About Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest animal sanctuary in Kerala. It houses Kerala’s indigenous flora and fauna, and also some endangered animal and plant species. Spread over 344 sq. km., this beautiful reserve is a part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The elephant is a particular attraction of this Sanctuary, and the site is a declared project Elephant site. Apart from elephants, the sanctuary is home to the tiger, Indian bison, a variety of deers, panther, wild boar, sloth bear, the Malabar giant squirrel, and others. The sanctuary also is home to 59 species of fish and 30 species of amphibians. While the sanctuary is an all year round treat, the best time to visit is from December to May, when rainfall is decidedly lower. The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is also a haven to a variety of endangered vultures. There is an entry fee of ?10-20 at the Wildlife Sanctuary, and fee for vehicles as well, but there is enough parking space for private vehicles. It is advised to take a guide to understand better and spot the different animal species, and a safari is the surest way to go around the sanctuary. The visiting hours are from 7 am to 5 pm, as authorities advise retreating before it gets dark. The distance of the Sanctuary from Sultan Bathery is a mere 16 kms.

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Timings 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Visit Duration: 80 Minutes

Address: Wayanad, Kerala 673592, India

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