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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wildlife in Tamilnadu : Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park - 51

Guys Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is about 60 kms. away from Ooty (Now known as Udhagamandalam). This sanctuary is spread over 321 sq. kms.

The vegetation is varied and the fauna includes elephants, gaur, bonnet macaque, common langur, tigers and leopards, chital, dhole, panther, sloth bear, python, barking deer, four-horned antelope, otter, crocodiles (mugger), giant flying squirrel, sambar, hyena, wild dog, wild boar, mouse beer, spotted deer, jackal, hare, porcupine and mongoose.

The birds listed in the sancuary are peacok, grey jungle fowl, red spur fowl, grey partridge quail, goggoel-eyed plover, malabar whistling thrush, large racket tailed drongo, shama, margpie-robin, spotted babbler, small green barbet, green pigeons, little brown dove, Malbar grey hornbill, bulbuls, mynahs, etc. Among birds of prey, eagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, falcons and king vultures are predominant besides some migratory waterbirds.

When to visit: September to May

Where to stay:

Hotel Tamilnadu (TDC Ltd.), Forest Guest House, Abhayaranyam, Kargudi, Masinagudi and Theppakkadu with catering arrangements.

How to get there:

By Air:

Coimbture (160 kms) is the nearest airport.

By Rail:

Ooty (66 kms.) and Mysore (95 kms) are the nearest stations.

By Road:

NH passes through the sanctuary, one has to stop at Theppakkadu. From Ooty (base camp at Parson's Valley), you can trek to this sanctuary and the Mukkurthi National Park.

Contact:

The Wildlife Warden, Mahalingam Buildings, Coonoor Road, Udhagamandalam - 643001, Tel. : 0423 - 444098

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03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
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06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
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