Situated on Nilgiris at an attitude of 3000 feet, this sanctuary is located 36 km via Kalhasthi and 66km via Gudalur on the Ooty-Mysore route. Mudumalai is part of a much larger sanctuary which includes Bandipur in Karnataka and Muthanga in Kerala. The Sanctuary covers an area of 321 Sq.km and the best season to visit is February and May