(3300 Ft Above Sea Level)

Tamil Nadu | India
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Masinagudi is categorised as Bird Watching / Getaways

Spotted Deer at Mudumalai (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
An elephant at the Camp (Photo Courtesy: Moorthy Gounder)
Moyar Falls (Photo Courtesy: D momaya)
Crested Serpent Eagle seen at Mudumalai (Photo Courtesy: Macmohan)
Wild Elephant at Mudumalai (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Masinagudi is a nature getaway located on Mysore-Ooty highway right next to Mudumalai Wildlife sanctuary.
  • Masinagudi is a hilly terrain Western Ghats, clothed in dense mixed and moist deciduous forests.
  • Masinagudi located just on the border of Karnataka and Tamilnadu (Other side of the border being Bandipur National Park).
  • Masinagudi is renowned for off-beat getaways offering nature centric stays.
  • Guests to Masinagudi prefer to walk, trek and do bird watching around the area.
  • Masinagudi is surrounded by forests that are rich in bird life. Birds comprise crested hawk eagle and the crested serpent eagle, hornbills, woodpeckers, red crest, mynas, owls, barbets and parakeets.
  • Wildlife around Masinagudi comprise wild elephant, gaur, deer and primates like the bonnet macaque and langurs all inhabit the Park.
Know It
  • Safaris in Masinagudi is not as organised as ones in neighboring Bandipur. So guests looking at Jeep safaris to have a chance of spotting a tiger must opt for Bandipur instead of Masinagudi
  • Nature centric Destinations in Tamil Nadu offering Bird watching"Mudumalai (Masinagudi is where lodges and resorts are located) is a prime bird watching are in Nilgiris (Tamilnadu) at 32 kms from Ooty. The area of the Nilgiris is home to over 320 species of birds, both migratory as well as resident. Regional endemics include Malabar trogon and Malabar grey hornbill. Predatory birds include the crested hawk-eagle and the crested serpent eagle. It also holds an isolated southern population of the Striped Tit-babbler. "
Access Information

Masinagudi has 1 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge1

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5 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Masinagudi

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)4

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List of Holidays for Masinagudi


  • Ooty with Masinagudi Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coonoor - Masinagudi Break (6 Nights)
  • Kodai - Ooty with Masinagudi (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Mysore with Masinagudi (5 Nights)
  • Wayanad Mudumalai Off-beat Break (4 Nights)

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Masinagudi has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Transfer between Coimbatore and MasinagudiRs. 5556
Transfers between Ooty and MasinagudiRs. 1667

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Destination Ideas

  • Mudumalai Bird Watching Getaway
  • Mudumalai Getaway

Stay Ideas

  • De Rock Jungle Living Masinagudi Getaway
  • Jungle Retreat / Jungle Hut Masinagudi Getaways
  • Masinagudi No frill Getaways

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Moyar River Gorge, also called the Moyar Canyon, is a dramatic 20 km (12 mi) long gorge dug out by Moyar River, which plunges into the gorge below Theppakadu near Elephant camp. This is popularly known as Moyar falls.
    Natural Wonders
    Theppakadu Elephant camp is where one can enjoy being around elephants, feed them and enjoy a kind of elephant experience. This is popular with inbound travellers and families with kids. Museum near the Elephant feeding camp is where some animals who once lived in the Mudumalai Jungle are preserved
    Elephant Experience
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
    Lake or Riverside, Natural Wonders
    High Altitude Lake, Waterfall
    Kalahatty waterfalls is a popular tourist spot off Mysore road enroute to Kalahatty
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Mudumalai is home to 200+ bird species. Some prominent endemics species linclude Malabar trogon and Malabar grey hornbill. Other predatory include crested hawk-eagle, crested serpent eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Oriental Honey-buzzard etc. Mudumalai is a recommended Bird watching destination.
    Bird Watching
    Walking in jungle is possible around Masinagudi with forest permission. Forest department from time to time restricts this. One can take upto 10 km walk / trek around doing a bit of bird watching and spotting wild animals. Taking a guide along is a must.
    Bandipur forests with its deciduous habitat is the ideal spot for viewing animals like elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambhar. 200+ varieties of birds are spotted in the area especially in winter (Oct - March) such as Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle etc. Jeep safaris are arranged by few lodges around the area.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Singara RoadThick Forest area on Mysore - Ooty road around Singara CheckpostGetaway/Experiential-
BokkapuramThick Forest area off alternative Mysore - Ooty road where most of the lodges and small nature centric getaway resorts are locatedHoliday/Getaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Masinagudi
  • Mysore Airport ( MYQ ) , Mysore-97 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Masinagudi
  • Udagamandalam ( UAM ), Ooty-32 Kms
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