Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

wayanad-wildlife-sanctuaryWayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Muthanga in Wayanad district. This is the second largest sanctuary in Kerala and is also called as Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary. It was established in the year 1973 and is adjacent to the sanctuaries, Badipur and Madumalai in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu respectively. It lies in an area of 345 sq kms. This sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It comes under the Wayanad Wildlife division and has its headquarters at Sulthan Bathery. The highest peak of this area is Karottimala.

Animals such as Elephants, Deers, Cheetahs, tigers etc are found here. Besides there are birds, butterflies, reptiles and insects as well. Since there are a large number of Elephants, this area is declared as Project Elephant Site. The flora found here includes some of the rare and endangered species. The best time to visit this sanctuary is during the months November to May.

How to Reach
District : Wayanad
Nearest Bus Station : Sulthan Bathery bus station at a distance of 18 kms
Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode railway station at a distance of 105 kms
Nearest Airport : Karipur International Airport at a distance of 140 kms