Mudumalai national park. The Mudumalai park and Wildlife Sanctuary is also a declared tiger reserve. It is on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-west of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu, India. It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala. The 5 ranges of sanctuary are Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota.
The protected area is home to many endangered and vulnerable species including Indian elephant , Bengal tiger , gaur and Indian leopard. Since there are a minimum of 266 species of birds within the sanctuary, including critically endangered Indian white-rumped vulture and long-billed vulture. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 square kilometers but including all of Mudumalai park. Therefore it is under the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
The Mysore-Ooty highway passes through the forest. The image shows KSRTC buses passing through the park at Theppakadu
The Tamil Nadu government declared Mudumalai to be a tiger reserve in april 2007, under section 38V of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, in an effort to conserve the country’s dwindling tiger populations. Therefore, about 350 families living in the core area and given INR 10 Lacs compensation.
Nobody are going to be dislodged from the buffer zone. In fact, some people during this zone will become trackers and guides to reinforce their income through eco-tourism. Continuance of ‘Project Tiger’ in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve for FY 2010/11. National Tiger Conservation Authority approved at the worth of INR 4 Crores on 16 September 2010.
There are three main sorts of forest within the sanctuary: tropical moist deciduous occur within the western Benne Block, where rainfall is above within the other blocks. Tropical dry deciduous forest occurs within the middle and southern tropical dry thorn forests are within the east.
In addition there are patches of tropical semi-evergreen forest within the southwest and western a part of Mudumalai. Tree species during this habitat include Casseria ovoides, Litsea mysorensis, Cinnamomum malabatrum and Olea dioca.
Ooty Lake & Boat Club
Tea Factory & Museum
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamaraj Sagar / Sandynalla Reservoir & Pine Forest
Pykara Dam & Reservoir