Mudumalai National Park
The area is also being termed as Madumalai Tiger Reserve due to the presence of around 48 tigers in the Nilgiri Reserve across which tigers are free to roam. In April 2007, the Tamil Nadu state government declared Mudumalai as a Tiger Reserve, under the section 38V of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, in an effort to conserve the country's dwindling Tiger populations. Afterward, about 350 families living in the core area have been evicted from the park bringing 1 million rupee ($20,800) as compensation. Those residing in the 5 km of buffer area around the park were in fear that they too will be evicted but as a matter of pleasure nobody were dislodged from the buffer zone. In fact, some people in this zone were kept involved in the project as trackers and guides to enhance their income through ecotourism.
Flora and fauna
There are a variety of flora and fauna. Few of the snaps are being added.
Climate is pretty much similar to Ooty
The nearest city is Gudalur
Its good to have your own vehicle. and other choices are to get a four wheel for hire
Visit Needle rock view point, frog hill view point, chandanamalai temple and spices gardens, genepool garden, nature trek, enjoy the panoramic sceneries.
You can go for an elephant safari there and also have a jungle safari organised by the forest department
You can volunteer at local animal welfare charity IPAN, staying at their project or nearby in Masinagudi town .
Spices, tea dust, coffee powder, handicrafts Hill products, honey, Eucalyptus oils Jackfruit, mango
For a pure vegetarian people, there are some problem.
Bull elephants are a problem around Masinagudi. So be carefull when trekking around.