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Located in the Nilgiris district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely rich in bio-diversity and dense vegetation, and ranks as one of the finest Wildlife Reserves in India. A favorite destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, Mudumalai attracts tourists with its immense natural beauty and exotic wildlife. The moderate climate in Mudumalai, coupled with the varied topography of the land, results in the rich and diverse wildlife at this National Park.
Lying in the south eastern part of the Indian peninsula - extending between 8º 04' N latitude and 78º 0' E longitude - the state of Tamil Nadu experiences a tropical climate, with slight variation in temperatures during the summer and winter months. Climate in Mudumalai is comparatively warmer than that of some of the nearby wildlife reserves.
Although the sanctuary is located in the Nilgiris, the climate in Mudumalai is different from the adjoining region. Mudumalai National park experiences hot summers (from April to June) and cold winters (December and January). Overall there is not much difference in the temperatures. Annual rainfall received by the sanctuary is around 1420 mm.
During southwestern monsoons (June to September), the western part of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary receives more rainfall than the eastern side, while during north western monsoons (October to December), the eastern region receives more rainfall.
Though Mudumalai can be visited almost all through the year, but the best time to visit Mudumalai National Park is from March to June and from September to October.