I recently visited the Mudumalai Tiger reserve, a beautiful place to roam around especially for nature lovers like me. But unfortunately we could spot nothing more than a few spotted deers, bisons, mongoose and a handful of langurs, peacocks and peahens. Though being the home of a variety of animals especially tigers ( Mudumalai Tiger Reserve) because of we humans they have been much disturbed. For example, the honking of cars, pollution and people's attitude towards these poor creatures have made these creatures insecure depriving them the comfort of their habitat. I have always wanted to become an environmental engineer to make a little difference in these matters. I also encourage each one of you to help towards preserving nature.
Now coming to the philatelic aspect of the topic, Mudumalai is a reserve located in the Nilgiris in between the boundaries of Kerala and Karnataka. It is at an elevation of about 1000 m and extends over an area of 323 sq. kms. Mudumalai B.O. had introduced a permanent pictorial cancellation of the Indian bison or Gaur on 05.04.1975. Gaurs, spotted deers, elephants are few among the most common species found here.
Few other Permanent pictorial cancellations of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh postal circle can be viewed through: