Plan Your Holidays Tour to Masinagudi and Enjoy the Adventure
Masinagudi tourism has grown during the last 30 years of tourism in the Masinagudi. Today most of the Tour operators are based in the Masinagudi, Mudumalai with their staffs to represent their company and greet their customers.
It was the private hunting grounds for the royalty of Mysore. A very rich diversity of flora and fauna, some endemic to this region, attract wildlife enthusiasts from across the globe. The sanctuary is divided into five segments – Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota.
Masinagudi is a forest between Bandipur National Park and Mudhumalai National Park. Rare flora and fauna bless the area, and peace and tranquility are evergreen here. The elephants grace the forest with their presence, and the cool climate make Masinagudi the ideal getaway.
While planning Masinagudi tour package, including wildlife safaris is a must. These are perfect for wildlife lovers and nature buffs as one can spot animals like:
- Wild boar
- Squirrel, and lots more.
The presence of gentle streams and flowing waterfalls in the forest cools up the environment and brings respite to tired travellers. Hotels in Masinagudi are strategically located to provide spectacular views of the surrounding hills and forests. Set amindst utterly tranquil environment, these accommodations in the form of villas, resorts and rooms are great places to relax and spend intimate moments with nature.
Tree Houses in Masinagudi are ethnic houses built on trees with all basic facilities.Each Tree House is designed and made with ethnic materials using local craftsmen, local materials and indigenous techniques used by the early inhabitants. The tribals are extensively involved with the construction and maintenance of the Tree houses.
Nearby attractions in Masinagudi are again outstandingly scenic such as:
Go on a jaunty Jungle ride through Jungle Safari:
Safaris are available in the form of jeeps, vans and elephants in Masinagudi.
A jeep could take 6 at a time and a van could hold 25.
But the one Atop a Pachyderm (Elephant, 4 at a time) is the best as it can take routes within a jungle that cannot be accessed through a vehicle.
Usually a Safari ride 45 minutes.
The Safari timings are 7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6.30 pm.
Flora in Mudumalai (Masinagudi):
The plant life within this region is dense and diverse. Bamboos (Bambusa Arundinacea) Natural teak (Tectona Grandis), Anogeissus latifolia,Terminalia, Crenulata / Terminalia Tomontosa, Grewia, and blooming trees like Indian Labumusum, Aredesia, Solanancea are some of the flora.
Fauna in Mudumalai (Masinagudi):
The Animal life of this area include primates such as Macaque and Common Langur.
The Carnivore variety includes Tigers, Leopards, Panthers, Sloth Bear, Python, Otter and Crocodiles.
There are the peace loving vegetarians such as Giant Flying Squirrel, Sambar, Hyena, Wild Boar, elephants, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Hare, Porcupine and Mongoose are part of the wildlife in Masinagudi. The sanctuary is also with plenty of civets, antelopes, languor and macaques.
Birds in Mudumalai (Masinagudi):
The birds found in this park are Peacock-our National bird, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spur Fowl, Grey Partridge Quails, Goggle Eyed Plower, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Large Racket-Tailed Dronge, The Magpie-robin, Spotted Babbler, Small Green Barbet, Green Pigeons, Brown Dove, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Bulbuls, Mynahs, etc. The meat eating variety includes Eagles, Hawks, Buzzards, Harriers, Falcons and King Vulture is predominant, besides some migratory water birds.
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**This article taken from own knowledge and variant sources