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Crocodile Park

Rom and Zai Whitaker established the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger .

Guindy National Park

The 2.70 km² CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in 1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai
Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park
This Marine park of Mannar spreads along 560 Km stretch between Rameswaram and Tuticorin. It is lying within the Bio Sphere of Mannar
Mukkurthi National Park
Short 45 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam, martenspread over an area 79 km on the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau.

Mudumalai Sanctuaries

safariMudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary : It is located at an elevation of 1140 mts at the tri point junction of the States of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. First of its kind to be set up in India and forms a part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Park. It's area is around 321 Sq.Kms. Tropical Evergreen Forest, moist Deciduous Forest, moist Teak Forest, dry Teak Forest and secondary Grassland Swamps are found here.

It is an exciting place to see animals like Tiger, Panther, Elephant, Gaur, Mouse deer, Sloth bear , Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Blackbuck, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Four-horned Antelope (Chowsingha), Wild Dog, Striped Hyena, Small Indian Civet , Wild Boar, Porcupine, Slender Lories and so on. Tigers are largely elusive but leopards on the move are frequently seen. Ombetta vayal, a swampy area is mid way between upper Kargudi and Mudumalai Game Hut is a place to lookout for Elephant and Bison.

The Sanctuary is well connected by National Highway. All buses plying from Mysore to Udhagamandalam stops at the Reception Centre at Theppakkadu. Theppakkadu Elephant Camp established in 1972 is a big attraction of Mudumalai Sanctury. It is also approachable from Udhagamandalam by two different routes: One is 36 Kms via Kalhatty with 36 hairpin bends through natural forests and the other is 67 Kms via Gudalur. Sanctuary can also be approached travelling 90 Kms by road from Mysore. Nearest Railway Stations are Udhagamandalam 67 Kms and Mysore 90 Kms. For accommodation and more details about the Theppakkadu Camp, please Contact: Reception Range Officer, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary on Phone No:0423-526235.

Other Information

Location In the Nilgiris district 67 kms from Ootacamund on the Ooty- Mysore Road.
Area 321 Sq Kms    
Forest type Primarily moist deciduous.   Tends to become the dry deciduous variety towards Bandipur.   Mainly mixed forests with bamboos.
Animals found   Elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, dhole pather, tiger, sloth bear, Python, barking deer, four-horned antelope, common langur,  Otter, crocodiles and a variety of birds and reptiles.
Annual rainfall About 2300 mm.
Nearest airport Coimbatore is 160 kms away.
Nearest                        Railway station Udhagamandalam is 64 kms away. Mysore is 95 kms away .
Best season Throughout the year (Except June to August)
Accommodation Forest Rest Houses at Abhayaranyam, Kargudi, Masinagudi, and Teppakadu.  Catering arrangements are available.
Other facilities Motor Vehicles and riding elephants are available for hire.
For more details The Wildlife Warden, Mahalingam Buildings, Coonoor Road, Udhagamandalam - 643 001. This forms part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, which is the   first biosphere reserve formed in India.  The Biosphere reserve portion extends to the adjoining states of Kerala and Karnataka also. The 2537.6 sq. kms of NBR in Tamil Nadu  covers all  the  forests  of  the  Nilgiris  district  and  a  part of Coimbatore and Periyar districts.