Activity Location: Masinagudi
Activity Timings: 06:00 AM, 07:00 AM or 05:00 PM or 07:00 PM
About Masinagudi Jeep Safari:
Masinagudi is a little town, that borders the fringes of the famous Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary and straddling the Moyar river, Masinagudi forms a center point between Ooty and Theppakadu.
The spectacular beauty and the wholesome weather will make your day. Masinagudi is a part of the Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu. The Mudumalai National Park is a large wildlife sanctuary that has been declared as Tiger Reserve and extends into the states of Karnataka and Kerala.
The Jeep safaris at Masinagudi are organized by the forest department. They are organized every morning and evening, where you get a chance to come face-to-face with rarely seen wildlife in their natural habitat. From a herd of elephants, chitals, wild boars, panthers, jackals, spotted deer to sloth bears, several species of birds and snakes can be spotted as well
If capturing some great wildlife pictures is one of the reasons for you to visit Masinagudi, this dam will give you just what you want. This dam, built in 1951, is surrounded by lush greenery, and is an absolute beauty in the morning.
Maravakandy is the primary water resource to Moyar hydro-electric power house, and is easily one of the primary Masinagudi tourist places. There is an animal watching tower here from where you can witness some breathtaking views, and can get your lens on some amazing bird species and animals.
Animals residing in the region come to this dam to quench their thirst, so if you visit this place in the morning, there is a good possibility that you will spot tigers and elephants here. The natural beauty of this place makes it all the more interesting for visitors.
Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
This national park is a treat for wildlife lovers in a true sense, and that is the reason why it is one of the most sought after places to visit in Masinagudi. It is home to many endangered wildlife species, and has been declared a tiger reserve.
Some of the major species you can find in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary are Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard and Indian Elephant. A visit to this sanctuary is also a delight for nature lovers as three types of forest constitute it: tropical moist deciduous, tropical dry deciduous and southern tropical dry thorn forest.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is between December and June. A safari through the dense forests of Mudumalai is a great experience to get your adrenaline rushing. If you get lucky, you can enjoy up-close sightings of wild beasts like Bengal tigers and Indian leopards, including other animals and birds that can easily be sighted here.
Timing: Van Safari - 6:30 AM to 9 AM and 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Elephant safari - 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 per adult
About the Activity:
Embraced in the lap of the stunning Nilgiris, Masinagudi is one of the most preferred tourist hot-spot in Southern India. A tiny hamlet lying between the Tiger Reserve of Bandipur and Mudumalai, this place is a dream destination that one can think of!
Home to some of the most exotic wildlife and with its rich bio-diversity, this place is certainly an ideal weekend getaway. Masinagudi jungle stay provides you with an UN-beatable experience of staying in a nature’s abode that is surrounded by lush-green thickets and unique wildlife.
A well-known tourist hot-spot, Jungle Resort Masinagudi provides its visitors with a perfect quietude. With a wide range of activities available here, this place is a heaven especially for nature lovers and wild life enthusiast!
Masinagudi jungle stay, certainly is a one-stop destination that will not let you get bored even for a minute! With its proximity with Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks, get ready to experience exotic wildlife in their natural habitat like never before.
With its diversified animal life, Jungle Resort Masinagudi, provides you close glimpses of as much as 55 mammals and 227 birds sprawling across the sanctuaries. Get ready to trek through beautiful ranges of Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota within the sanctuary.
Get smitten with wonderful landscapes, lush-green thickets, feel the warm sunshine touching your face as you make your way through dense forests. Cherish these wonderful moments spent in the stunning land of Masinagudi!
About the Destination:
The beautiful terrains of Masinagudi are a stretch of bliss between the Tiger Reserves of Bandipur and the exotic hill ranges of Mudumalai. Beneath the foothills of the beautiful Nilgiris lie the exotic lands of Masinagudi, a picturesque village known for its immense beauty and serenity.
The beautiful hill ranges are strewn with an abundance of sunlight that shine bright through the trees and through the mystical silence you can hear the sounds of the jungle! The unique wildlife sanctuary is divided into 5 ranges namely, Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. Adventure in Masinagudi offers unlimited thrill to those looking for a stint in the wild and trekkers looking for tenacious terrain.
About the Activity:
If you have a thirst for adventure and a curiosity to try something new, then you need to head to Masinagudi for an exquisite and one of a kind adventure! The Masinagudi safari will take you scouring through the deep jungles of this exotic location and if you are in for some distinguished adventure, then why not strap on your gear and head for trekking in Masinagudi’s rugged terrains! The different activities in Masinagudi will leave you wanting more by the time you need to leave, and luckily, you can always come back for more wildlife adventure!
The scenic beauty of this place makes it a ideal place for photographers to capture wildlife and nature in their cameras. Since this river is also a major water source for many animals, you can spot animals like tiger, elephant, etc. in mornings and evenings.
You can also enhance your Masinagudi experience by indulging in activities like fishing and boating in Moyar River. All in all, Moyar River is a good option for spending some quality time with nature and wildlife. This is easily one of the best places to visit in Masinagudi.
About the Activity:
A rugged stretch of land, Masinagudi is tucked away between the Tiger Reserves of Bandipur and the exotic hill ranges of Mudumalai. With the captivating Nilgiris towering this blissful countryside, it serves as an ideal getaway from all the humdrums of city life.
Offering several adventure and leisure options to the visitors, the lush green, fascinating and rugged trails of Masinagudi are also known for their wilderness! While its location makes it an ideal hotspot for wildlife spotting, its scenic beauty makes it for a serene and blissful holiday destination. Mark this nature escapade in your travel calendar, and you will never find any dull moment during your days in Masinagudi!
Camping in Masinagudi is a one of a kind experience that you need to try with your friends and family! Adding more to your quintessential experience, the deep and dense thickets around will keep you engulfed along with the thrills and excitement of a quaint stay in Masinagudi.
In case, you are carving for more, trekking through the rugged and challenging terrains will fulfil all your desires! In addition to all these, there are a range of other activities that will make you desire for more and will sure persuade you visit this magical land again and again!
Note: Jeep Drive can be availed at an additional cost and is not a part of the package.
Theppakadu Elephant Camp
Masinagudi has some gem of the places for wildlife lovers to explore and experience wildlife and nature from a minimal distance. Theppakadu Elephant Camp is one of those gems which are equally loved by wildlife lovers, wildlife photographers, nature enthusiasts and wanderers.
Located close to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, this elephant camp is home to huge number of elephants. Elephants are trained here. It was declared an elephant camp in 1972, and since then, it has been enticing tourists coming to Masinagudi for varied wildlife experiences.
If you have never fed an elephant in your life, this place gives you an opportunity to do so in a controlled environment. A must-try activity here is a thrill-filled elephant safari that you must not skip.
Timing: Elephant Safari - Morning: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM; Evening: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indian Visitors: Rs. 1,120 per trip
Foreign Visitor: Rs. 11,600 per trip
Masinagudi is a part of the Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu. The Mudumalai National Park is a large wildlife sanctuary which has been declared as Tiger Reserve and extends into the states of Karnataka and Kerala. Masinagudi is noted for its rich forests and abundant flora and fauna.