When to go
The best times to visit Mudumalai are December to February, as well as June. Heavy rain is common in October and November and the park may be closed during the dry season.

Getting around
The nearest towns are Masinagudi and Gudalur. The entire sanctuary can be covered by the sanctuary's minibus, jeep or on trained elephants provided by the forest department. In the vicinity: Ooty, Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park.

June to September

The climate is invigorating, the forest lush, tender and green. Game spotting is at its peak. As we are located in a rain shadow area, we do not receive torrential rainfall. Our monsoon is characterized, rather, by short spurts of rain, strong wind and temperatures between 160C to 280C. 

Attire: A good pair of walking shoes is a necessity. Jeans or tough trousers and a  windcheater will save your hide should you should choose to walk through bush. If you prefer short walks or plan on lazing it, though, shorts and a T-shirt should suffice. Oh - and don't forget your umbrella!

October and November

In this season, you should see plenty of wild life, as the undergrowth thickens for the winter. The temperatures range from 130C to 210C. The mornings are misty, with the clouds sitting on the mountain ranges. The North-East Monsoon sets in and is through by the end of November.

Attire: A sweater may be required. You will definitely need an umbrella or a raincoat, and a tough pair of shoes to help you over wet ground and rocks . A couple of pairs of socks would be a good idea - and a second pair of shoes in case you decide to walk into a puddle.

December and January

Our winter boasts clear blue skies, cool, starry nights and sunny days. Temperatures drop significantly. Mornings are generally misty. 

Attire: The air is a bit nippy, and a sweater would be a good thing to have with you. We do offer the more exciting option of a bonfire on clear nights, though.

February to April

The advent of summer is characterized by dry warmth. The deciduous forest is bare. Game is usually spotted around water holes. There are often small forest fires, which burn some of the undergrowth by day, only to be extinguished by dew at night. 

Light clothing, sun glasses, hats and sunscreen would be appropriate. Again, don't forget those walking shoes and trousers! 


May weather is uniformly unpredictable - Pre-monsoon showers, warm days that draw in clouds, thunder bolts, short blasts of rain - and the jungle comes alive . The vegetation revives and sprouts fresh shoots. The birds sing louder. All in all the flora and fauna come alive.

Light clothing(think Baywatch) with sunscreen lotion(think sunburn).