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Mudumalai National Park

The Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park at Mudumalai has now been declared a Tiger Reserve. On the north western fringe of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, Coimbatore, on the borders of the three indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

The Mudumalai Tiger Reserve had developed into an integral habitat due to its favourable location. It is surrounded by other reserves and sanctuaries and forms a vital link between the Bandipur / Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park and Segur plateau also connected to the Sathyamangalam / BRT Wildlife Sanctuary all forming part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Deciduous trees shed their leaves during the summer and blossom and come monsoon the forest bursts with fruits and greens thus making the Mudumalai National Park one of the most picturesque in the world.

Herds of elephants, primates like the Gray langur and Bonnet Macaque, tiger, Leopard, Dhole, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Soth Bear, Gaur, Sambar, Deer, Chital, Indian Muntjac, Spotted Chevrotain, Wild Boar, peacock. Indian Giant Squirrel and the Red Giant Flying Squirrel are native to this biosphere

Its best to come to Mudumalai National Park via road as the Mysore Ooty highway runs close to its boundaries. The closest airport is Coimbatore, and rail head is Udhagamandalam. Various guest houses with modern amenities can be availed of most offer budget accommodation. Night Safaris in jeeps with open tops are a great tourist attraction and are organized frequently by resorts and guides. However resorts with electric fences hinder animal migration to a great extent.