If you have a taste for scenic rainforests, Muthanga is the place to be.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad

A place to explore the enchanting biodiversity of the Western Ghats
Tourism in Wayanad

Rated 4.1/5 (based on 8439 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit

Jun - Jan

Ideal Duration

3-4 Days


Not Required

Starting from

Rs. 2,500
  • Romantic
  • Ideal for families
  • Sightseeing

About Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad

Located in the Western Ghats of God’s Own Country, Muthanga is bio-graphically one of the flourishing regions of peninsular India. The sanctuary which is a part of the Nilgiris Forest Reserve was established in 1973 and is enroute Wayanad from Mysore. Sandwiched between mesmerizing hill stations and spice plantations and bordered by Bandipur on the northeast and Mudumalai in the southeast, the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary houses a diversified flora and fauna, which is one of the best bets to catch a glimpse of Asia’s largest elephant population. Embarking on a Muthanga wildlife sanctuary safari you will also come across other wildlife this semi-evergreen, swampy, lush deciduous forest houses. These include include tigers, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys, wild dogs, Hanuman Langur, Slender Loris, wild Bisons and Malaman Sambar deer to name a few.

The fertile deciduous forest of Muthanga with various Eucalyptus, Maruthi, Karimaruthi, rosewood, Venteak and Vengal trees play a perfect host for numerous birds like peacocks, babblers, cuckoos, owls, woodpeckers, jungle fowls, butterflies and various other insects. With numerous watering holes, Muthanga has a stupendous population of pachyderms and hence has been declared a Project Elephant site in 1992 to create conversation awareness among local people, and to enhance to veterinary aid for captive elephants.

Ranked among the top 10 places to visit in Kerala, the best time to visit this meadow is around October to May. Summers might not be suitable for exploring this lush beauty as there is a high risk of forest fire, as the temperatures raise upto 35°C. Unlike monsoons which raises the humidity levels of the place, winter (October to February) is the perfect time for an adventurous trek or a bumpy safari to explore Muthanga. To have a complete experience of the mysterious and mesmerizing forest of Muthanga, a good 2 to 3 days is necessary as there are lot more to Muthanga than lush deciduous forests.

The 13th century Jain temple, which also served as a warehouse of ammunitions for Tipu Sultan’ army is a delightful ancient architecture to watch. Adding to this are the Ganapati temple which dates back to 8th century and also the Maariyamman temple which was a temple built as a goodwill gesture by the famous Pazhassi Raja thanking God for aiding him fight the British. For the folks who need a good combination of adrenaline rush and peace, Chethalayam waterfalls is a good bet. A trek of 4 km through the rocky terrain of Muthunga gives way to a smaller yet beautiful, untouched, unspoilt Chethalayam waterfalls which cascade from a height of 30 m. Also at a ride of half an hour is Wayanad, which is one of the most targeted tourist attractions in Kerala

Similar Destinations

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All

Places To Visit In Wayanad

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All

Things To Do In Wayanad

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All

How to Reach Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


    Your Information will be kept confidential

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace


    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers



    Easy, Secure & Reliable




    Quality Control



    Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    View All

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Wayanad

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space inyour bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.

    Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state

    The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

    How It Works

    Personalise This Package
    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
    Get Multiple Quotes
    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
    Book The Best Deal
    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.

    Corporate Office:

    Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited

    Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,

    Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,

    Gurugram -122015,Haryana

    Landline: 1800 123 5555

    Connect with us on :

    Payment Options

    Made with

    in India

    All rights reserved © 2018