Apart from being a romantic weekend getaway, the land of Masinagudi is filled with heaps of adventurous activities. Accompanying a camera and a pair of binoculars, you can simply stroll through the wild countryside or explore the tribal hamlets. Here’s a list of all those notorious things you can do to make your Masinagudi visit an endearing one –
1. Tour through the little hamlets –
Masinagudi is blessed with innumerable tiny hamlets scattered all around. The picturesque villages of Bokkapuram, Moyar or Anaikatty are places to explore and greet the locals for cultural exchange. You can visit the smaller shrines there or stroll alongside meandering streams.
2. Safaris –
A wildlife safari is the best option to explore what is hidden inside the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and the National Park at Bandipur. There are government organised jeeps and van safaris which lets you explore the nook and corner of these two famous wildlife spotting destinations in town. As the tickets for the safari are sold on first come first serve basis, you need to rush before the tickets are finally sold out.
3. Stroll along the Moyar River –
For all those who are wandering here and there at the Masinagudi in search of tranquillity, may seek their peaceful time on the banks of the Moyar River. This river originates from the town of Moyar, cascades down and then separates the Bandipur National Park from the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.
The place where the river cascades down is famous as the Moyar Falls and to gain access to this place, you need to obtain permission from the Forest Department there.
4. Bird Watching –
One of the best takeaways from your Masinagudi trip is watching beautiful birds here. This is a real sight to keep you engaged and occupied for long hours on your day at leisure at Masinagudi tour. Some of the notable species observed here are crested hawk Eagle, Grey Mongoose, Sloth Bear, and Yellow-crowned woodpecker.
5. Get some knowledge about the hydroelectric project at the Maravakandy Dam –
The Maravakandy Dam is a hydroelectric initiative of the Masinagudi authorities. It is yet another beautiful sight to spot the local flora and fauna. A stroll along the sides of the backwaters gushing out from the Maravakandy Dam is a nice break for a few hours from your Maravakandy tour.
6. Enjoy your leisure at the Kalhatty Waterfalls –
Head towards the Kalhatty Waterfalls to capture some cascading effects of the waterfalls. Here, the cascades from a great height of 40 metres down the slopes of the Kalhatti hills.
7. Go shop your heart out –
Shopping is one of the most adored activities by travellers of any origin. If you are travelling via or to Ooty, your favourite local picks should be inclusive of medicated oils, homemade chocolates, dry fruits, winter wears, and tea. For all those who wish to shop in and around the markets close to the Bandipur National Park can grab on bamboo wood arts, wild honey, calendars, and so on.