Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
Location : About 16 km east of Sulthan Bathery, Wayand district,
north Kerala. Best time to visit: June to October.
Attractions : Freely roaming elephants and tigers
An ideal destination to watch herds of wild elephants,
the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous with the protected
area network of the Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur Tiger
Reserve in the neighbouring State of Karnataka and Mudumalai of
Tamilnadu. This sanctuary spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna
and flora, and comes under Project Elephant.
Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted frequently. 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
beasts. Elephant rides are arranged by the Forest Department.
Nearest railway station : Kozhikode, about 97 km by road from Sulthan
Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, nearly
120 km from Sulthan Bathery.