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|Attractions||: Nature, Wildlife|
|Season||: October to May|
|Weather||: Summer (24 to 33°C), Winter (22 to 28°C), Rainy (23 to 28°C)|
Masinagudi is a green heaven located near the Madhumalai tiger reserve in the Nilgiri hills. "Masina" is the name of a Hindu Godess, "Gudi" means a small temple. There is a temple located here and that is how the place derived it's name. Nature, Wildlife, abundant species of mammals and birds, resorts, temple - This place has a lot to offfer. This region has become popular for resorts. There are around 40 resorts which operate in Masinagudi. There are reserved forest areas in this region which host a wide range of wildlife. This is an example where people and wildlife co-exist. There are a lot of trekking trails avaiable in this region for trek enthusiasts.
There are around 40 resorts which operate in Masinagudi. These resorts are located amidst wildlife and nature. A stay in one of these offers an enriching experience. It's a common sight to see peacocks, deers and other animals in the property. It is often advised to people not to venture out in any of these properties in the night due to the presence of wild animals in the region.
There are safari's organised in Masinagudi. If you are travelling from Bandipur, one can see that there are many local folks offering safari rides. Advise is not to take the. It is better to undetake safaris from recognised agents. Usually the resorts have safaris organised which is safe. There are two kinds of safaris, the one in the Madhumalai tiger reserve and the other in Masinagudi PM road. Both offer chances to sight elephants, snakes, porcupine, wild boars, deers etc, although tiger sigthing is quite rare. If one is serious about tiger sigthing, better chances are in Bandipur tiger reserve which organises safaris.
Morning - 6:30 am to 9:00 am.
Evening - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
There are a whole host of exotic species of birds found in the region. Some migratory birds come from as far as Europe. It's a birdies paradise.
There is an elephant camp located in Masinagudi where Elephants are taken care of. These elephants are the ones rescued from wildlife, temples, etc. In the evening, around 5:00 pm the public is allowed to view the feeding of elephants. There is information provided about the elephants and its diet. It is a great opportunity to view these elephants upclose.
The tea and coffee of the Nilgiris are very popular. Many resorts offer plantation visits which would include a tour of the tea/ cofee estate property and also a walk through the tea/ coffee factory.
Vibhootimalai is another view point. The place derives its name from the Vibhootimalai temple which is located at the top. The point is accessible through road and there is also a trek which can be taken from the other side. The point offers a good view of the valley.
There is a 800 year old temple of Godess Masini. This is how the place derived it's name.
Masinagudi is easy accessible from Bandipur National park. Just beside Bandipur is the Madhumalai tiger reserve. Masinagudi is located in the region. The best way to reach Masinagudi is through car / taxi.
Masinagudi is the nearest bus station.
Coimbatore is the nearest railway station.
Mysore is the nearest airport to Masinagudi.
Bangalore to Masinagudi distance is 244 via Mysore road and National Highway 275. From Bangalore, connect to Mysore road and drive on to National Highway 275. Take the National Highway 766 to MDR700 in Theppakadu. Follow this road to reach Masinagudi. This route goes through Ramnagara, Maddur, Mandya, Srirangapatna, Mysore, Nanjangud, Bandipur National Park and Madhumalai National Park to reach Madhumalai.
Mysore to Masinagudi distance is 118 km via State Highway 86 and National Highway 181. It is approximately a 3 hour journey from Mysore. From Mysore, proceed to Bogadi road to Mananthavadi road /SH 33 in Kolagala.Drive from SH 86 and NH181 to Mudumalai. Follow this road to reach Masinagudi. This route goes through Begur, Bandipur and Madhumali to reach Masinagudi.