( Sightseeing )
garden aquire an area of 22 acres.There is surprisingly a fossil
tree trunk of 20 million years.The garden consists of varieties
of tree species, variety of ferns, fashioned beds laid out in an
Italian style, grass carpet, multi coloured flowering plants, house
ferns and orchids and nurseries. This garden is certainly going
to take tourist's mind. Annual flower show is held here in May every
year. Tamil Nadu Horticulture Dept takes care of this garden.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
In the luxuriantly forested foothills of the Nilgiri, this 321 sq.
km sanctuary is part of a much larger reserve (3000 sq km ) which
includes Bandipur and Wynad in neighbouring Karnataka and Kerala.
The larger reserve ranges in vegetarian from semi-evergreen forests
to swamps and grasslands. In Mudumalai, the mostly dense forest
is home to chital, gaur, tiger, panther, wild boar and sloth bear.
The park's wild elephant population, one of the largest in the country,
supposedly numbers about 600, however you're more likely to see
their domesticated brethren carrying out logging duties. The best
time to visit Mudumalai is between February and June. Heavy rain
is common in October and November and the park may be closed during
the dry season.