Ooty - Queen of hill stations
Udhagai / Udhagamandalam / Ootacamund / ஊட்டி / ऊटी
Mukurthi National Park
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Mukurthi Peak and Mukurthi National Park - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Mukurthi Peak is about 40 Km from Ooty. The Mukurthi National Park is located on the South Eastern corner of the Nilgiris. The area contains a viable population of Nilgiri Thar(Hamitragus hilocrius). The silent valley is located on the western side of these ranges. Fascinating feature of the Mukurthi Sanctuary is its variety and similarities to Himalayan Flora and Fauna.
About 36 Km from Ooty is Mukurthi. Here you can take a look at the imposing Mukurthi peak. According to the Todas, the indigenous people of this locale, the souls of the dead move on to the next world from this very sacred place. It is an interesting place for the skeptics as the flora and fauna of this pace bears a striking resemblance to that found in Himalayan region. You can also visit the Mukurthi lake which is close to the peak and is worth a closer look.
Mukurthi Peak is about 40 Km from Ooty. The Mukurthi National Park is located on the Southern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau. The area contains a viable population of Nilgiri Thar (Hamitragus hilocrius). The Kollaribetta and Nilgiris Peak are other major peaks around. The area is chained by innumerable beautiful and perennial little streams, which fall into Bhavani Puzha. The Silent Vally in the Western Ghat is located on the Western side of these ranges. A fascinating feature of the Mukurthi Sanctuary is its endemism and relationship with Himalayan Flora and fauna.
A large protected area generally not accessible to visitors. It also contains a lake and peak of the same name.
Situated 40 Km from Ooty, this high peak and the National Park are known for being home to the rare Nilgiri Tahr. A holiday in Ooty is truly an unforgettable Incredible India holiday experience.
For lovers of wild life, Mukurthi National Park is a must - see destination. It is located about 40 Km from Udhagamandalam. The Nilgri Tahr, the Black Buck, the rare Nilgri Marten (dog-like arboric animal), the Nilgri Laughing Thrush, the Great Indian Pied Hornbill and the Nilgri Pippet are just some of the exotic animals and birds which can be found here.
The Park was established in 1982, on the south- eastern corner of Nilgiris plateau and is dotted with several magnificent peaks. Its most famous inhabitant is the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Other animal species commonly sighted here are- giant squirrel, sambar and barking deer, gaur, wild boar and wild dog etc. One may also encounter wild elephants, tigers and leopards in the park. The avifauna of the park includes, kestrel, peacock, black eagle and jungle fowl. The fascinating feature of the park is its endemism and relationship with the Himalayan flora and fauna. The headquarters of the park is at Avalanche and the best time to visit from February to June.
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