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Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : 65-km From Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu.
Coverage area : 321-Sq-Kms.
Main attractions : Chital (spotted deer), Tiger
Best time to visit : February to June.
Accommodation : Within the sanctuary is an elephant camp called  "Theppakadu", where there is a rest house
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : The sanctuary is located at a distance of 65-km from  Udhagamandalam railway station and 95-km from Mysore station.  
-- By air : The nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 160-km away.
-- By road : 
Nearby excursions : 
Nearby cities : Udhagamandalam 

In the luxuriantly forested foothills of the Nilgiris,this 321 sq km sanctuary is part of a much larger reserve (3000 sq km) which includes Bandipur and Wayanad in neighbouring Karnataka and Kerala. 

Flora :
The vegetation is quite varied in this region. The hilly terrain of the Western Ghats, clothed in dense mixed and moist deciduous forests, make Mudumalai (the ancient hills) a most attractive wildlife reserve. Bamboos (Bambusa Arundinacea) Natural teak (Tectona Grandis), Anogeissus latifolia, Terminalia, Crenulata/Terminalia Tomontosa, Grewia, and blooming trees like Indian Labumusum, Aredesia, Solanancea are some of the flora.

Fauna :
The fauna include Elephants, Gaur, Banner, Macaque, Common Langur, Tigers, Leopards, Chital, Panther, Sloth Bear, Python, Barking Deer, Four Horned Antelope, Otter, Crocodiles (Mugger), Giant Flying Squirrel, Sambar, Hyena, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Jackal, Hare, Porcupine and Mongoose.


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