Things to do
* Vehicle Safaris
* Elephant Safaris
* Animal and Bird spotting
Take a ride through the jungle and experience the adrenaline rush through the slither among the bushes, silhouettes of a would-be-predator and sudden sighting of an exotic animal. Chase and if unlucky, be chased by your game.
Safaris are available in the form of jeeps, vans and elephants in Theppakadu. A jeep could fit eight persons at a time and a van could hold 25. But the ones atop a elephant which can hold four persons is the most exciting as it can take routes within a jungle that cannot be accessed through a vehicle. Usually a vehicle safari ride lasts 45 minutes.
In Mudumalai, elephant safaris are available with bookings done at the Ooty forest office. The tickets are also sold at the Mudumalai Theppakadu reception center on a first come first serve basis. Elephant rides are subject to dry and favorable weather conditions.
Animal and Bird spotting
The animal life in this forest area includes the Macaque and Common Langur, Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bear and Python.
Besides the Giant Flying Squirrel, Sambar, Wild Boar, Elephants, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Hare, Porcupine and Mongoose will also capture your attention around the campus.
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is very diverse in birdlife and suitable for bird watchers both experienced and novice. Over 50 species of birds have been spotted here. The birds found in and around the Camp Center are Peacock, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spur Fowl, Grey Partridge, Quail, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Large Racket-Tailed Dronge, The Magpie-robin, Spotted Babbler, Small Green Barbet, Green Pigeons, Brown Dove, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Bulbuls, Mynahs, etc…
Trekking is another enjoyable activity as the area has a pleasant climate and the scenery is really great. There are plenty of chances to view wild animals too. The surroundings are suitable for Nature photography and wildlife photography. The Campsite is a perfect location to pursue this hobby.
Just next to our Campsite, runs a small stream, perfect for fishing and paddling around. However Just look out for those elephants that come down to the stream for their drink of water.