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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga and Tholpetty, Kalpetta, India
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Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Kalpetta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Wembley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Lot of green around, it was a great ride in the morning. it was a bit misty, it was a semi open jeep. The driver was good, the guide wanted to show us animals. We were not very lucky with wildlife though. We saw more animals in our lodge jungle retreat wayanad than in the sanctuary.

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A bumpy jeep ride round the park was so exciting we came back two days later for more! The second trip at 4pm, about as late as you do it, was the most rewarding, but that could have been luck. The guides are very sharp eyed and knowledgeable, and the wildlife is incredibly close - large rat snake, buffaloes, giant... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The much waited trip for us. Safari timings are morning 9am and evening 3pm. Morning first 40 jeeps and evening 20 jeeps are allowed. jeep costs Rs.600/- max 7 persons. We where lucky to spot peacocks,deers,monkeys,byson and an elephant.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It should take around 2.5 hours to get to the closest entrance to the sanctuary (Tholpetty) from Kannur, but our driver got lost. Still we made it, and it was a beautiful drive through a pristine forest area. We saw deer, monkeys, drongo birds, lots of butterflies, but no elephants. Apparently the best time to come is early morning (we... More 

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Kozhikode, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My second visit of Muthanga wild life sanctuary was planned very late One km from the highway that connects Kerala and Karnataka, takes you to a calm world. Sun rays were struggling to peep in through the dense and thick forest mostly covered by eucalyptus.I did not expect to see wild animals, and that just proved right. W saw a... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It was little disappointing that we couldnt see any elephants..but the it was a fun ride and suspense moments that we may encounter any wild animals.Thank God a herd of deers made our climax a joyful ride

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Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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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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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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