Located on the higher altitudes of the Nilgiris, the Mukurthi National Park and Peak are a 40 km ride from Ootacamund. The depressions of the park are dotted with dense sholas, and its landscape is lush, colourful and extremely picturesque. The peak in its entirety has a vast variety of flora and fauna residing in its habitat, and the main attraction is the  Nilgiri tahr that can be seen grazing in large numbers. The 7,846 hectare park shelters populations of sambar, barking deer, Nilgiri marten, otter, jungle cat, jackal etc., in its grasslands. The avifauna consists mostly of hill birds like laughing thrushes, woodcocks, wood pigeons and black eagles. Butterflies with Himalayan affinity like the blue admiral, Indian red admiral, Indian fritillary, Indian cabbage white, hedge blues and rainbow trouts are spotted frequently. The park offers opportunities for camping and trekking as well. Mukurthi National Park is a part of the popular Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.  

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