Mukurthi National Park
Mukurthi National Park (MNP) is a 78.46 km2 (30.3 sq mi) protected area in the northwest corner of Tamil Nadu state, in the Western Ghats mountain range of South India, west of Ootacamund hill station. The Nilgiri tahr, the park’s main attraction, was established to safeguard it.
Montane grasslands and shrublands are intermingled with sholas in this park, which is located at a high altitude with significant rainfall, near-freezing temperatures, and strong winds. It is home to a variety of endangered animals, such as the regal Bengal tiger and Asian elephant, but the Nilgiri tahr is the major attraction. Nilgiri Tahr National Park was the park’s previous name.
The park is part of India’s first International Biosphere Reserve, the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Since 1 July 2012, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Western Ghats.
Mukurthi National Park is located in which state: Tamilnadu
Mukurthi National Park in nilgiri hills is the sanctuary for which animal: The Nilgiri tahr, the park’s main attraction, was established to safeguard it.
Mukurthi National Park is located in which district: Nilgiri District
Mukurthi National Park established: 12 December 2001