Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
: About 16 km east of Sulthan
Bathery, Wayand district,
north Kerala. Best time to visit: June to October.
Attractions : Freely roaming elephants and tigers.
An ideal destination to watch herds of wild elephants, the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous with the protected area network of the Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the neighbouring State of
Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. This sanctuary spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna and flora, and comes under Project Elephant.
Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted frequently. Various species of deer, monkeys, birds etc also live here. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and west coast semi evergreen forests. A drive along the road to
Muthanga and further, offers chances to watch these roaming beasts. Elephant rides are arranged by the Forest Department.
Nearest railway station : Kozhikode, about
97 km by road from Sulthan Bathery.
Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, nearly 120 km from Sulthan