MUDUMALAI

Mudumalai - Ooty Tourist spot

Forest 7.00 am - 9.00 am, 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm Rs. 15/- per adult 22 Tips

Timing :

             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 
 
Tourist Places near by :  Pine Forest (36km), Pykara (34km), 6th Mile (30km), 9th Mile (35km)
 
 
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

 

 

22 Reviews and Tips

Ganesh
1/3/2018 3:56:02 AM

The forest around the Mudumalai park is an excellent one. However, the safari must be improved. Unlike Bandipur, the safari ride was a very short bumpy one. We did not spot any animals around the park. There is also no online booking facility for the safari

Rejeena
11/29/2017 12:21:41 AM

I went with my friends to Mudumalai National Park.It was an excellent experience.Open Jeep safari is available. We saw lots of elephants and deer.Feeding the Elephants is an awesome experience.Go earlier before 11 AM to park in order to enjoy the safari ride. If you reach after 1 PM, chances of missing the safari are more.

Samitha
10/27/2017 3:53:03 AM

The journey to Mysore via Mudumalai National Park was a memorable experience. We saw some wild animals including Deer, Elephant and etc., It is better to avail cab so that you can stop the vehicles and take the snaps of the wild animals on the way.

Samitha
10/27/2017 3:53:03 AM

The journey to Mysore via Mudumalai National Park was a memorable experience. We saw some wild animals including Deer, Elephant and etc., It is better to avail cab so that you can stop the vehicles and take the snaps of the wild animals on the way.

Renny
9/28/2017 2:09:11 AM

Take your own car to visit Madhumalai forest. Some of them told that the normal car doesn't go and we have to take a jeep but its a regular road that any car can go on. There we saw many animals including Deer, Elephant, Peacock, and Monkeys.

Radwin
8/14/2017 12:30:17 AM

There are two good Wildlife sanctuaries Mudumalai & Bandipur which are located one after the other & therefore it is a benefit for wildlife lovers choosing one of them. Safari ride is available here.We hired Zoom car & drove to these places and hence had the liberty to drive around & spot animals.

Ivana
6/27/2017 2:04:28 AM

Mudumalai is the best place to visit with family and friends.One can spot so many wild animals including elephants, deer, bear and tiger in safari ride.

POOJA MISHRA
6/18/2017 11:34:47 PM

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Lalith Aditya
3/13/2017 11:43:28 PM

Mudumalai is a must place to inflict by wildlife enthusiast. The best time to visit in the early morning or night so as to sight animals. There are an elephant ride and forest safari ride which take inside the forest at a nominal rate.The ride is for one and a half and hour with a forest department vehicle.The road to this place is closed from 6 pm to 6 am to Thepakadu from Ooty. There are many cottages near to this tourist spot.

Vignesh
2/15/2017 11:45:40 PM

The drive to this National park from any side might be Mysore, Coimbatore or Ooty is too good. You can spot the animals like Sambhar, Langurs, cheetah, peacocks, Deer etc. If you are lucky you can spot tigers. A must place to visit if you are a wildlife enthusiast. The early morning ride is always good as you might get chances to spot more animals.

Radwin
1/17/2017 11:38:03 PM

The drive is around 100km from Ooty to this National park. Only the forest department vehicles are allowed inside.Private jeeps are available but please don't opt for that it's just a waste of money. Here you can spot a lot of samba deer, Elephants, peacocks. Best place to visit with your kids.

Ashwini
12/28/2016 11:59:49 PM

Mudumalai national park has lots of Animals. You can easily spot Deer, Elephants, Bisons, Monkeys and different type of birds including Peacock if you travel through Masinagudi to Ooty or Masinagudi to Gundlpet road. You can also do an Elephant or Van safari at Morning and evening times. One of the must place to visit in Nilgiris.

Raghavi
11/3/2016 3:56:33 AM

Mudumalai is one of the best places to visit when you are on the way from Ooty to Mysore or vice versa. The spot is very scenic. If you are lucky you can spot Tiger otherwise you can spot the animals like Elephant, deer, Bisons etc.There are many hotels and restaurants near this place.Best place for adventure seekers and nature lovers.

Ishwarya
10/6/2016 12:26:53 AM

Mudumalai National park is worth inflicting to enjoy the scenic beauty. The elephant and deer are the most common animals you can find. Please don't stop vehicles in a jungle which will put people on road in danger. Best time to visit is Early morning or late evening when you can see a lot of animals.

Deepa
8/24/2016 2:53:11 AM

Mudumalai Safari gives thrilling experience. The Safari is conducted by the forest department people by their vehicle. You can spot Deer, Elephant, Peacocks and rare birds if you are lucky. But spotting Tiger is very rare.Best time to visit is Early Morning and Evening times when safari will be conducted.

Sivasairam
8/19/2016 3:18:55 AM

Mudumalai forest is a dense forest surrounded by lush green with plenty of vegetation. Spotting animals in Mudumalai is based on the luck. On safari ride could be able to see only a few animals like deer, elephants, bison, birds etc. The drive through the forest will be a feast for the eyes. Go for early safari so that it gives a chance to find more animals.

Vasanth
6/22/2016 1:15:14 AM

It takes 2 hours to reach Mudumalai from Ooty. Everyday Jungle safari is conducted by the forest department at Morning and evening times.You can spot a deer, Bison, Peacock and birds in Mudumalai but you can spot wildlife animals rarely.Morning safari is better than evening when you can spot more animals and birds.The drive to Mudumalai is amazing and gives a different experience.For Wild Lovers and Photographic lovers, it is one of the best places to visit in Ooty.

Ananya
6/2/2016 2:07:45 AM

Mudumalai is one well-known tourist spot. At Mudumalai bus rides and elephant rides are available.The bus safari ride is Rs 135 per head. The ride will be there for 45 minutes.Strictly avoid the private jeep safari they would cost you more nearly Rs 700. The elephant camp with feeding timings at 9 am and 6 pm is really worth a visit with kids.

Aditya
3/2/2016 11:46:55 PM

When you visit Mudumalai or Masinagudi, Moyar river is one of the best places that you need to visit. You can rent a jeep from Masinagudi or Mudumalai to this spot. On the drive, you can spot many wild animals. The best time to drive is early morning or evening so that you can spot the many animals. Many wild animals will come to drink water in the river.

Ramya
2/2/2016 10:36:20 PM

Mudumalai one of the attractive tourist spot and good for animal lovers. Both jungle safari and elephant safari are available through the forest department. In jungle both jeep and van safaris are available. Jeep safari can accommodate only six at a time. The van safari can accommodate 25 at a time. Elephant safari is a 40 minutes ride.Bookings are done at the Ooty forest office and most of the tickets are sold at Mudumalai Theppakadu reception center. Maximum 4 people in one elephant. The best time to visit is Feb - May and Sep - Oct.

Kavin
12/14/2015 2:40:25 AM

In Mudumalai Elephant Safari, Forest patrol van Safari, Elephant Feeding Camp are the main attractions here. Safari rides are available only in morning 7 am to 10 am and then in evening 3 pm to 6 pm.The government operates a van safari for 45 minutes it would cost you 135 / head.There are also many private jeeps, they charge you around 750 -1000 / trip for 1 hour.

Surya
10/14/2015 4:06:59 AM

Mudumalai will give a memorable experience and key attraction in Mudumalai is a wildlife sanctuary.Trekking and Safari ride are must experienced things in Mudumalai.Before going to Mudumalai, get the details of Safari Ride Timing.Throughout the road, you can spot Peacock, Tiger, Elephant and different species of birds and animals.Don't come out of the vehicle unless the guide lets you to, because it is a dangerous thing and maintain silence.Taking a snap of animals and birds by sitting in vehicle and zooming it gives more safety.If you are a nature lover, it is the best place for you, don't miss to visit this sanctuary.

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