Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalakkad Mundanthurai Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. It occupies a rambling area of 895 sq km and is located in the Southern Western Ghats. The Sanctuary was later developed as a National Tiger Reserve in the year 1988. It is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. The Sanctuary offers some amazing wildlife experiences to travellers. It remains open on all days between 6 am to 6 pm throughout the year.

Dominant Flora

The Sanctuary houses at least 150 endemic plants.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: Lion-tailed Macque, Slender Loris, Nilgiri Langur common Langur and Bonnet Macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, Sloth Bear, Indian Bison, Indian elephant, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Pangolin, etc.

Birds: Great Indian Hornbill, Oriental Bay Owl, Grey Headed Bulbul, Great Pied Hornbill, Broad tailed Grass warbler, and many more.

Reptiles: King Cobra, Common Krait, Russel’s Viper, Dark Pit Viper, Monitor Lizard, etc.

Climatic Conditions

The weather remains pleasant during the months of September to January.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is located at Cheranmahadevi which is 20kms.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airports are Madurai which is 200kms away and Thiruvananthapuram (140kms).

Road Accessibility : The nearest town is Tirunelveli which is located at a distance of 50km. From Tirunelveli, regular buses are available which can be taken to reach Mundanthurai.

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