MUKKURTHI NATIONAL PARK



Located on the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, comprising rolling downs interspersed with temperature sholas, this Park of Nilgiri Bio-sphere reserve is situated 40kms. From Udhagamandalam. It contains a viable population of Nilgiri Thar (Hamitragus - Hilocrius), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgiri marten and otter jungle cat, jackal, etc. Avifauna consists of hill birds viz. Laughing and whistling thrushes, woodcock, wild pigeon and black eagle butterflies with Himalayan affinity like the Blue Admiral, Indian Red Admiral, Indian Fritillary Indian Cabbage white, Hedge blues and rainbow trouts can also be seen.
Trekking routes exist from parson Valley, Pykara etc. Trout fishing is recommended in the rivers and lakes of Mukurthis, Permission from Asst. Director, Fisheries Department, Udhagai, must be obtained in advance for fishing.

 

 

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