Masinagudi is a small town located near the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The sanctuary is a full stretched forest ranging from Bandipur to Mudumalai. The green valley of Masinagudi along with its green lush forests makes it a great holiday retreat. As you drive through, you can witness all kind of wilderness roaming around. Most often it will be elephants or deer, wild buffalo, squirrel, peacock etc.
Masinagudi has become a travel hub, especially for youngsters. This is mainly because of the adventure it offers. People who wish to taste the beauty of the forest or a wildlife photographer can also plan a trip to Masinagudi without a second thought. It’s a heaven for wildlife photographers since these forests have a vast variety of fauna.
A spot which should be included in your travel list to Masinagudi is Theppakad elephant camp. Here, visitors are allowed only when the feeding time of elephants. That is from 8:30 to 9 in the morning and from 4 to 5:30 in the evening. Theppakad is situated where Ooty- Mysore road meets Masinagudi road. Also, there is a reserve forest which is part of the Mudumalai National Park.
The most interesting thing is the route, where riders would absolutely love the rides through the narrow roads running beneath the lush green forest canopy. The Gudallur – Mudumala – Masinagudi route is enthusiastic with its climbs and downs, hairpin curves, the long stretch of forests either sides and the expected and unexpected natural delights. Masinagudi – Ooty route can also be tried, if you like such thrilling rides. But it is really adventurous and dangerous as well and so it requires mindfulness and patience.
If you are ready to spend a few more hours, another mesmerizing sight is waiting there in Karnataka border. Ride 40 kilometres from the border to Gundelpett, there you’ll witness an eternity of flower carpet. The yellow delight of sunflowers will make your eyes and mind bright.
Pack your backpacks and ready to witness all those glories of nature in Masinagudi. You can take any of the two routes from Kerala; Wayanad – Gudallur route and Pattambi – Gudallur route. From Bangalore, try Mandya – Mysore route that will take 250 kilometres till Masinagudi. Where ever you are, if you really want to escape into nature, pave your path and just rush in. So much beyond words is waiting in the dark and bright sides of Masinagudi.