Mundanthurai Sanctuaries

There is nothing to differentiate this sanctuary from the Kalakkadu Sanctuary,Mundanthurai except for the absence of the Elephant and the Gaur. Situated in the Thirunelveli district, this sanctuary has dry decidious to tropical wet evergreen forests and patches of reeds in an area of 567 sq. kms.

The animal wealth in this sanctuary includes the Tiger, Bonnet Macaque, Langurs, Slenders Loris, Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Chital and the Wild Dog. This sanctuary is excellent also for the various species of avifauna and varieties of reptiles and insects. Trekking trips along trekking trails can be undertaken with prior permission from the Forest (Wildlife) Department.

Location - Tirunelveli District.
Area - 567 Sq Kms
Forest type - Dry deciduous to tropical wet evergreen forests with patches of reeds.
Animals found - Tiger, bonnet macaque, langurs, slender loris, sloth bear, sambhar, chital, wild dog etc. Excellent area for bird watching.
Annual rainfall - Varies from below 1000 mm in lower reaches to nearly 4000 mm in the hills.
Nearest airport - Madurai 200 kms away.
Nearest Railway station - Ambasamudram 6 kms away.
Best Season - October to January
Accommodation - Forest Rest House at Mundanthurai with catering arrangements. Public Works Department Rest House at Ambasamudram. E.B. Rest House at Papanasam camp.
For more details - The Field Director, Project Tiger, NGO A Colony Tirunelveli 627 007.