Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
The Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu is in the South Western Ghats forms part of the interstate Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve. It includes three sanctuaries, viz. Kalakad, Mundanthurai and part of Kanyakumari Sanctuary, with portions of Tirunelveli forest division of the State. As many as fourteen rivers originate from this reserve, which feed numerous tanks in the plains. There are eleven dams in and around the reserve with three hydroelectric power stations. The terrain is undulating with several valleys and porous rocks.
Area of the Tiger Reserve
Core/Critical tiger habitat : 895.000 sq.km
Buffer/Peripheral area : 706.542 sq.km
Total : 1601.542 sq.km