Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad attracts thousands of tourists round the year with its lush green forest that promises endearing views and experiences hard to forget for years. The second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, Muthanga consists of tropical moist dry deciduous, evergreen forests, bamboo thickets and plantations, and is home to many varieties of birds and animals. The Sanctuary has a large population of pachyderms and has been declared a Project Elephant site.

Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted occasionally as well. Various species of deer, monkeys and birds also live here. A drive along the road to Muthanga and further offers chances to watch these roaming animals. Best season to visit: December to May


The Jeep Safari

The highlighted ecotourism programme of  Wayanad is the two-hour jeep safari conducted by the forest department in the tourist zone of the jungle. With the help of an expert guide and a driver, you can take on the wild. You would not know how time flies as the jeep bumps along the forest trail, revealing stunning spectacles every now and then.  Herds of elephants and gaurs are a usual sight in the trail, while the sight of big cats comes as a bonanza. Jeep safaris are conducted in the morning and evening when animal activity in the tourism zone is relatively high. 
You need to hire jeeps from the entrance for the safari. 
Timing: 07.00 AM to 10.00 Am (40 Jeeps are allowed) | 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM (20 Jeeps are allowed)

Cost of the package

Rs. 110/- for Indians Adults 
Rs. 40 /- for children 
Rs. 40/- for students 
Rs. 300/- for foreigners 
Jeep Charge Extra 



The inspection bungalow or the Forest Wood House at Muthanga provides accommodation for tourists visiting here. Eco hut known as Serambi, which means verandah in Malayalam, is a two-storeyed building with one large room upstairs and one small room below, each with a spacious verandah. Accommodation is available for maximum of 4 persons. 

The forest department also runs a dormitory with 188 beds at Muthanga.

Cost of the package

Rs. 1500/- for Serambi 
Rs. 30/- for a bed in dormitory 


Wildlife Warden
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Sulthan Bathery
Pin: 673592
Ph: +91 85476 03561 |  +91 4936 271015 (Muthanga) | +91 4935 250853 (Tholpetty) 
Website:  www.wayanadsanctuary.org, ww-wynd.for@kerala.gov.in 

Getting there

By Road: Sulthan Bathery is the nearest town and is about 97 kms from Kozhikode town.  
By Rail:   97 km from Kozhikode Railway Station 
By Air:  120 Kms from Calicut International Airport 

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