Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalpetta: Address, Phone Number, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews: 3.5/5

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Shikhar
Bangalore District, India1 contribution
Excellent
Jan 2021 • Family
Although tiring it's worth a visit, we were lucky enough to see so many animals at a time, kids loved the surroundings
Written January 7, 2021
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Rovena S
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A big NO-NO
Dec 2020 • Family
I would give NEGATIVE stars for this.

A big NO-NO. Multiple reasons :

1. There is no online booking.
2. You need to go and wait an hour in queue before the window opens for the booking
3. The driver is not interested nor excited to showcase the sanctuary / forest as he knows it's empty or he is just a driver and not a naturalist.
4. There are 2 domesticated elephants at the entry point.
5. You enter and within 500 mtrs, they again show you 5 elephants which thet claim are wild, but if you are a natural life enthusiast, you will know the elephants are stationed there.
6. Apart from that I saw 2, and I mean 2 spotted dear, 2 peacocks and thats it.
7. It is a 1 hour jeep ride, slow as a turtle, boring as a stone. I honestly would have paid 750 bucks to go off-roading in that jeep instead.
8. We saw herd of elephants and multiples of spotted dear on the main highway, which speaks volumes that this part of the forest is empty.

A complete waste of time, money and fuel !

Written December 30, 2020
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Swathi
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Bas road
Dec 2020 • Family
Very bad road. We didn't know that road is this bad. Otherwise we wouldn't have gone by keeping so much money that too. They are charging 720rs per jeep safari and adult 150rs per ticket. And nobody told us that road is bad when we are purchasing ticket. Really please don't visit. We expected like Jim Corbett which is very good and we went actually but it is totally opposite experience. And animals also we didn't get to see much just peacock, deer and monkeys which we can see very easily anywhere else.
Written December 10, 2020
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737phil06
Verviers, Belgium11 contributions
I visited the sancutuary passing by Tholpetty.
Feb 2020
Starting to late, we did see Nothing unless beards and dear.
The jeep has one way go and back which last 1h30 min.
If you have been in african parcs, here you willl be desepointed. The drive….the drives. He never cuts its a engin….
This is a place to visit at 5 o clock in the Morning, but the y open at 7 30....
Beautiful trees to see
Written March 22, 2020
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chow69
Bhopal, India2,068 contributions
PART OF THE NILGIRI BIOSPHERE RESERVE: MAKE AN EARLY START IF WANTING TO DO A SAFARI
Jan 2020
The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Wayanad Kerala and is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
We visited the Sulthan Bathery Range of the sanctuary on our first evening in Wayanad. The Sanctuary has four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty.
As we were late for a safari and it was almost late evening so we decided to take a drive through the main National highway to the sanctuary with the hope of seeing some wildlife. We were lucky to see some deer and plenty of birds.
The Sanctuary is the second largest one in Kerala and has lush green forests and rich wildlife. Incidentally the sanctuary comes under Protect Elephant and one can spot herd of elephants roaming in the area, we were lucky to see a herd in the far distance, but couldn't make out the numbers because of the failing light.
I will positively make a trip again to this sanctuary.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dr Reena dantas
Bengaluru, India143 contributions
Tholpetty !!!
Jan 2020 • Family
Ok so wayanad wildlife sanctuary is a culminative term for the forest zome covering the district .
There are two safaris in this sanctuary one at tholpetty (Karnataka/coorg border) and the other one at muthanga.

We had chosen the tholpetty one in and to be honest I feel nagarhole/ kabini/ bandipur is much better then what we went
Let me tell you why!!

To begin with they have safaris one at 6 and the other one at 3 .it's just a one hour safari plus the charges are rupess 150/ person and the vehicle charge is 720.
We wer a family of four so our expenditure on the experience was approx around 1,500

As we are from the northern part of India . We aren't much comfortable with kannada or malyalam .
Hence the so called rude safari driver didn't Evan talk to us. Didn't explain anything didn't bother to care to be honest!

Secondly all the safari Jeep's (20in the noon) all go in the same direction hence alerting the wildlife .therefore it's difficult to spot one on the same trail.
I would highly suggest the forest department to assign trails and breakdown the safari routes.
We didn't spot anything apart from deers, langoor that's it nothing else .🙄

And you won't believe me I spotted elephants and bison on the main road itself post the safari .
Felt like a clear waste of 1,500 bucks.
Written January 6, 2020
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Arvind B
Chennai (Madras), India76 contributions
Tholpetty Safari
Dec 2019 • Family
We went there by 7:15am and safari started by 7:30am. Unfortunately for us, there was nothing great. The jungle.is dense. We didn't spot anything great. Deer in herds and almost running into the jungle from the sound of approaching jeeps. We spotted a langoor monkey. We didn't get to see any wild cats or even the elephant. We felt the guide and driver weren't that helpful in engaging us, and we preferred our guide from Jungle Retreat!! The road inside the jungle is mud road and has many ups and downs. Difficult to go with small children. Rest rooms are there outside and fruits shops on the other side of the road. The rest rooms were well maintained and clean. There was absolutely no rush when we visited. I was told only 3 groups had booked. Duration is about an hour. Cost per person is around 150 and jeep rental is 720.
Written December 23, 2019
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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India617 contributions
Tholpetty
Nov 2019
There is no named wayanad wildlife sanctuary in wayanad. There are 2 forest dept. governed safari are tholpetty wildlife sanctuary and muthanga wildlife sanctuary.
Tholpetty sanctuary is on the way from Kattikkulam town near mananthavady to Kutta town of karnataka, where is muthunga sanctuary is on the way from sulthan bathery to gundlupet road.
My review here is for tholpetty wildlife sanctuary.

Not seen any animals during our short 1 to 1.15 hrs. safari ride. However forest is nice and vegetation is thick. Sanctuary is close to nagarhole national park. Old jeep making too much noise and emit lots of smoke.

There are tigers and elephants in the sanctuary, but maybe summer would be better to visit this park.
Written December 21, 2019
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rpazit
Israel10 contributions
One hour safari
Dec 2019 • Couples
It's a 1 hr ride on a jeep , you can take a private one or share with others . They have some chained Elefant which was dificult to see and we saw lots of antilops and a buffalo . We didn't see much more , if you have been to a safari somewhere else before than it's not a great attraction
Written December 20, 2019
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Pramod S
2 contributions
A Walk in Wayanad
Apr 2019
Luckily one of my friend turned out to be friends with a local guide. It was a great experience to travel through the woods and see a flock of Elephants and during our safari ride we saw a Tiger with it's cub. It's good to see that the local people are conserving wildlife over there and living in an eco friendly nature.
It's a must visit for wildlife lovers.
Written December 6, 2019
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