Madumalai is part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which is under consideration as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It was the private hunting grounds for the
erstwhile royalty of Mysore. A very rich diversity of flora and fauna, some
endemic to this region, attract wildlife enthusiasts from across the globe. The sanctuary is divided into 5 ranges - Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota.
Masinagudi is a serene stretch of forest between Bandipur National Park and Mudhumalai National Park. Rare flora and fauna bless the area, and peace and tranquility are evergreen here. The elephants grace the forest with their presence, and the cool climate make Masinagudi the ideal getaway.