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Kalakkad Mundanthurai - Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalakad is a natural village.Situated at about 45kms SouthWest of Tirunelvel.It is very famous for the Lion Tailed Monkeys, Elephants & waterfalls.It is the second largest protected area in Tamil Nadu State.It is bound by forests in west, north and south and by villages in the east. The Western Ghats is among the 18 World biodiversity hotspots. This is the only area of Western Ghats which has longest raining period of about 8 months and it is the only non-dipterocarp evergreen forest in the region. It is floristically very different from other sites.Major waterfalls inside the Reserve are Agasthiyar falls, Banatheerthum falls and Manimuthar falls.
Best time to visit:
Best time to visit Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve is between the months of September and January.
Kalakad Mundanthurai is opened from morning to evening.
The Forest Department Guest houses are available.For this, advance booking is needed. It has two suites and one side-room. Among the two, one suite is for forest officials. Rates : Rs 100 per day and Rs 50 for every additional occupant.

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