Tentative trip schedule
Trip Starts from Bangalore
Day 1: Start journey around 10 PM from Bangalore.
Masinagudi is a part of Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the loveliest hill station and a well-established tourist hotspot nestling amidst the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. This place is lush green throughout the year. One can go on a night safari in open top jeeps at Masinagudi, which are easily available. Explore jungle safari through the forests of Bandipur or you could take a trip through the jungles watching the wild animals pass by just in front of your eyes. A trip from Bangalore to Masinagudi enjoying the forested areas of Bandipur and Mudumalai, without missing the wide variety of birds at the bird sanctuaries that fall on the route. Tejas Tours and Travels dedicated for all customers by providing convenient tour packages or customized tour packages to visit and travel around the state of Karnataka. Plan your Karnataka Holidays now! Hire Cabs from Tejas Tours and Travels to experience the real tour. We Tejas provide a wide range of vehicle selection for all our customers to have great and memorable journey. Tejas Tours and Travels is the highly responsible tour and travel service provider in the market place, who provides transport service for the best price and deliver high class travel. Visit our website at www.tejastravels.com for any enquiry or bookings.
Right from the copiousness of nature's finest views to the river streams flowing like they've come out of a painting, Masinagudi gives fodder to let your imagination go wild. It gives you a calm environment to reconnect with yourself. The places surrounding Masinagudi also offer beautiful sightseeing options. There are certain specific places to visit in Masinagudi that you should definitely consider. Book Cabs / Cars / Tempo Traveler / Mini Bus / Bus from Tejas Tours and Travels to explore Masinagudi with reasonable budget.
Masinagudi Jeep Safari
Trip Plan Tentative Schedule: Start at 6 AM | 7 AM: Masinagudi Jeep Safari | 11 AM: Reach to Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta | 1 PM: Lunch Break | 2 PM: Reach to Maravakandy Dam | 4 PM: Theppakadu Elephant Camp | 7 PM: Back to hotel.
Day 2: Masinagudi Jeep Safari, The Jeep safaris at Masinagudi are arranged by the forest department. They are organize the trip every morning and evening, where you get a chance to come face-to-face with rarely seen wildlife species in their natural habitat.
About the Activity:
With 2 hours of wilderness fun with a jeep safari in Masinagudi
This jeep safari will take you through amazing forests and lush green thickets that provide refuge for many species of animals.
Jeep Safari Timings: Morning 06:00 AM, 07:00 AM or Evening at 05:00 PM or 07:00 PM.
Opportunity to see rarely wildlife animals in their most natural form. Spot an elephant herd freely roam in their own natural premise and hidden amongst shrubs could be chital and wild boars.
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
Day 2: Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, Betta in Kannada means a hill and Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta (hill) is situation in the Chamarajanagar district of the Karnataka side. It is the tallest peak in the national park and lies in the centre of the Bandipur National Park. You can pick trekking as one of your options to visit the peak of the hill. For this, you can take the Hangla village route. At the top, aside from the lovely views of the Nilgiri range, you will also be met with Lord Venugopala Swamy's temple that was built approximately seven centuries ago.
Temple Timings: 8:30 AM to 4 PM.
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Day 2: Maravakandy Dam, Built in 1951, the Maravakandy Dam is actually is haven of lush green canvas located next to the Moyar river. The beauty of the dam is how it brings about a picturesque landscape with the river flowing on one side while green trees take over the other side. Pick up your cameras and let the enthusiasts go off to capture the beauty of Maravakandy dam.
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Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM.
Theppakadu Elephant Camp
Day 2: Theppakadu Elephant Camp, among some of the ideal locations for a wanderlust to get lost, Masinagudi is also quite close to the Theppakadu elephant camp. The camp is originally closer to the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary as it houses a plethora of Asian elephants. Tourists have been flocking over to check out these elephants, who have been trained to entertain them. You can book an elephant safari and have a good time as the jeep would take you through some of the lovely nodes of the forest with elephants chilling in their habitat.
Timings: 5:30 AM to 6 PM.
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Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Trip Plan Tentative Schedule: Start at 6 AM | 7 AM: Reach to Mudumalai National Park | 12 PM: Reach to Moyar River | 10 PM: Reach Bangalore.
Day 3: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or Mudumalai National Park, is located at the foothills of the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places in Ooty tour. The sanctuary is situated on Karnataka-Kerala border adjacent to Bandipur National Park of Karnataka and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala. Mudumalai is a part of Niligiri Biosphere Reserve which includes the Bandipur National Park, Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarhole) in Karnataka, and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The sanctuary is divided into 5 ranges - Masinagudi, Theppakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi, and Nellakota. The park is an ideal home to several endangered and vulnerable species including elephants, Tiger, Gaur, Leopard, Deer, Wild dog, etc. There are about 200 species of birds in the park, including White-rumped vulture, long-billed vulture, Red crest, Mynas, Parakeets, and Owls, etc. The forest department has cottages in various locations within the forests available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are various private resorts and guest houses that visitors can stay in.
Timings: Vehicle Safari (90 Mins): 7 AM to 9 AM & 3 PM to 5 PM.
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Elephant Feeding Camp, Mudumalai National Park also acts as a greening and refreshment point for the elephants. At these camps, you can play with elephants and their calves and also, bathe them, feed them or just watch them relax in their natural habitat.
Elephant Safari, near the reception area, you can choose an elephant for a ride in the forest. However, unlike the jungle safari by a jeep/bus, elephants don’t go deep in the woods. But watching the greenery around and above, from an elephant’s back is a memorable experience in itself.
Madumalai Museum, A Museum is suited near the Elephant feeding camp. Visitors can see a glance of history in the Museum, and it is worth visiting to observe the former dwellers of the forest in their preserved form, and how they match up to their current counterparts.
Jungle Safari, The Mudumalai National Park van safari is the most popular activity there. The buses take you to the core area of the national park where you can follow the wildlife trail. Barking deer, python and macaque are common sights, but you can also spot tigers, panthers and leopards in shades or around ponds.
The Moyar River
Day 3: The Moyar River is just 7 km away from Masinagudi which technically separates Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The river is actually a tributary of the Bhavani River. Picking an ideal spot, you can actually cross the Moyar River too depending on the flow and depth of the bank. Besides, you can always set camp next to the river and enjoy the tranquillity that the place has to offer. If you wish to engage in some fishing activities, you can try it as well.
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Reach Bangalore by 10 PM.