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MASINAGUDI (MUDUMALAI)

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, just 7 Kms away is widely famous as Mudumalai National Park and has some interesting places to visit. This Sanctuary includes several bird species like Bulbul, Parrot and its flora consists of various trees such as shrub and swamp, moist mixed deciduous Sal, Teak, Moist teak forest, and Bamboo. It also serves as a dwelling place for animals like Rhinoceros, Elephants, Jackals, Four-horned antelopes, Leopards, Chinkara, Black bucks and Jungle cats.

Theppakadu Elephant Camp

It is another nice place to visit in Mudumalai because of the presence of varied elephants in this region. It was announced as an Elephant Camp in the year 1972 and is situated close to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located just 7 Kms from Masinagudi.

Moyar River

Located just at 7 Kms from Masinagudi, this river runs from the forest and offers beautiful panoramic views to its visitors. Wild animals could be seen drinking water at the running river.

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake is a popular destination for picnicking, paddle boating and enjoying Ooty leisurely. Built in 1825, it is a 2.5-kilometre long lake meandering through the scenic beauty of the Nilgiris.

Botanical Garden

Ooty Botanical Garden, spread over a huge area of 22 hectares and with more than 650 species of flowers and trees, is a horticulturist’s delight. The highlight of the garden is a fossil tree that is believed to be 20 million years old. Another attraction here is the Toda tribe settlement towards the top of the garden. Be privy in to the lifestyle and culture of this tribe during your visit.

Pykara Waterfall

Pykara Waterfall situated 20 kilometres from Ooty, is a great picnic spot with a lake, pine trees and of course, the waterfall. Pykara is sure to inspire the photographer in you. Adventure lovers will enjoy speedboat rides available at the lake, while honeymooners may like to take long walks amidst pine trees.

Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak at an altitude of 8,606 feet is the highest point of South India. Located 10 kilometres from Ooty, this peak is a huge crowd puller. The view of Nilgiris from here is breathtaking. Look through the telescope atop the mountain for more spectacular panoramic vistas.

Tea Museum in Ooty

A must-visit for all tea lovers, Tea Museum, located adjacent to the Dodabetta Tea Factory in Ooty is a sprawling 1-acre area surrounded by tea plantations amidst the magnificent Nilgiri Mountains.

Rose Garden in Ooty

The Government Rose Garden located in the heart of Ooty is one of the largest rose gardens in India and also a popular tourist attraction. The beautiful garden is spread across 10 acres of land and houses some of the largest collections of roses in the country including miniature roses, hybrid tea roses, floribunda, ramblers, black and green roses and many other unique varieties. The Rose Garden is not only a delight for the eyes and the senses but also a must-visit for those interested in horticulture.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway. The railway relies on its fleet of steam locomotives. NMR comes under the jurisdiction of the newly formed Salem Division. In July 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the site then became known as "Mountain Railways of India" after it satisfied the necessary criteria, thus forcing abandonment of the modernisation plans.

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 874.2 sq km. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India's biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'. The Bandipur National Park occupies a special place in India's efforts towards Eco-conservation.

Gundlupet

Gundlupet or Gundlupete in Kannada is a town in the Chamarajanagar district of the Indian state of Karnataka. This small town is about 56 km from the Mysore-Ooty / Mysore-Calicut NH 212 highway and about 200 km from Bangalore, the state capital.