you can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly for Eco-tourism
, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by public.
Museum : Near the Elephant feeding camp is where some animals who once lived in the Mudumalai Jungle are preserved
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve : Mudumalai National Park also a declared Tiger Reserve is the first wildlife sanctuary in southern India. It was established in the year 1940 and it covers about 60 kilometers. Now the area is extended upto 321 kilometers. Gray langur and the bonnet macaque are both living in the park. But you can also see fauna such as tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals. It is also home to different species of birds.Crested hawk-eagle, the crested serpent eagle, the Malabar Trojan, and the Malabar grey hornbill are some of them. The Moyar River and Nilgiri River flow through the reserve.The sanctuary received its name from the word ‘Mudumalai’ which means ‘situated on the first hill’. It is sorrounded by the tropical evergreen forest, shrub and swamp, moist teak forest, moist mixed deciduous, dry teak forest and secondary grassland. It is one of the main tourist destination spot.
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.
Season : Climate is generally equable throughout the year. It is cooler between November and February and warm between March and May.Temperature ranges from 15oC-35oC
Best 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.
Entry fee :
No private vehicle is allowed inside the Sanctuary