How to Reach Mudumalai
Do you want to know how to reach Mudumalai? Yes it is really quite easy. The nearest airport from Mudumalai is in Coimbatore which lies at a distance of 160 km away. If you want to go to Mudumali, you can board a direct flight to Coimbatore from Chennai, Kozhikode, Bangalore and Mumbai. Indian Airlines has flights which fly from Delhi-Kochi via Mumbai and Coimbatore.
The nearest broad gauge railway head to Mudumalai is Mettupalayam which lies at a distance of 46 kms. The Major broad gauge railway junction near Mudumalai is that of Coimbatore. It is connected with all major cities. Mudumalai is well connected by roads. The roads are broad and easy traveling.
For a local tourist wondering how to reach Mudumalai, regular bus service is available from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Kanyakumari, Tanjavur, Tirupati, Cochin, Kotagiri, Coonoor and Doddabeta. You can also get a mountain railway service to and from Mettupalayam to Ooty. It takes only 4 hours to travel either way. There is also the 'Nilgiri toy train' which connects Ooty to Mettupalayam.
Mudumalai Wildlife sanctuary:
If you have come to Mudumalai, make sure you visit the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the leading sanctuaries of the region. The region is rich in wildlife. The hilly terrains are filled with dense forests. The sanctuary is richly filled with Bamboos, Natural teak, Anogeissus latifolia, Terminalia, Crenulata/Terminalia Tomontosa, Grewia, and Indian Labumusum, Aredesia and Solanancea.
The sanctuary houses Elephants, Gaur, Banner, Macaque, Common Langur, Tigers, Leopards, Chital, Panther, Sloth Bear, Python, Barking Deer, Four Horned Antelope, Otter, Crocodiles (Mugger), Giant Flying Squirrel, Sambar, Hyena, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Jackal, Hare, Porcupine and Mongoose. There are innumerable birds in the sanctuary like Peacock, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spur Fowl, Grey Partridge Quails, Goggle Eyed Plower, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Large Racket-Tailed Dronge, the Magpie-robin, Spotted Babbler, Small Green Barbet, Green Pigeons, Brown Dove, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Bulbuls, Mynahs, etc. The carnivorous avians include Eagles, Hawks, Buzzards, Harriers, Falcons and King Vulture. The migratory birds are wonderful to look at as they set flight in huge numbers.