Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalpetta

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Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is anadv extensive animal sanctuary home to a variety of wild, endangered, and rare species. Learn about Indian bison, elephants, monkeys, and tigers as they thrive in a natural setting, then spot unusual birds like the peafowl in the aviary. The attraction is set among teak forests and some rare plant life, with elephant herds roaming freely in the pastures. Consider arranging elephant rides through the Kerala Forest Department when in the area. Take a look at our Kalpetta trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Welcome to India at its most bonkers! We have been to many Tiger Reserves previously but nothing as disorganised as this. Arrive at 7am for kid off they say, so we did, actually we were there at 6.30a...  more »
  • The ticket counter starts at 7 in the morning for jeep safari. Make sure you reach the counter by 5AM so as to confirm your number as only 40 jeeps (7 per jeep) are allowed for a morning safari. Ride ...  more »
  • no system at all.... waited for almost 3 hrs... still no tickets.... thanks to touts selling them backdoor... new rule only 40 vehicles in morning and 20 in afternoon allowed... if u are setting king ...  more »
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  • Awesome atmosphere. If you want to explore the forest, you must visit in between October - February period. But on that time the chance to see wild animals is comparatively less. But if you want to see wild animals you must visit on summer times, that is in between March - September. At that time you can see animals coming from deep forest to outer forest for drinking water. But at that time forest seems like raw type, not much greenery will be there. Only the forest dprtmnt jeep has entry inside the forest. Rs. 600/- is the fee per jeep. There is a skeleton collection of wild animals inside the forest, entry is free.
  • Tholpetti wildlife sanctuary is an ideal place for animal spotting. They provide Safari morning and evening, Morning g time is from 07.00 to 09.00 and evening it is from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs. Make sure you reach the place early to ensure your chance to get an entry ticket as it is limited to only 40 vehicles in the morning and 20 in the evening. Each vehicle carries 6-7 people.
  • Wayanad is a district in north east of Kerala state. It is the green paradise of Kerala is nestled among the mountains of western hills.The region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya’s land) in the earlier records. Wyanad reserves a history of its own and the forests of Wayanad wereonce the inhabitants of people. According to archaeological evidence and views of the historians this place was a human settlement area from as early as 3000 years BC. It is a blessed land with a variety of attractions and this verdant hill station is a fertile land for plantations, forest and wild life. The Wayanad Heritage Museum At Ambalavayal showcases the relics/mementos of the past and proclaims a glorious past that were present in this place from the time immemorial. This was the first one like this in the country. The four galleries in the museum represents different aspects ofhuman existence in this hilly region. The major Non-agricultural income of the district is tourism and the western Ghats mountain ranges coupled withseveral water bodies and wildlife are attractions for leisure tourists.
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, India. It has an extent of 344.44 km2 with four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian bison, elephant, deer and tigerare found there. There are also quite a few unusual birds in the sanctuary. In particular, peafowl tend to be very common in the area. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It is bestowed with lush green forests and rich wildlife.This wildlife area houses some of the rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was formed in 1973. This sanctuary occupies an area of 345 km. It is the second largest one in the state of kerala. The sanctuary is separated into two disconnected parts known as the North Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and South Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

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With many visitors choosing to stay in town as they explore the surrounding region, Kalpetta offers a good range of accommodations keeping up with the demands of modern travelers. The central area contains many hotels, with simple and budget-friendly options alongside a few of the more refined picks. The residential districts provide access to rental apartments and guesthouses, ideal for budget-conscious travelers who want to experience local life without the filter imposed by a chain hotel.
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