Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Wayanad wild life sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. The sanctuary emphasis on scientific conservation; with due consideration for the general life styles of tribals and others who live in and around the forest. The vegetation is predominantly moist deciduous forest with small stretches of swamps, teak forests; bamboo and tall grass.Rare herbs and medicinal plants are found in Muthanga.

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Established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1973, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Wayanad spread over an area of 345 sq km is an abode of rich flora and fauna. This Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and bio-geographically one of the richest tracts of peninsular India. This wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad bears a special historic connection to our freedom movement as it was here that the Pazhassi king engaged in warfare with the East India Company in 1805.

With numerous watering holes Muthanga has been declared a Project Elephant site. Jungle Cats, Panthers, Civet Cat, Monkeys, Wild dogs, Deer, Spotted Bears, Bisons, Gaurs, Cheetah, Peacock, Owls, Jungle fowls, Woodpeckers, etc. can be seen here. The reserve is home to a small population of Tigers. Elephant rides are arranged here by the forest department. Tourists can prefer jeep drives through the forest path with a local guide sanctioned by the forest department.

Muthanga Wildlife Safari

The featured ecotourism programme of Wayanad is the two-hour Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari conducted by the forest department in the tourist zone of Muthanga forest

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary unlike any other is full of surprises and thrills. It provides you with an opportunity to witness nature’s inhabitants in their natural habitat displaying raw emotions.

Embark on a wonderful experience to explore the beauty of Muthanga wildlife and vivid flora and fauna with Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari.

Muthanga Wildlife Safari is held in the morning and evening when animal activity in the tourism zone is relatively high. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary safari timings are from 7 am to 10 am and from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Entry Fee to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Wayanad

For Indians: Rs.10 per person

For children below 12 years and bonafide students: Rs. 5 per head

For Foreigners: Rs.100 per person

Best Time to Visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary attracts tourists all year round with its lush green forests. The post-monsoon and winter period remains a pleasant time to visit Muthanga Wayanad as nature is at its best. This wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad is open only from August to February. The best time to visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is between October to February.

The enthralling mountains, beautiful Muthanga forest and diverse wildlife make Muthanga Wayanad a must-visit destination.

Plan your trip to Kerala and do visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that offers a different experience altogether for those who want to spend time in the wild soaking tranquil greenery.

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