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

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Best time to visit
Jun - Jan
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3-4 Days
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Rs. 2,500
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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 en route 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 tigers, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys, wild dogs, Hanuman Langur, Slender Loris, wild Bison, and Malaman Sambar deer to name a few.

History of Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

Best Time to Visit Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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 a forest fire, as the temperatures raise upto 35°C. Unlike monsoons which raise 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.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Attractions

The major attraction of the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is its exotic flora and fauna. Plants and trees like karimaruthi, deciduous, rosewood, vengal, maruthi, venteak and many others can be found here. A variety of exotic species of wildlife can be found here like elephants, civet cats, jungle cats, tiger, panthers, wild dogs, monkeys, and many other such animals. Birds like babblers, peacocks, owls, cuckoos, woodpeckers, etc can also be seen here. The sanctuary has four ranges namely Kurichyad, Muthanga, Sultan bathery, and Tholpetty, out of which Tholpetty and Muthanga are famous amongst the tourists traveling to Wayanad. These ranges conduct programmes like jeep safari, elephant camp visit, tribal folklore, birdwatching, trekking, hiking, etc.

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    Mumbai

    Saurabh's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    The hotel in Kochi was 3/5- Rositta wood castle was fine as breakfast was not there. Hotel in Munnar was 0/5. Pathetic hotel Black forest resort Munnar - bed bugs, cockroaches, breakfast was not good and many more. Hotel in thekkady - 5/5 Jungle park resort was really awesome by all means. Driver was really nice. Site view can be curtailed and reviewed as per the customer reviews, because I found visiting Periyar national park is useless as it's just a boat ride which we did next day at alleppy. - Kochi beach - Munnar grennary was mesmerizing view - Thekkady kalliyaripattu - impressive martial arts - boathouse time was memorable one.

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    Soumya Chakrabarty

    Udupi garden

    Soumya's 8 days trip to Wayanad

    Travel agent was cooperative, however his influence on on-ground operators appeared very limited and required repeated interventions at his end to ensure that even the basic hygiene of hospitality was maintained. Cab driver was unaware of length of trip and raised ruckus when told that trip end date was one day more than what he knew, room in Kanyakumari hotel was very shabby (Gopinivas Grand), and the Alleppey experience on houseboat (Grandeur Houseboats Kumarakom) was the worst in terms of behavior/cooperation of attendant, food quality, food quantity. Munnar stay and tea plantation visit. Rest of trip was quite average and sub-par.

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    Abhinesh Gaurav

    Delhi

    Abhinesh's 6 days trip to Wayanad

    Travel agency has no set on standard to connect with the customer. No communication from team since booking of package of cab details. Waiting almost 4 hours for them to connect. Start of trip was so much blunder experience. Their commitment for providing the vehicle asked by me was not met. They gave just reason for their non fulfillment which is not expected when a trip is started. Not a good experience will not suggest travel vichar to anyone for future travels.

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    Hyderabad

    Pegasus's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    Driver was bad. Angry and rude and he covered munnar in one day and on second he forced us to go on jeep safari for sight seeing that costed 4000 rs. He kept pushing us for paid activities and told that munnar is done, nothing left now. Athirapally falls use to be done on first day he told us that we will do last day as we were having no knowledge. Last day we just went athirapally falls, no sight seeing in cochin was covered as there were about 5 - 6 places in itenary. He don't use to stop at sight seeing viewpoint in munnar. Bad behaviour and we were not very comfortable Houseboat and munnar and athirapally falls. Lulu hypermarket was also good. Every memory was good in its own way, its just that driver should have been good enough to make the trip perfect.

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    Deepak Manjunath

    Bengaluru

    Deepak's 4 days trip to Wayanad

    Loved the experience with Travel Triangle and On time holidays. They were very understanding of my needs and helped me have a great vacation. Munnar sightseeing was great

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    Sabitabhatiastar

    Mumbai

    Sabitabhatiastar's 4 days trip to Wayanad

    We had a good experience with Namaskaram Travels. Hotels quality and car driver was as per what was promised to us, however car provided could have been of better quality. In Munnar, Hotel we had problem of leakage from ceiling in the bathroom and another problem we faced was TV didn’t show Hindi channels in most hotels we stayed at during our trip down south. The driver we had was very informative and accommodative plus very helpful. The car was not very powerful so it was tough for the driver in Munnar to climb the steep slope on which the hotel was located We had lovely views if the tea and coffee plantations in both Munnar and Thekkady and the view from hotel in Munnar was very good. We found the car driver provided for the journey very helpful. The Kerala trip was memorable and gives us happy memories with lots of photos to remember it by. Thank you Namaskaram Travels

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    All's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    Hotel were below than avarage. Driver was very helpful. Suddenly aryans travel people call and say your hotel has been shifted to somewhere else that experience was very bad.

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    Vikram Adonis

    Mumbai

    Vikram's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    We are not happy with the arrangement done in Allepey i.e. house boat ( I booked the superior luxury boat but the boat is hardly premium class). The amount which I paid for the trip is not worth it. Also, there is lot of issues with regards to the payment also. So overall I am not happy with my trip

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    Shilpitiwari

    Backwaters and houseboat - allepy

    Shilpitiwari's 4 days trip to Wayanad

    Accommodation was perfect but options in itinerary was limited. National Park was closed hence should have been replaced by other option. Boathouse in Alleppey

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    Abhijeetghadge's 7 days trip to Wayanad

    You are changing the hotels without informing us. Houseboat and there service was worst.

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    The best time to visit Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is from October to early May.

    The famous exhibits of Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary are tigers, leopards, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys and wild dogs.

    Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is 16 kilometers away from the Wayanad district.

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