Mudumalai is a village and wildlife park close to Gudalur in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. It is located 34 km away from Udhagamandalam and is 510 km from the state capital, Chennai. Gudalur lies 14 km away and the postal head office is based at Lovedale. Devarshola, Gudalur, Nellakotta and Masinagudi are some of the nearby villages to Mudumalai..
Places to Stay
There are many budget friendly hotels in Mudumalai. Some of them include Deep Jungle Home Resort (Tariff – Rs. 2500) and Greenwoods Nature Camp (Tariff – Rs. 3500).
The official spoken language of Mudumalai is Tamil. Malayalam and Kannada are also spoken as it is close to the state borders of Kerala and Karnataka.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Mudumalai include Pongal (January), Ayudha Pooja, Diwali (November), Christmas (December) and New Year (January).
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions in and around Mudumalai include the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Masinagudi (15 km), Bandipur Natioanl Park (23 km) and Ooty (32 km). Two must-dos while at Mudulmalai are to take a safari through the sanctuary as well as visit the local temple where you can watch the elephants perform a puja.
How to Get There
The Mysore Airport is the nearest airport to Mudumalai. It is located about 87 km away.
The nearest railway station to Mudumalai is Udgamandalam (Ooty) Railway Station. It is based at a distance of 33 km from Mudumalai.
Mudumalai is well connected to other cities through buses.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include SRS Travels, and Ajay Travels. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.