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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of two wildlife sanctuaries in Wayanad.

An ideal destination to watch herds of wild elephants, Muthanga is contiguous with the protected area network of the Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the neighboring State of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. This area spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna and flora, and comes under Project Elephant.

Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted occasionally. Various species of deer, monkeys, birds etc also live here. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and west coast semi evergreen forests. A drive along the road to Muthanga and further, offers chances to watch these roaming animals. Elephant rides are arranged by the Forest Department.

Tourist Attractions

Visiting Hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Attractions: Freely roaming elephants, deer, etc.

The sanctuary is explored on a jeep safari, either in the early morning or late afternoon. The wildlife sanctuary comes under Protect Elephant and one can spot herd of elephants roaming in the area.

Elephant rides are arranged by the Forest Department, Kerala. Discovering and observing the wildlife while being atop an elephant is an enthralling and unforgettable experience.

How to Reach

Location: About 16 km east of Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad district, North Kerala.

Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode, about 97 km by road from Sulthan Bathery.

Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, nearly 120 km from Sulthan Bathery.