About Mudumalai National Park

Discover Incredible Mudumalai National Park

The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also a declared tiger reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-west of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu. It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala.

The sanctuary is divided into five ranges – Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota.

The protected area is home to several endangered and vulnerable species including Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard. There are at least 266 species of birds in the sanctuary, including critically endangered Indian white-rumped vulture and long-billed vulture.

Fact Sheet

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
District
Nilgiri
Established
1940
Area
 
Total
321 km2 (124 sq mi)
Elevation
1,266 m (4,154 ft)
Languages
 
Official
Tamil
Time zone
UTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest city
Gudalur 7 km (4.3 mi)
IUCN category
II
Core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Visitors Centre at Theppakadu
Governing body
Tamil Nadu Forest Dept
Visitation 2008
163,610
Entry fee
Rs.15 per adult 
(No private vehicles allowed in the sanctuary)
Climate
Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation
2,000 millimetres (79 in)
Avg. summer temperature
33 °C (91 °F)
Avg. winter temperature
14 °C (57 °F)

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