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.
Best time to visit :
February to May
Forest Rest House at Avalanche, Pykara and trekking sheds.
How to get there :
Rail-Udhagamandalam/Ooty (45 km) Air-Coimbatore (140 km)