Mundanthurai Sanctuary

The Mundanthurai wildlife sanctuary is situated in the district of Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu in south India that supported wide varieties of flora & fauna. This sanctuary covers 567 square kilometers of area with dry deciduous evergreen forest. The thick vegetation of the Mundanthurai Sanctuary provides both excellent cover and sustenance. You can do adventures trekking also. This sanctuary is famous for its topography. The plains of the sanctuary experience moist and hot climate and remain cold at the higher altitudes. This sanctuary is the most visited sanctuary of India.
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General Information

Best time to visit: October to January

Flora: The variety feeds on fruits of a large variety of fruit trees including a number of species of Ficus.

Some important Fauna are as follows:

Mammals: Tiger, Mouse deer, Leopard, Rusty spotted cat, Brown palm civet, Leopard, Sambhar, Spotted deer, Malabar giant squirrel, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Sloth Bear, Brown mongoose, Nilgiri Martin, Indian pangolin, King Cobra, Python and many more.

Birds: Whistling Thrust, Emerald Dove, Green Pigeon, Tickell's Flower Pecker, Rufus Wood Pecker, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Black Eagle, and Great Indian Malabar pied, Horn Bill, Fiary Blue Bird, Green Billed Malkhoha and more. Reptile: Monitor Lizard, Flying Lizard, Pit viper.

Top Hotels: Shanti Kutir, ITDC forest lodge, Laxmi Vilas Palace, The Bagh, Bharatpur Forest Lodge.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is situated at Madurai which is 200-KMS and Trivandrum is second nearest airport which is 140 KMS.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to reach Kalakadu sanctuary is Cheranmadevi (20-km) and to reach Mundanthurai sanctuary is Ambasamudram (6-km).

By Road: There are regular buses from Tirunelveli and the neighbouring towns to reach these sanctuaries


Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Places to Visit: Delhi - Trivandrum - Mundanthurai sanctuary - Trivandrum - Delhi

Day 1 (Delhi)

Delhi - sightseeing of Delhi - back to the hotel

Day 2 (Delhi - Trivandrum - Mundanthurai sanctuary)

Trivandrum - Mundanthurai sanctuary - Forest - See the Flora and Fauna of the this sanctuary - back to the hotel

Day 3 (Mundanthurai sanctuary - Trivandrum)

Today you can visit in Trivandrum.

Day 4 (Trivandrum - Delhi)

Today return back to Delhi.
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