Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga

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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 tiger are 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.
Established in 1973, the sanctuary is now an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is bounded by protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka in the northeast, and on the southeast by Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu.
It is part of the Wayanad Plateau and the vegetation is predominantly of the south Indian moist deciduous teak forests. Also, the sanctuary has pastures of the west-coast semi-evergreen trees. The wildlife sanctuary comes under Protect Elephant and one can spot herd of elephants roaming in the area. Elephant rides are arranged by the Kerala Forest Department.
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  • Muthanga Wild life sanctuary located in wayanad, Kerala borders Tamil Nadu. Have jeep safari inside the forest. chance to see wild elephants, deers, monkeys, bisons and lucky enough tigers too. Just 1...  more »
  • This was an experience! We had extended time with many elephants. We had to wait for them to move from the road 30m ahead, and then we parked nearby, just 10m away. No many more animals or birds, but ...  more »
  • The reason why I said charge bit costly is, we can see the elephant outside the sanctuary, between Karnataka and kerala range if u quick go 2 rounds in the morning and evening in ur own car. This sanc...  more »
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