Gudalur is a picturesque
green valley on the way from Mysore to
It is a gateway to three
states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala,
lying equidistant from both Kerala and
Karnataka. Though the history of the
name has been lost, it is the place
where all the three states’ boundaries
Gudalur is located 51 km
west of Ooty.
It is 35 kms from Gudalur. It is
the extreme Western corner which has plantations
and mica mines. Sultan’s Battery is very near.
Frog Hill View :
It is 14 kms on the way to
Ooty-Gudalur Road. From here can see the Frog
Shape of a hill view and one can enjoy panoramic
view over Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctury and Gudal.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
64 kms from Ooty, 164 kms
from Coimbatore. Mudumalai wildlife reserve
is a continuation of the Bandipur National
Mudumalai wildlife reserve
was the first sanctuary in south India. The
terrain is extremely varied with hills,
valleys, ravines, watercourses and swamps.
The vegetation comprises of tropical moist
deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and
Langur, bonnet macaque,
tiger, leopard, wild dog, hyena, jackal,
sloth bear, elephants, gaur, sambar, spotted
deer, Indian muntjac, mouse deer, wild boar,
rodent and flying squirrel are part of the
wildlife in Mudumalai. It has a rich bird
life that includes Malabar trogan, Grey
hornbill, crested hawk eagle, crested
serpent eagle, etc.
The Elephant Safaris in the
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary : A safari tour
to Mudhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary can be very
interesting. The guides here know their
animals by heart. +You can sit on the
elephant back and have an enthralling trip
around the park.
The best time to visit the
reserve is from February to June. The
sanctuary can be reached by road.
The nearest railway station
is Udakamandalam. The nearest airport is
Accommodation can be arranged
at forest rest house, guesthouses at
Masinagudi, Kargudi, Abhayaranyam and
Contact wildlife sanctuary :
Ph : 0423-2526235.
Needle Rock :
It is situated about 40 kms from Ooty on the Ooty Gudalore road. This
point gives you a 360 degree view. The sunset
from here on clear days is guaranteed to take
your breath from here. You can get a panoramic
view of the Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary and
Gudalur town from this rock.
24 kms from Gudalur. About
a century ago the place boasted of a small
race-course laid in the wake of unsuccessful but
hectic stirring up of activities in connection
with the "gold boom" - attempted mining of gold
in the vicinities.
4 km from Gudalur. A shrine of
Vettakarappan with sub-shrine built in Kerala
style is here.
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
The people here are mainly small
tea growers and are mainly engaged in
agricultural activities. The ancestors of this
village migrated from Thiruvithamkur and other
parts of Kerala some 50 years ago.
20 km. from Gudalur. A few ruins
of historical Ummatur dynasty can be seen here.
Located on the way to Mudumalai wildlife
sanctuary. It is 7 km from Gudalur.
A small town on the way to Pandalur from Gudalur
at 18th km has the second highest rainfall in
Kunnalady is a pilgrim centre of
Malayalees as well as Tamils. It is a centre of
Tea Leaves business. The people here are mainly
tea planters and life depends on the rise and
fall of tea leaf value. There is a church in
Kunnalady Bekky Matha Church very famous for its
feast called ‘perunnal’and the land for this
church is provided by Jacob Padinjaremuriyil to
Mananthavadi Diocese. There is a temple
Anchmbalam in kunnalady and its ‘Utsavam’ is
very famous. Ammankavu is nearby.
The capital of Mothavayal
panchayat. It is a fully literate village.
It is located at 10 km from
Gudalur in a place called Nadugani. Here variety
of species from all over the world.
Cherangode Swami Malai
A tourist hill, lake, located in
Singara and Moyar
Underground Power houses under
the control of Tamil Nadu State Electricity
There is a shrine dedicated to
Velankanni Matha. This is a pilgrims’ centre.
A beautiful village encircled
with forest where one half cultivated tea
plantation, vanilla, coffee, cardamom etc,.