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.
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.