Ranked 1 among Places to Visit in Madumalai
Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
It was established way back in 1940 and was the first national park of Southern India. You can expect to see a variety of animals here including tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals.
The crested hawk-eagle, the crested serpent eagle, the Malabar Trojan, and the Malabar grey hornbill are also spotter here and hence many bord watchers flock to Mudumalai National Park.
Given the proximity of this park to the Bandipur National Park, in spite of lying in separate states, the two are usually visited together.
Recently declared as a tiger reserve, this wildlife sanctuary is situated on the banks of River Moyar, and on the north-western side of the Nilgiri hills. Home to the huge herds of elephants for which it is famous, tigers, leopards, gaurs, hyenas, sloth bears, sambars, mouse deer and wild animals are also seen here. Various reptiles like crocodiles, pythons, turtles etc are found here. This park is known for its avian population, consisiting of resident as well as migratory birds like hawk eagles, scops owls, brown dove, black woodpecker, king vultures, falcons etc. Tropical evergreen forests are maintained here, along with mosit mixed deciduous, dry teak and grasslands.
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