Mukurthi National Park

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

The Mukurthi National Park is located in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau. Spread over 78.46 km, this represents one of the very few areas which support a viable population of the Nilgiri Tahr. A fascinating feature of the Mukkurthi National Park is its endemism and relationship with the Himalayan flora and fauna. Due to high altitude, the climate is quite cold. The park is characterised by montane grasslands and shrublands interspersed with sholas in a high altitude area of high rainfall.
 
Mukkurthi’s wild animals are a fascinating mixture of plain and mountain animals. The close encounters with wild animals, are rare in the open Mukkurthi Country. The common mammalian species met with here include Nilgiri Tahr Sambar, Barking deer, Elephant, Blacknaped hare, Jungle cat, Wilddogs, Jackal, Stripe-necked mangoose, Nilgiri Martin, Otters, Giant squirrel etc., The Avifauna are mostly hill birds, such as Kestrel, Black Eagles, Grey jungle fowls, wood cock and Thrushes.
 
Nearest railway station – Ooty (45KM)
 
Nearest airport- Coimbatore (140 KM) from Ooty
 
Avalanchi which is 30 km. Anumapuram near Pykara which is 24 kms. 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Nilgiris
Location
Pykaradam
Address
Mukurthi National Park, Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Mukurthi National Park
Nearest Railway Station
Ooty (UAM)
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
IN
latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
GPS Code : VOCB
Area
78.46 km2 (30.29 sq mi)

Nearest Places

  • The Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Nilgiri Hills, to a point where the Western Ghats respond to the Eastern Ghats. This sanctuary has a mix of flat terrain, undulating parkland, open grassland, marshes, valleys and nullahs. The Mayyar river forms a series of spectacular waterfalls on its 65 kms road on highway Udhagamandalam-Mysore . This sanctuary can be reached from Mysore too.

  • Theppakkadu Elephant Camp was created in 1972 to Mudumalai range, which became the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in 1942. His predecessor who has served to seat beach was created in 1910 near the Mudumalai game hut and later transferred to Theppakadu.

  • Ooty is situated deep within the Nilagiri hills (which can be literally translated as The Blue Mountains). It is unknown whether this name arises from the blue smoky haze given off by the eucalyptus trees that cover the area or from the kurunji flower, which blooms every twelve years giving the slopes a bluish tinge. Nilgiris in general was ruled by Ganga kings and later by Hoysala kings, particularly Vishnuvardhana who captured Wynad and Ni

  • The name 'Doddabetta' or Vindhyagiri hill┬átraces its roots from the Badaga language translating into 'Big Mountain'.

  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway

  • Avalanche Lake is located 28 kilometers from Ooty in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.Avalanche Lake is an important tourism destination in the Nilgiris district. The lake is surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers like magnolies. Tourists visiting the lake can also engage themselves in Trout fishing. A trout hatchery is established near the lake, from where visitoras can get fishing rods and other fishing accessories require

  • The Mukurthi National Park is located in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau. Spread over 78.46 km, this represents one of the very few areas which support a viable population of the Nilgiri Tahr. A fascinating feature of the Mukkurthi National Park is its endemism and relationship with the Himalayan flora and fauna. Due to high altitude, the climate is quite cold. The park is characterised by m

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