Mukurthi National Park

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  • Address: Pykara, O' Valley, Tamil Nadu 643237, Ooty, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4232444098
  • Ticket Price: 15 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids

Situated around 40 kilometres from Ooty is the famous and surreal Mukurthi National Park. At a high altitude and spread across 78.46 kilometres, the national park was created to protect the Nilgiri Tahr. Infact, the park was previously known as the Nilgiri Tahr National Park. The park also boasts of a rich flora and fauna. The natural vegetation consists of vast stretches of grasslands interspersed with numerous isolated and compact sharply defined small woodlands. Only two storeys of tree layers are seen. Lianas are quite common, Epiphytes are abundant and consists mostly of lichens, ferns, bryophytes and various orchids. Apart from the Tahr, the park is also home to endangered species like the Asian Elephant and the Bengal Tiger. Various trek routes can be found throughout the Mukurthi National Park. For enthusiastic trekkers and hikers, the Mukurthi Peak is a must visit.

Mukurthi National Park Travel Tips

  • Hunting is a punishable offence.
  • Plucking flowers is prohibited.
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol within national park premises is prohibited.
  • Prices are subject to change. Please verify before scheduling your trip.

Entrance Ticket Details For Mukurthi National Park

  • Given prices are for Adults.
  • Adults: 15 INR
  • Children (5-12 years): 10 INR
  • Children (below 5 years): Free
  • Government school children (5-12 years): 2 INR
  • Private school children (5-12 years): 10 INR
  • Still Camera charge: 25 INR
  • Video Camera: 150 INR
  • Charges for documentary educational films: 2000 INR
  • Parking charge for motor car: 15 INR

Mukurthi National Park Hours

  • Seasonal timings might apply. Check with Wildlife Warden before planning visit.
  • Closed on public holidays.

How to Reach Mukurthi National Park

  • Approachable by road.
  • Pandiyar bus stop
  • Pykara bus station
  • Nearest railway station is at Ooty.

  • Rest house within park premises provides food as well as lodging.

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  • Mukurthi National Park Address: Pykara, O' Valley, Tamil Nadu 643237, Ooty, India
  • Mukurthi National Park Contact Number: +91-4232444098
  • Mukurthi National Park Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Mukurthi National Park Price: 15 INR
  • Best time to visit Mukurthi National Park(preferred time): 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mukurthi National Park: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 10.31% of people who visit Ooty include Mukurthi National Park in their plan

  • 51.02% of people start their Mukurthi National Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mukurthi National Park

Monday, Friday and Sunday

92.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mukurthi National Park

People normally club together Wax World Museum and St. Stephens Church while planning their visit to Mukurthi National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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