The Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Kerala, was established in 1973 and is attached to the Nagarhole, Bandipur, and Mudumalai parks, which are situated in the neighboring states. It is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is also called Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Owing to its rich biodiversity and offering a wonderful blend of nature and wildlife, it is one of the best places to visit in Wayanad with family.

It is spread across 345 square kilometers in area and was included in the ‘Project Elephant’ program in 1991-92. It is the second-largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. Come here with your kids to teach them about different kinds of trees as semi-evergreen, dry deciduous, and moist deciduous trees grow here. Some other vegetation includes maruthi, karimaruthi, venteak, rosewood, and vengal. Representing the Animal Kingdom are elephants, panthers, tigers, jungle cats, monkeys, civet cats, and wild dogs. Your kids are sure to be excited as they spend time spotting each of these beasts of the wild. There is a variety of birds that call this place home. These include peacocks, owls, cuckoos, babblers, jungle fowls, and woodpeckers!

Kurichyad, Sulthan Bathery, Tholpetty, and Muthanga are the four ranges of this park, of which the last two are the most popular tourist places in Wayanad. Plantations divide them and serve as eco-tourism centers where visitors are taught about conservation and sustainability. It is a great place to introduce your kids to why it is so important to save our planet.

Getting there

The nearest railway station is located in Kozhikode at a distance of 97 km from Sultan Bathery while the closest airport is Calicut, which is about 120 km away from Sultan Bathery. The sanctuary is 16 km away from Sultan Bathery.

Best time to visit

June to October is the best time to visit this sanctuary. Entry fee The entry fee for Indian adults is INR 10 per person. Children below 12 years and students have to pay INR 5 per head. The fee for foreigners is INR 100 per person.

Where to stay

For the most comfortable holiday in this locale, check into Club Mahindra’s affiliate Vythiri Village Resort. It is the perfect Wayanad resort to explore the Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary along with a number of other places of interest in this hill station. Comfortable and spacious rooms with modern amenities await you at this resort along with lip-smacking local delicacies of Wayanad to be savored at its in-house restaurant. You can be sure that a family vacation spent here will be filled with wonderful moments and remembered for a long time to come!

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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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