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Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu
Coverage area : 567-Sq-Km
Main attractions : Project Tiger Reserve
Best time to visit : October to January
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-- By rail : The nearest railway station to reach Kalakad sanctuary is Cheranmadevi (20-km) and to reach  Mundanthurai sanctuary is Ambasamudram (6-km).
-- By air : The nearest airports to these sanctuaries are Madurai (200-km) and Trivandrum (140-km).
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The Mundanthurai wildlife sanctuary is situated 42-km from Tirunelveli, it boasts of dry deciduous to tropical wet evergreen forest patches of pure reeds. This sanctuary covers an area of 567-sq-kms. There is nothing to differentiate this sanctuary from that of Kalakad, except the absence of Elephant and the Gaur.

Fauna :
Though this sanctuary is a Project Tiger reserve, one can likely to sight other animals like Leopard, Sambar, Sloth Bear and Chital apart from a wide variety of Indian Primates including Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur, Nilgiri Langur and Lion-tailed Macaque. The best time to visit Mundanthurai is between October and January. It is a Lion tailed Macaque's preserve. Tiger, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Flying Squirrel, Pangolin are some of the major inhabitants of this sanctuary.


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