Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Entry fees, Timings, Route info

This reserve stretches over an area of 1601.542 Sq. Km, in which is 895 Sq. Km is for the core and 706.542 is for the buffer zone.  It is one of the three Tiger Reserves in TamilNadu and 17th in India. This reserve is the source for 14 rivers. 11 dams were built in and around the reserve.

The Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve was established in 1988. This reserve was created by combining 251 km of Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary and 567 km of Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary, which were created in 1962. A 400 Sq. Km core area of this reserve is proposed for the national park.

49 Pisces, 45 Amphibians, 88 Reptiles, 337 Aves and 79 mammals were recorded in this reserve.

This reserve is inhabited with Tigers, Jackals, Elephants, Nilgiri Tahr, Sambar, Gaur, Wildboar, Mouse deer, sloth bear, Spotted deer, Leopard etc.

Best Time to  Visit: Oct-Mar.

Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Fees

S.NoEntry TicketNo.of PersonsTicket Cost/ group
1Thalayanai / Kalakad6 – 10 personsRs.500
2Thalayanai / KalakadMax 5 personsRs.300
3Manimuthar Falls6 -10 personsRs.250
4Manimuthar FallsMax 5 personsRs.150
5Pandiyan Kottai6-10 personsRs.250
6Pandiyan KottaiMax 5 personsRs.150
7Hope Lake, Forest and River view6-10 personsRs.250
8Hope Lake, Forest and River viewMax 5 personsRs.150
9Agasthiyar falls6-10 personsRs.250
10Agasthiyar fallsMax 5 personsRs.150

Safari is not available in this Reserve.

How to reach Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve?

By Air

1. The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram which is 200 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Tirunelveli which is 50 km away.

By Road

  1. Taxi can be hired from Trivandrum/ Madurai and Tirunelveli.

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