Sub- tropical type; Hot in summers, moderately cool in winters Summers are moderately hot and generally last between the months of March to June. The temperature range between a omfortable 22°C – 32°C in these months and a relaxing cool breeze lifts up the spirit by sundown.
Moderate rainfalls in the months of July to September. The rains rejuvenate the jungle and the plateau land around beautifully. November marks the beginning of the winter eason and it lasts till the month of February. The temperature is comfortable and generally lies in the range of 19°C to 25°C.
Located 8 hours south west of Chennai, Mudumalai follows Indian standard Time (IST) which is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +5.30).
The official currency of India is Indian Rupees (INR).
Tamil is the official language of State of Tamilnadu, India. Other spoken languages are English, Baduga and Kannada
Check In & Check – Out
Check In time is 12 Noon and Check-out time is 10.00 am
Wi-Fi internet access is complimentary and available in the Main lobby only.
Due to the secluded setting of Casa Deep Woods BSNL & Vodaphone are available.
- Jungle-friendly clothing
Advisable to wear clothes covering arms and legs, to avoid allergy or insect bites. Wearing layers of clothing is also a good idea, for safaris can be early morning and it might get hotter by the time you return. Choose nature-friendly colours, taking care to avoid bold colours such as red or electric blue completely. Bold prints like polka dots or noisy trinkets can disturb animal life and attract unnecessary attention.
- Stay Calm
Do not walk away on your own. Listen to the instructions of the guide in your vehicle and stick with your group. Be as quiet as possible to hear as many sounds of the jungle as possible.
- Pack Light
A book, a torch, comfortable pair of shoes and socks which cover your feet well, sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, jungle friendly clothes, your sunglasses, water bottle, raincoat, your camera and the mobile battery charger are enough.
- Remember your medicines
If you are allergic to dust or animal fur, do not forget to carry your medication. We have a medical kit at hand always for bruises or antiseptic creams.
- No Feeding Animals
Restrict yourself from feeding animals. Their behavior cannot be predicted and this might prove to be harmful for you or for them.
- Refrain from Littering
The jungle is home to the wild animals, thus, it is best that you do not litter your garbage here and there in their home.
- Don’t be a sleepyhead
Stay alert and avoid an ignorant attitude. If you see any visitor or staff doing something wrong, report it as soon as possible.
- Avoid going close to wildlife
Do not get too close to animals in order to observe them closely. They can either get scared or can attract them towards you. Do not try to be too friendly with the wild in the jungle. Best to watch from a safe distance.
- No loud talk
The forest is best enjoyed in silence and by tuning into the sounds of the jungle. Best to avoid running chatter between yourselves.
- No place for jungle souvenirs
Please do not get down from your jeep or elephant in the jungle to carry bird feathers, leaves or stones.
- Child Trouble
It is wiser not to bring small children or infants into the jungle as it is sometimes not possible to keep them calm. The animals may shy away from you as well.
- Stay Calm while clicking
Please do not create any disturbance for the wild animals while shooting them with your camera. Keep calm and the flash mode off.
- Fire Alert
Stay away from using any combustible substances during your jungle safari, like lighters and matchboxes
- Mobile manners
It is advisable to keep your cell phones in your hotel room or if you are carrying them with you inside the jungle, keep them switched off or on silent mode.
- Do not agitate wildlife
Please remember that you are inside the jungle to explore wildlife, while they are inside their own homes. Do not agitate them by throwing stones at them or other antics to attract them.
- Do not litter the forest
Avoid using polythene bags, tetra packs and other bio non-degradable material or if they have to be used, carry them back with you after use, to be disposed of properly. They can harm animals if they are accidentally eaten by them as well spoil the beauty of the forest.
- Do not disturb anything in the forest
Avoid collecting any plant life. Do leave it as you found it, for someone coming after you to enjoy it too.
- Mosquito / Insect Repellent
- Sunscreen, Hat & Sunglasses
- Antiseptic Cream, Medication and First Aid Kit
- Socks and comfortable, sturdy shoes or boots
- Binoculars & Camera
- Water Bottle
- Warm Clothing (in winters)
- Small Torch
- Personal hygiene requisites
- Rain wear and umbrella
- Long sleeved cotton shirt for protection from insects and the sun
- Long pants with tie strings or shorts for hiking
- Good clothes – smart casuals for evening wear
P.S. It is a good idea to wear layers of clothes rather than one thick sweater or Wind cheater. Even in winters, the trek might warm you up and wearing light clothes in layers will allow you to shed one layer at a time to suit your comfort.