The Mukurthi Peak & Mukurthi National Park is about 40 kms from Ooty. The Mukurthi National Park is located on the southeastern corner of the Nilgiris Mountains. The area contains a viable population of Nilgiri Tahr Hamitragus hilocrius. The silent valley is located on the western side of these ranges. A fascinating feature of the Mukurthi Sanctuary is the variety and similarities that compare well to the flora and fauna of the Himalayan ranges. A fascinating feature of the Mukuruthi Sanctuary is its endemism and relationship with Himalayan flora and fauna.