Mudumalai in a glance :
Coordinates: 11.6376° N, 76.5257° E
Mudumalai national park is declared as a tiger reserve and it lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 150 kilometres north-west of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu.
How to Reach Mudumalai:
By Air :
The nearest airport is in Coimbatore,160 Kms away. Coimbatore is well connected to all major cities of India.
By Rail :
The exciting journey to Ooty through railways, which is 64 km away is preferred for the travellers.
By Road :
A short trip from Gudalur (16-km), situated along the Udhagamandalam – Mysore highway can be preferred. it can also be reached from Mysore and Ooty as well. you can take a bus ride as there exists a regular bus service running from Mysore and Ooty.
Places to visit in Mudumalai:
Mudumalai National Park :
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It was established way back in 1940 and was the first national park of Southern India. You can expect to see a variety of animals here including tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals.
The Jungle Safari :
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A wonderful opportunity to see the wild up close and personal. The safari allows visitors to view various animals in their natural habitat. The safari can be on a jeep or a van.
Theppakadu Elephant Camp :
Source : https://www.mudumalaitigerreserve.com
Even though similar activities were carried out in this area since 1910 or even before, the ‘camp’ was officially established in 1972! The camp provides visitors with the wonderful experience of interacting with the elephants – bathing them, feeding them, etc.
What to Eat in Mudumalai :
Since this is a national park, you might not find elaborate or well laid out restaurants here and options tend to be somewhat limited, other than those attached to hotels, resorts and lodges. There will be small tea shacks in and around the area. It is advisable to carry your snacks (chips, cake, etc.) or make personal arrangements for your trip here, to be on the safer side.