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Address: Muthanga and Tholpetty, Kalpetta, India
Phone Number: 9847030110
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Most disappointing safari

We went with much excitement as this was our much awaiting and first safari and it was totally disappointing,,, The timings are from 7 to 9 am and 3 to 5pm daily.. We hardly... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Meena C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went with much excitement as this was our much awaiting and first safari and it was totally disappointing,,, The timings are from 7 to 9 am and 3 to 5pm daily.. We hardly seen the deers and monkeys.. They charged 115 per person and 500 for jeep..but it was not worth.. They took us about 10 Kms in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The sanctuary was established in 1973 and is today a part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and is contiguous with Nagerhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai in neighboring states. The sanctuary can be accessed through Sulthan Battery town. Wildlife safari is possible here. The Wayanad – Mysore highway goes through this sanctuary, where there is a ban on night transport. Actually, Wayanad... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

just passing thorough the main road we were privileged to see a tiger pass by. A charging bull elephant towards our vehicle got our hearts pumping harder. monkeys, deers and guars are very common here.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We reached Sulthan Bathery (Wayanad) previous day night to catch up safari on next day 6 am. But unfortunately we came to know that all sanctuaries were closed for past 1 month due to forest fire. Shockinh news is that none of the localites knows this and this was not even mentioned in any news. We wasted hell a lot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

As part of a guided tour by a respected Tour Operator, this was an unfortunate adventure for all involved. I get that the attempt to change the poachers into tour guides is important for the protection of the wildlife. I get that it helps the local economy so that they do not have to poach. But someone needs to provide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

a great chance to spot some elephants, we even saw some on the road to the sanctuary, set in a very wild area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great way to see wildlife. We had more sightings in Jungle Retreat Wayanad which is a few kms away, but for a safari, this is a good option.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We turned up early when the park opens. There are so many jeeps going into and out of the park it is hardly surprising we saw very little. The jeeps do not stop at all to pause and wait for wildlife, the roads are horrendous so you are thrown around as they speed through and the seats are all facing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been with family and friends. Might be good place for bird photo shooters. We have to walk for a good distance and there is small water area. Lot of crowd so we didn't get into water. Nothing much is there is island.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is on the way to Mysore from Sulthan Bathery has a large number of wild animals like elephants, tigers, deers, bears etc. The drive though the sanctuary was really adventurous and bit scary and frequently the animals cross the roads. Few trekking spots and elephant ride areas are also there which will take us to the interiors.

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