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Crocodile Park

Rom and Zai Whitaker established the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger .

Guindy National Park

The 2.70 km� CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in 1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai
Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park
This Marine park of Mannar spreads along 560 Km stretch between Rameswaram and Tuticorin. It is lying within the Bio Sphere of Mannar
Mukkurthi National Park
Short 45 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam, martenspread over an area 79 km on the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau.

Mundanthurai Sanctuaries


There is nothing to differentiate this sanctuary from the Kalakkadu Sanctuary, except for the absence of the Elephant and the Gaur. Situated in the Thirunelveli district, this sanctuary has dry decidious to tropical wet evergreen forests and patches of reeds in an area of 567 sq. kms.

The animal wealth in this sanctuary includes the Tiger, Bonnet Macaque, Langurs, Slenders Loris, Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Chital and the Wild Dog. This sanctuary is excellent also for the various species of avifauna and varieties of reptiles and insects. Trekking trips along trekking trails can be undertaken with prior permission from the Forest (Wildlife) Department.

General Information

Location Tirunelveli District.
Area     567 Sq Kms
Forest type Dry deciduous to tropical wet evergreen forests with patches of reeds.
Animals found   Tiger, bonnet macaque, langurs, slender loris, sloth bear, sambhar, chital, wild dog etc.  Excellent area for bird watching.  
Annual rainfall   Varies from below 1000 mm in lower reaches to nearly 4000 mm in the hills.
Nearest airport Madurai � 200 kms away.
Nearest Railway station Ambasamudram 6 kms away.
Best season October to January
Accommodation Forest Rest House at Mundanthurai with catering arrangements.  Public Works Department Rest House at Ambasamudram.  E.B. Rest House at Papanasam camp.
For more details The Field Director, Project Tiger, NGO �A� Colony Tirunelveli � 627 007.