Gudalur is situated around 50 km from the popular hill station of Ooty, on the road leading to Mysore. Gudalur is the gateway to Nilgiris from
Kerala and Karnataka and has a population of around 35,000.
The Mudumali Sanctuary is located around 16 km from Gudalur. The prime attractions are Frog hill view point (14 km), Needle point rock view (12 km), Numbalkottah (8 km), Nellakotta (15 km), Hanging Bridges (14 km), Nelliyalayam (20 km),
Cherambadi (35 km).
Paddy, ginger, tea and pepper are the major agricultural products of Gudalur.
Gudalur is well connected by road to
Kozhikode, Ooty and Mysore.