Nestled on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills, Mudumalai is one of the most sought after tourist destination of Tamil Nadu. Mudumalai is bestowed with fascinating greenery, gushing rivers, cascades, and rich wildlife. The salubrious climate of Mudumalai attracts people from different part of the globe independent of the season. Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is an integral part of Nilgiri biosphere reserve and contagious to Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. Mudumalai serves as a corridor between other important protected areas and this makes Mudumalai an essential part of Nilgiri biosphere reserve. Mudumalai shares border with Kerala as well as Karnataka, this peculiarity makes the place so popular and accessible to many people. If you have plans to visit Mudumalai a two-three days trip is more preferred since you can also visit several other tourist spots like Wayanad, Bandipur, and Ooty. There are luxurious resorts settled amidst the captivating greenery of rainforest to stay at Mudumalai.
- Jungle lodging at Mudumalai
To run away from the hustle and bustle of city life you should definitely go for a family trip to a tranquil place. A pristine forest will never fail to bring you eternal peace. There are different types of accommodations available inside the forest and this includes hilltop cottages, jungle log houses, valley view cabins, and luxurious Kenyan tents. Night camping in a tent in the middle of a forest surrounded by animals is an adventurous and a reviving experience.
- Jungle safari at Mudumalai National park
Mudumalai national park is an ideal home to rare species of flora and fauna. It is the best and safe place for spotting endangered and vulnerable animal and bird species in their natural habitat. The rare species include Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, white-rumped vulture, long-billed vulture, Indian elephant, and others.
- Mountain trekking
Trekking places in Mudumalai are best for beginners as well as experts in mountain trekking. The picturesque beauty of the place is the best ingredient to enhance the thrill of trekking. Tourist guide service is available in restaurants and guides will help you to visit best places in best time.
- Elephant safari
You can hire an elephant from Theppakkadu elephant camp for elephant safari and you can also play with calves in the camp.
- Visit Pykara Lake
Pykara is an isolated and serene lake located amidst a deep dark forest. The captivating beauty of the dam, lake, falls and the forest calls you back to the place. Boat and trekking facilities are available near the lake.
- Waterhole visit
In Mudumalai, you have the opportunity to safely observe the movements animal wandering in the wild. You can also enjoy the beauty of observing groups of animals drinking water from the waterholes.
- Visit the plantation
Every traveller will have a never-ending love for the sprawling tea and coffee plantation. In Mudumalai, you can cycle through the plantation in the early misty morning with your loved ones.
- Bird watching
Mudumalai is rich with numerous bird species and guided bird watching is one of the best things that you can do at Mudumalai. There are 350 bird species including sedentary and migratory birds. The birds listed in this sanctuary are Peacock, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spur Fowl, Grey Partridge Quails, Spotted Babbler, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Magpie-robin, Large Racket-Tailed Dronge, Small Green Barbet, Green Pigeons, Grey Hornbill, Bulbuls, etc.
- Adventurous tasks inside the jungle
Resorts in Mudumalai are well equipped with many adventures to give you adrenalin bump and enjoy your time with your family. There are several adventurous tasks like Coracle ride, Kayaking, Zipline, monkey crawling, floating bridge and hammock climbing.