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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural habitat to numerous wild animals. Untouched by human habitation, this sanctuary is among the most naturally beautiful locations of Kerala - a perfect place for nature and wildlife lovers. It is situated on the Kerala side of the gigantic Western Ghats and amid abundant wealth of flora and fauna. Spread across 344 sq km, it was declared a sanctuary in 1973 and is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.

According to statistical reports, 45 species of mammals, 203 of birds, 45 of reptiles, 30 of amphibians, and 59 of fish are found here. The large population of pachyderms has declared Muthanga as a Project Elephant site. The biggest abode of wild animals in Malabar, the sanctuary is an ideal destination to spot herds of wild elephants in their natural habitat. Rich in an exotic variety of flora and fauna, the sanctuary is a photographer's paradise. Right from elephants to tigers, you can sight several animals frequently.

Some other animals found here include spotted deer, monkeys, leopard, bison, sloth bear, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, wild dogs, lizards, wild pigs, lion-tailed macaque, sambar, and wild boar. The diverse flora boasts of South Indian moist deciduous forests, west coast semi evergreen forests, and plantations of teak, eucalyptus, and grewelia. Although Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is open for visit all through the year, but the perfect season to visit the flourishing beauty is from June to October. The sanctuary is easily accessible via air, rail, and road. The closest airdrome from the sanctuary is Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode, about 120 km, with the nearest railway station being at Kozhikode at 97 km, both from Sultan Battery. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts.

How to reach:

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

Rail : Kozhikode, about 97 km by road from Sulthan Bathery.

Exclusive Wayanad Tour

Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destination: Wayanad

DAY 01 : Calicut Arrival - Wayanad (90Kms/2hrs drive)

Day 01 - On arrival at Calicut Airport/Railway Station you will be picked up and transferred to the resort in Wayanad - a beautiful place and a scenic Wayanad hill station of Kerala. Check into the resort and the rest of the day at relax. Overnight stay at the resort in Wayanad

DAY 02 : Wayanad Tour

Day 02 - Breakfast from the resort and proceed for a full day sightseeing Wayanad tour. Visit the Chempara peak - the highest point in Wayanad, Pookote Lake - a popular picnic spot and offers enjoyable boat rides (optional), Soojipara falls and Meenmutty falls, and explore Edakkal caves with their prehistoric carvings. Overnight stay at the resort in Wayanad

DAY 03: Wayanad Tour

Day 03 - Breakfast at the resort and later as per your convenience you can drive for the sightseeing Wayanad tour to visit the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam and Thirunelly Temple. Evening back to the resort and relax. Overnight stay at the resort in Wayanad

DAY 04: Wayanad - Calicut (90Kms/2hrs drive)

Day 04 - Post breakfast, as per your departure schedule you will be transferred to Calicut Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey back home

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