Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as the Wayanad Sanctuary, is located in Wayanad,
Kerala and is on the way from Mysore
to Sulthan Bathery. The Sanctuary is spread over an area of around 344 square
kilometres and one can find animals like sloth bears, sambhar, elephants,
monkeys, tigers, reptiles, deer, panthers, etc. There are many species of rare
birds in this sanctuary as well.
The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is most famous for its project elephant site,
where herds of elephants are seen roaming freely, frolicking in the mud and the
water near the water holes.
species of deer, monkeys, birds etc also inhabit this spce. The trees and plants
in the sanctuary are typical of the South Indian moist deciduous forests and
West Coast semi-evergreen forests. 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. The sanctuary is also a part of the Nilgiri
Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri
Sub-Cluster (6,000 km square), including all of the sanctuary, is under
consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World
best months to visit the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary are the months of June to
October. An ideal destination for those looking out for some adventure as well
as nature enthusiasts!