Mudumalai is an ideal elephant habitat with thick forests of teak and eucalyptus, and dense groves of bamboo.

The sanctuary also has large herds of gaur, sambhar, barking deer, wild dog, Nilgiri langur, bonnet monkey, wild boar, four-horned antelope and the rare tiger and leopard, as well as smaller mammals and many birds and reptiles.

What to see

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Wild dog, Gaur, Elephant, Chital, Sambar, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Wild boar, Bonnet maeaque, Common langur, Giant squirel, Flying squirrel.

Birds: Malabar trogan, Malabar grey hornbill, Malabar great black woo pecker, Crested hawk eagle, Crested serpent eagle, Common scops owl, Til cared Owl, Harbets, Mynas, Parakeet Cuckoos

Themoyar Waterfalls; Ombetta Swamp; Theppakadu Elephant Camp.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is in Coimbatore (19 km)

Rail: The nearest railhead is in Ootacamund (64 km).

Road: Motorable roads connect Mudumalai to Mysore, Ootacamund, Coonoor etc.

General information

Temperature varies from 30 Deg.C to 14 Deg.C Rainfall: 300 cm. (October-November) Best Time to visit: March to June & September-October

Excursions