Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary
: Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu
: Project Tiger Reserve
Area : 567-Sq-Km
Best Time To Visit
October to January
Acting as a lung to Chennai, this National Park boasts of dry evergreen scrubs and thorn forests with a composition of animals viz. Black Buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin and a variety of Avi fauna. This could be visited through out the year.
Annual Rainfall : 1200mm
Access : Chennai
Other Facilities : This national park encompasses a Snake Park
and a Children's park as well
Authority : The Wildlife Warden, DMS Compound, Anna salai, Chennai-600 006.
Trekking can be done with prior permission from the Forest (Wildlife)
Department; trekking trails can be undertaken.
How To Get There
Air : The nearest airports to these sanctuaries are Madurai (200-km) and Trivandrum (140-km).
Rail : The nearest railway station to reach Kalakadu sanctuary is Cheranmadevi (20-km) and to reach Mundanthurai sanctuary is Ambasamudram (6-km).
Road : There are regular buses from Tirunelveli and the neighbouring towns to reach these sanctuaries.
Where To Stay
The Forest Rest House at Sengaltheri is the nearest accommodation for tourists visiting Kalakadu sanctuary. For tourists visiting Mundanthurai sanctuary, accommodation is available at the Forest Rest House at Mundanthurai, PWD Rest House at Ambasamudram and the EB Rest House at Papanasam Camp.