This series of photos was taken while on the trek through Mudamalai National Park. Our knowledgeable guides, as seen below, would silently walk single file in front of us, stopping only to examine animal tracks and droppings.
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After encountering Tiger Poo, we combed the general vicinity for tracks and then decided to cross a canal that led us over a meandering river. We climbed a steep slope and once at the top decided to pause here for a light snack. The chattier of our two guides, showed us his scars as he recounted a leopard attack, which he miraculous survived by fighting off the large jungle cat with nothing more than his bare hands.
Mudumalai is a National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary located on the northwest side of the Nilgiri Hills. Situated between other surrounding protected areas, the strategic position of the reserve creates a wildlife corridor, which is haven to a long list of threatened and endangered species, such as Indian Elephants and Bengal Tigers.
After a day and a half in Ooty, we were picked up by one of Nachi’s friends who drove us, at a sensible pace, back down the mountain to Mudamalai National park. We stayed at a small hotel in a very small town literally on the edge of the park. The hotel was great: the staff were friendly; the rooms were large and spacious; each room also had an enclosed front porch where we spent our evenings. Each night we could be found on the veranda playing a card game called “Shithead” and drinking cold Kingfisher Beer, which was so refreshing after days spent in 36 degree heat.