Friday, December 4, 2009

Mukkurthi National Park - [ Tamil Nadu ]

Mukkurthi National Park - [ Tamil Nadu ]

Located on the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, comprising rolling downs interspersed with temperate sholas, this park is also a part of Nilgiri Bio-sphere reserve and situated 40 km from Udhagamandalam. It contains a viable population on Nilgiri Thar (Hamitragus-hilocrius), Sambhar, Barking deer, Nilgiri marten and otter, Jungle cat, Jackal etc.
Avifauna consists of hill birds viz. laughing and whistling thrushes, woodcock, wild pigeon and black eagle. Butter-flies with Himalayan affinity like the Blu Admiral, Indian Red Admiral, Indian Fritillary, Indian Cabbage white, Hedge blues and rainbow trout can be also be seen. Trekking routes exist from Parsan valley, portimund, pykara etc. Trout fishing is recommended in the rivers and lakes of Mukurthi. Permission from Asst. Director, Fisheries Department, Udhagai, must be obtained in advance for fishing.

General Information

Best time to visit :

February to May

Accommodation :
Forest Rest House at Avalanche, Pykara and trekking sheds.

How to get there :
Rail-Udhagamandalam/Ooty (45 km) Air-Coimbatore (140 km)

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