Masinagudi is a wonderful tourist destination known for Wildlife tourism located in the Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu. This is a calm hill station & also a sanctuary with beautiful vegetation. The place is well-known for its sanctuary, wildlife, and natural beauty. Masinagudi is famous among tourists for its mysterious area & high wildlife presence. This place is mostly known for its charming beauty. [caption id="attachment_259" align="alignnone" width="300"] Masinagudi[/caption] Masinagudi is famous for its deep forested lands, rich green vegetation and unique wildlife. The species of wild animals find here are Tigers, Wild Elephants, Flying Lizard, Sambar Deer, Grey Langurs, Pythons, Reptiles, Spectacled Cobra, Wild Boar, Ungulates, Red Giant Flying Squirrel etc. [caption id="attachment_261" align="alignnone" width="300"] Masinagudi - A Paradise of Bird watchers[/caption] In Masinagudi sanctuary there are about 55 species of mammals, 227 species of birds, 21 species of amphibian’s, 50 species of fishes, 34 species of reptiles, & also 4 species of Cats among the 15 species found in India ie; Indian Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Leopard Cat and Jungle Cat. The main attractions here in Masinagudi are Mountain Trekking, Temple visit, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Fishing and swimming. For Mountain Trekking you will take about 90 minutes to reach the peak and per head you have to pay Rs 250/-. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats by sitting on the peak of the mountain. The tourist attractions near Masinagudi are: Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur National Park, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta & Ooty. [caption id="attachment_263" align="alignnone" width="300"] Mudumalai National Park[/caption] Mudumalai National Park is at a distance of about 15 kms from Masinagudi. This is one of the tiger reserves in India. This sanctuary is home to tigers, leopards, bison, spotted deer, Asian elephants and many other rare wild animals. About 266 species of birds have been found here including the black and orange flycatchers which are facing extinction. [caption id="attachment_265" align="alignnone" width="300"] Deer in Bandipur National Park[/caption] Bandipur National Park is at a distance of about 25 kms from Masinagudi. This is also one of the protected Tiger Reserves in India. There are around 70 tigers, over 300 bird species, a large number of Asian elephants, panthers, Jackals, spotted deer, sloth bears, grey langurs and snakes from cobra to python in this National Park. [caption id="attachment_266" align="alignnone" width="300"] Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta Temple[/caption] Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is a famous hilltop of Masinagudi. The hilltop got its name from the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna on the top of the hill. From the top of the hill you can also see animals in the nearby Bandipur National Park. This place is one of the main tourist attractions of Masinagudi. [caption id="attachment_267" align="alignnone" width="300"] Green Garden Ooty[/caption] Ooty is a hill station located at a distance of 36kms from Masinagudi. Here you can explore some of the famous botanical gardens and museums of South India. [caption id="attachment_279" align="alignnone" width="300"] Coorg[/caption] You can also visit Coorg , on your trip to Masinagudi. Coorg in Karnataka, is considered as the 'Kashmir of the South' due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station. The hill station is about 209 kms from Masinagudi. The best time to visit here is in monsoon. It will take about 3 hrs, 30 mins to reach Coorg from Masinagudi. There are numerous deluxe, medium & budget holiday rental properties in and around Masinagudi such as homestays, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, apartments, resorts, etc. with all the standard facilities required for the comfortable stay of tourists. You can opt any one of these holiday rental properties suiting your needs. The nearest International airport is Coimbatore Airport, about 123 Kms from Masinagudi. The nearest Railway station is located at Coimbatore, Coimbatore Junction, about 116 Kms from Masinagudi.