Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuary, one of the important conservation spots, is located in the Nilgiri district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, India. The densely forested Mudumalai is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve and also part of a larger reserve that includes Wayanad in Kerala and Bandipur in Karnataka. Created in 1940, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary was the first of its kind in South India.
Sprawling across an area of 321 sq. km, Mudumalai, is a green enclosure of thick wooded hills, high plateaus, deep valleys, gurgling rivers and milky waterfalls and an interesting place to travel lovers. It is home to the wild elephants, tiger, leopard, hyena, sloth bear, sambar, chital, giant flying squirrel, bonnet macaque and langurs. It is also a bird watcher’s paradise with around 200 species of birds among which is the crested hawk eagles, Malabar Trogon, several species of owls and buzzards. Nights in April are made enchanting by the light of millions of glow worms The best way to travel and explore the sanctuary is by a jungle safari either as an elephant ride or a jeep safari. An elephant camp Theppakadu is also situated within the sanctuary.