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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga and Tholpetty, Kalpetta, India
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Ranked #15 of 25 Attractions in Kalpetta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wayanad WLS also called as Muthanga WLS is located 50kms from Mananthavady. It's a beautiful small forest covered with lush evergreen forest. We visited this place on 11th Nov for their morning safaris. Though we didn't site much besides the usual spotted deers, we were able to see fresh Tiger Pugmarks. The place is a heaven for birds - if... More

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Thane, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Reach there as early as possible even though the counter opens only at 8 AM as the queue builds up much before that. All the jeep drivers are not patient, some of my friends had difficult time with driver as he was not very communicative. Drivers were mainly able to express in Malayalam only and the non Keralites may have... More

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Hyderabad, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary though a part of the famous Triangle , has become more of a picnic spot for mostly locals who turn up in hordes in buses and create a ruckus which will scare wildlife right upto Nilgiris. The tourism department should provide better vehicles to carry the serious wildlife lovers even at a cost, instead of overloaded mini... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was very irritated with the guide for making a big gue and cry about trivial sighting of sambhars and monkeys

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Did not see many animals. Saw few deers, a couple of elephants. Drive was comfortable, but there were around 35 speed humps that we need to be careful while driving.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An absolute pleasure, a must visit place. Driving through at low speeds being amazed at the flaura and fauna around is en experience that demand re-visits.

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Mangalore, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Tholpetty safari was not worth at all. There were too many safari vehicles plying at the same time which disturb the animals as a result you do not get to see anything. Besides you spend more time waiting in the queue to buy the ticket than you actually go on the safari. This heavy rush could be because of the... More

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Frankfurt
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were really disappointed about Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The jeep safari through the area is not recommendable as it leads over sealed roads with basically no chance to spot wild elephants. 40 jeeps in a row enter the park every morning, which minimizes the chance to see wild animals unless you're the lucky one having caught the first vehicle.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited Tholpetty National Park in the beginning of October. No sighting of tiger or elephant. Rather what we saw were many deer, a wild boar, peacocks and eagle. There was some construction activity happening in the jungle due to which the animals would have been pushed further inside. The best part is the pleasant climate in this part. For those... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Jungle is good, but you hardly have any animals in the jungle. I feel more animals are actually seen while travelling to this sanctuary. Major issue here is the safari jeeps, these are very polluting. With this much of pollution created by these jeeps, why will animals come out.

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