Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is a blend of thick wood and pasture land with various flora and fauna. It is also serving as a prominent place for research and elephant Training center in Tamil Nadu, India.

Wild life Sanctuaries

There is an exigency to protect and watch animal varieties, specifically for use in the ecologically challenging tropical regions. The philosophy of plant scientists, try to explore the possibilities for the forest zones, which is needs to be more keenly adopted for the safety of earth's animal species.

There is some sense in consideration for preservation's sake, but loss of irreplaceable resources through unawareness, greed, or thoughtlessness should be evaded. It may be that animals have some value other than their inimitable qualities, but at the very least, adequate numbers should be conserved until we have time to find out.

Rapid human population growth and comparative poverty drop expectation that any countryside can lie idle when so many would be deprived of an opportunity just to stay alive. For the persistence of wild fauna, we must think about new and better ways to justify their future.

Still, in the isolated mountain forests animals are disturbed by hunting, exposed to the sicknesses of household cattle, and driven from their natural habitat by human invasion. Most animals out side of sanctuaries or wildlife reserves are threatened by farming development, dam schemes, human settlement, or large logging.

In India, large animal populations still exist in the larger sanctuaries such as Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Credit: ashwin kumar @ flickr under CC license.

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Prabhu B Doss @ flickr under CC license.

In India, wildlife sanctuaries have been assiduously fostered as ecotourism attractions. Mudumalai is one of the greatest wild life sanctuaries in India and is easily accessible from Ooty, Tamil Nadu. It is the focal point of observation of all kinds of tourist planners in the age of ecotourism development.

Two other wild life sanctuaries, Bandhipur in Karnataka and Wynad in Kerala are attached to Mudumalai. Nature has been generous in bestowing this sanctuary with densely forested hills, plateaus, green valleys, waterfalls, streams and wetlands. The wide-ranging vegetation and land meet the ecological necessities of different species residing in this safe haven.

Operating by the forest department of Tamil Nadu van or jeep, riding on an elephant is the best parts of visiting the sanctuary. This sanctuary is spread out over 320 sq km and is at an altitude of 885 meters. Buses plying between Mysore and Ooty stop at three points in the sanctuary.

Mudumalai is one place where a visitor can see with relative ease a single collection of more than 100 spotted deer or 70 to 80 gaurs. There are elephants, giant Malabar squirrels, thousands of butterflies, prehistoric mammals such as the scaly ant-eater, or pangolin, wild dogs etc.

The elephant camp at Theppakadu is one of the wonderful sights within the sanctuary. It is declared the more elephants have been born in captivity at this camp than anywhere else in the world. Elephant rides can be enjoyed in the deep forests.

These elephants are available now to carry four persons and the rental charges are fixed for a four-hour period. Courageous tourists can take a guide and trek around the sanctuary. Guests can move around the sanctuary in forest department vans which take eight people or on elephant back-four people.

Nearby Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Bandhipur sanctuary is placed in the state of Karnataka. It is distinguished for its wildlife and has numerous types of ecosystems, but temperate forest is dominant. Mysore is about 80 kilometers from this place, on the Ooty - Mysore highway. The widely seen mammals in the park include wild chital, langurs, Bengal tigers, giant squirrels and elephants. It is home for more than 200 species of birds including red-headed vultures, Indian vultures. Bandipur sanctuary supports a large population of endangered varieties like elephants, gaurs, Bengal tigers, bears, pythons, antelopes and dhole.

In Wynad, there is a natural animal shelter situated at the state of Kerala, India. It is the second endemic wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It is located on the way from Mysore, Karnataka to Sultan Battery, Kerala. A large variety of wild animals such as Bison, Indian elephant, deer and Bengal tiger are found here. There are quite a few rare bird species also present in this sanctuary. Specially, peacock is tending to be extremely conversant in this sanctuary. It is bequeathed with grassy green jungles and animals. It is also recognized as the 'Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary', this wildlife area contains some of the strange and vanishing species of both flora and fauna.

How to Get There:

Nearest Airport is Coimbatore. The rail station for Ooty is Mettupalayam near Coimbatore. Buses are available from Coimbatore to Ooty. There is an alternative way to Ooty from Mysore.

The average rain fall here is around 700 mm. a year. The southwestern monsoon brings plenty of rain continuing from April to June. Oct & Nov. also get some rain. Dec to June is the best time to visit Mudumalai Sanctuary. In the summer season, the sanctuary is closed. In mornings and the afternoons, there are official tours usually arranged, ensure fair sightseeing.

Mudumalai - Video

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Animals, Karnataka, Kerala, Mudumalai, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Sukkran, Tamil Nadu, Wild Life, Wildlife Sanctuary

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I am sukkran aka sukkran trichy, from Trichy, India. I am an online writer, blogger, writing for many publishing platforms.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
14th Aug 2013 (#)

wonderful piece sukkran written with so much heartfeltness...thank you

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

appreciate your support carolina.

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author avatar Trillionaire
14th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks, I enjoyed very much.

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

thanks my friend

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author avatar Chris
15th Aug 2013 (#)

They are such magnificent animals! It would be a shame if we lost them due to our own carelessness. I hope we find a way to protect both the elephants and their habitat.

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author avatar sukkran
15th Aug 2013 (#)

thank you chris. appreciate your visit and support.

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author avatar BrianRS
15th Aug 2013 (#)

You forget how big elephants can be. That video of the elephant standing over a car certainly provides a perspective. Nice article, as usual :-)

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

thanks brian. i am glad to meet you here.

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author avatar Patricia
15th Aug 2013 (#)

Nature shapshops such as your content and images here--present a harmony from which we humans can learn. Thank you, sukkran,

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

really appreciate your support patricia.

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author avatar AJGodinho
15th Aug 2013 (#)

Very informative and interesting article featuring Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. It's good to see that some of these animal sanctuaries are still being maintained.

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

thank you aj. grateful for your visit and comment.

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Aug 2013 (#)

I have visited the Madumalai sanctuary so many times. Its close to Coimbatore where eh Air force Admin college is situated. Its a lovely place. two decades back shot a Nilgai there. I am now sorry for it.

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

thank you very much madan. glad to know that you already visited this wonderful place.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Aug 2013 (#)

Just wonderful sukkan, thank you...:0)

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author avatar sukkran
19th Aug 2013 (#)

thanks delicia.

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author avatar Rose*
24th Nov 2014 (#)

I had no idea there were so many animal sanctuaries in India

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