Just 30 kilometers away from the famous Hill-station Ooty, lies Masinagudi. It is located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu and is one of the five ranges in Mudumalai National park.
It does not matter weather you an adventure seeker, nature lover, wildlife photographer or an explorer, Masinagudi has treats to your delight.
Maravankandy dam is one of the tourist attraction for those who enjoys breathtaking views and can get their lens on some amazing birds and animal species. Animals residing in the region come to this dam to quench their thirst, so if you visit the place in the morning you can spot Tigers and Elephants too.
Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary which is home to many endangered species and has been declared a Tiger reserve is an absolute delight for nature lovers. It is home to variety of animals including Tiger, Elephant, Indian Gaur, Wild Dog, Panther, Mangoose, Jungle Cat, Sambar deer , Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Common Langur, Malabar Giant Squirrel and Hyena.
Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary has also got more than 260 species of birds which account for eight percent of bird species in India, these bird species includes rare birds like Malabar grey hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar laughing thrush, Frog mouths and a variety of woodpeckers.
You can spend days in this area enjoying the nature as there are options of Wildlife Safari and Camping here. There are several economical resorts which will make your travel comfortable and fun. There are options of Van, Jeep and even Elephant safari which will help you explore the nature and wildlife of this amazing place.
I love this place as it allows you to interact with nature and wilderness in the most unique way. You sleep peacefully at night without the noise of the city and wake up with the sound of birds singing, chirping, peeping and tweeting. Your day is spent in the cradle of nature among these amazing landscape and creatures who make this world a little more beautiful.
Conclusion : Come here and you will know how wonderful and interesting life is when you are away from the fast moving life of the cities.