Masinagudi

The northern mountain of Nilgiris hills is a quaint small town on the edges. The border of the famous Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and the strand of Moyar river, forms a center point between Masinagudi Ooty and Theppakadu.

The approach to Masinagudi from Ooty is through the famous Kalhatti Ferries segment, which is possibly one of the most vehicle-worthy slopes in the area. A small 18 kilometer 36 hurdle included in the fork, this area is still a nightmare for the driver who are not experienced behind the wheel. Road (towards Ooty) starts at Thalaikundha Junction and snakes your way towards Kalhatty. A check post on the way obliges vehicles to prevent tempo passengers, Tata Sumo, Qualis etc. and check for their brake pads.

They are heated if they are moved to the side to calm them down to the next few km faster and for the most risky people on the way. They do these parts in less gear and at least do not use the brakes as appropriate, they are hot and do not catch the most when you wheel. Steep roads fall into the hills and take a further 10 km ride to the city of Masinagudi.

Masinagudi city is a strategic place straddling quite a few protected areas from Nilgiri Biosphere. Theppakadu, Forest Department of Mudumalai Sanctuary, is approximately 10 kilometers from Masinagudi. Road, Gudalur-Bandipur road, where the left goes down towards Gudalur and forward Wayanad, while winding the path of right Bandipur.

At the northern borders of Masinagudi city, the dense forest section of the famous Mudumalai Forest Reserve starts. By the late 18th century the forests of the sanctuary were under the control of Nilambar Tirumalapad religious sect (Tirumalapad Kovilagam). In 1927 the area was declared a safe forest. Park was built in 1940 to become the first wildlife sanctuary in South India.The city is today peppered with a large number of resorts. The city is right at Kalhatty – Theppakadu road and cities like Bokkapuram, Singara and Vazaithottam are today home to a large number of – Thanks to the development of wildlife tourism.