Mudhumalai Travel - Overview
Mudhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and the national Park lies on the north eastern slopes of Nilgiri range of the Western Ghats descending to Mysore plateau. The name mudumalai means “the ancient hill range” which is as old as over 65 million years, when Western Ghats was formed and positioned at the tri junction of Bandipur, Wyanad Sanctuaries and Ooty.
In recognition of its phenomenal bio-diversity with the floral, faunal and avi faunal riches, mudumalai forest was declared as sanctuary in 1927 by then rulers and became the one of the oldest sanctuaries in India. When biosphere reserves were declared by UNESCO, the area of 321 sq km of mudumalai wildlife sanctuary and national park formed the part of 5500 sq km Nilgiri biosphere reserve, which is again made a part of biosphere reserves of India.
Besides it’s floral diversity, it is also blessed with faunal varieties include animals like Tigers, Panthers, Elephants, Deer’s such as Sambar, spotted deer, barking and mouse deer ans Malabar Giant Squirrel, flying Squirrel etc.