Hi dear readers, I am back with a new adventure that you will love! It all started in the new domestic terminal of Chennai. My family and I along with my friend`s family were all set to board a flight to Mysore. The terminal`s modern features along with it`s highly equipped and efficient staff took flying to a whole new level. We were tingling with excitement, for we were going to one of Tamil Nadu`s wildlife hubs, Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary!!
Wikipedia says “The Mudumalai sanctuary lies on the northern and north-western side of the Nilgiris (Blue Mountains), about 80 km north-west of Coimbatore in the extreme north-western corner of Tamil Nadu, on the interstate boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala states in southern India”.
As we boarded the 1 hour long flight , I was filled with excitement as this was a wildlife trip, I loved animals and wanted to become a wildlife researcher when I grow up. We landed in Mysore at 10:30 a.m, after a short rest we took a car which was assigned to take us to Mudumalai .It was a long and weary drive, as we drove through Karnataka and then entered Tamil Nadu.
We arrived at Mudumalai outskirts where we met Ms.Srilekha aunty who was a good friend of ours and a wildlife photographer and researcher. We then boarded a jeep and drove to her jungle house which was situated right next to the forest. Before we reached the house near Masanagudi village, we stopped for lunch at a guest house there.
After which we resumed our trip and reached the house at 1:30 p.m. As I got down the jeep I thought that this truly was the best place to start our adventure and let me tell you this was no ordinary adventure. We were goanna have fun and lots of it!!!