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Address: Muthanga and Tholpetty, Kalpetta, India
Phone Number: 9847030110
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Right place at the Wrong time

Maybe we entered the Wildlife Sanctuary in the wrong summer season when it had rained continuously for the entire previous week. Though we came first at the sanctuary early in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can easily spot elephant and deer. Difficult to see tigers. Entry fee is very high and not worth money spending. Its better to take ride in the wild life reserve and you can spot few animals.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

when we went to the safari it was raining slightly. it was a one hour safari . the first half an hour went by without us seeing not even a monkey. we saw a Malabar squirrel and many deer and that's it

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe we entered the Wildlife Sanctuary in the wrong summer season when it had rained continuously for the entire previous week. Though we came first at the sanctuary early in the morning and had high hopes of seeing at least bison, boar and elephants, we experienced a severe let down at the hands of the driver who went first to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Could see wild elephants on the way to sanctuary. Can see a lot of wild life in it. I think evening is better time to sight elephants. Reach by 2.15 to get a ticket.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We'd been to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary. The tickets are certainly expensive - 110/- per adult and 40/- per child as entry ticket. Then you have to hire a Jeep which charges 600/- per trip for 1.5 hours. It is ok to pay the money, but we could spot very few animals (few deers, wild boars that's it). I'd driven from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We didnt saw any animal except that of deer in complete trip govt charges are only 110 per head plus 75 , but they illegally charge 600 at the end of trip without any receipt. Even the safari is not worth it.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went from Kuruwa dweep to tholpetty, and on the way stopped so many times after seeing Deers on both sides. Safari was best. We waited in queue since 13:00Hrs for tickets, and were the first to get tickets when counter opened at 15:00Hrs. Lucky to be interferred by an Elephant group (Total 7, including one Baby). And when driver... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place can be traversed by road, as the state highway passes through it for around 15 kms, with so many speedbreakers. This is an extension of Bandipur Tiger reserve.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went on 8th May'15 at 2pm & entry for eve trip which starts at 3pm and we were told that some MLA is visiting the Sanctuary at 230 & till he was not out nobody from 140 people were allowed to enter . Ticket was also not issued , all man were in que ..Worst were kids situation &... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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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