Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary also known as the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary set up in the year 1973 is one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve and is contiguous to three other protected areas of Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai. Wayand National Park of India is spread over an area of 344 sq km and forms a part of the Wayanad Plateau.

The vegetation of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary chiefly consists of lush moist deciduous forests with a few patches of semi evergreen forests. The sanctuary has excellent covers of teak forests and marshes dominated by thick bamboo groves and other tall grasses. The Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary houses animals of the genre of civet cat, panthers, tigers, bisons, wild dogs, and elephants, which are star attractions for the adventurers who have an inclination towards outdoor tourism. Some of the birds that you can watch on your tour to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary like peacock, owl, bablers, wood pecker, cuckoos and jungle fowl.

The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is also a famous Project Elephant site of India, as it has a very rich population of these wonderful pachyderms. The spectacular view of herds of elephants migrating from one area of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve to another provides a truly fascinating experience to visitors.



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