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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  • This was a total disaster. Utter waste of money and time, plus it affects your health a lot too. You end up waiting in queues for 90 minutes to get a ticket as they have limited jeeps. Then you pay a ...  more »
  • 1. You will hardly see any animals other than Monkeys and few dear 2. The roads are not properly managed inside the park making it really difficult to travel in Jeep 3. In the end you will pay Rs 300-...  more »
  • A real life experience to have an open joyride through the forest route.... Elephants and deers are normal sightings and you need to be really lucky to spot other animals....  more »
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  • Very good place to visit in the early morning time. If you take first ride then you are lucky to see all the animals. Because all animals only seen in first and second ride. Once animals heard the vehicle sound passing frequently then they afraid until evening or night. If you not getting first few rides then don't go to ride. Its waste of time and money. You can see only monkeys and few birds . Sometime peacock. Thanks
  • A great safari that isn’t built solely for tourists. It’s unlikely you’ll see every animal you want to see but that’s fine by me... that’s how safaris should be. You should turn up at least an hour before the morning or afternoon safari start times to secure a ticket... places are numbered and the further forward in the queue then the better chance you have of viewing wildlife. You pay for entry to the park and then pay for a jeep separately... seems confusing at the time but the locals kept us informed. The actual park is beautiful by itself so don’t get too hung up on seeing 60 wild elephants together... just go and enjoy. However, we did see wild elephants, spiders, deer, bisen, tribal villages and a tigers footprint. Well worth the money.
  • Breathtaking experience inside the forest. We went as a group. We were luck enough to spot few animals & birds. The jeep ride inside the forest was adventurous. We took two jeeps for our group. One of the jeep got stuck, the driver made several attempts but eventually they had to push the vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Though the timing mentioned is 7-9, people are expected to be there by 4-5am (atleast 2-3 hours prior). The token issued is very less and would be a perfect disaster if we don't go there early enough. We spotted deer and elephants on the route to Karnataka. If you are with family, better to avoid since you can't be there very early.

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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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