Muthanga Tourism

Muthanga Tourism

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Muthanga Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
  • District: Wayanad
Muthanga is a wildlife sanctuary, which is also known as Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated at a distance of 16 km east of Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad District of north Kerala. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. Sprawling across a vast geographical area of about 345 sq km, the sanctuary provides habitat to various animals and birds.

Established in 1973, the sanctuary is bordered by Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east side and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the south-east side. Divided into two parts, the Upper Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in the north and Lower Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in the south, Muthanga is popular for its Project Elephant.

The region was originally ruled by the Vedar king, who was later annexed by the Raja of Kurumbranad. It was later divided into two parts namely, Kottayam-Malabar and Kurumbranad. Besides, the Raja of Kurumbranad also helped the British to fight against Tipu Sultan. After his fall in 1799, the British took over the region.

Historians state that organised human life existed in the region at least ten centuries before Christ. The intrinsic tribals of the region mainly comprise diversified groups like Adiyars, Kurumas, Kurichyas, Kattunaikkans, Ooralis and Paniyas.

The wildlife sanctuary is popular as it has the largest population of elephants in India. Besides, Muthanga has rich flora comprising deciduous and evergreen forests. To explore the sanctuary, the forest department arranges elephant rides at regular intervals.

The nearest airport to the destination is Kozhikode Airport, located at a distance of 120 km from the sanctuary. Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest railway station, which is situated at a distance of 97 km. The State Transport Corporation operates frequent bus services to Muthanga from various parts of Wayanad District and Kerala. The best time to visit Muthanga is during the months of June and October.

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Muthanga Traveller Reviews

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Sunil Kunnoth

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"Wildlife Sanctuary, visit Wayanad"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2016
Do you love forest and wildlife? Then, Muthanga is the destination you need to visit in Kerala. It is the border place between Kerala and Karnataka and 14 km from Bathery town. You can spot elephants, deer, forest squirrels and lot more in the jungle. You need to take ticket from the front counter of Forest department and the safari is in the specially allotted Jeeps painted green. The driver will give you valuable information during the trip. It may take nearly one hour. Keep silence and never disturb the animals. Also, take photos from inside the Jeep or else it maybe risky. I have posted some photos taken during my recent trip. No trip allowed during night. But you can see elephants even passing or crossing. The NH Road here mainly in nights.
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Ramis Rauof

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"Experience Nature at the closest"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2014
In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle the lion sleeps tonight. Well In Muthanga you have no time to sleep, the resort you stay in is frequently visited by monkeys, deer, peacocks and elephants. And If you are really lucky you may even get a chance to spot a tiger. This is one place where you can experience nature to the fullest even while sitting on your balcony. Archery, fishing and boat rides are other modes of entertainment. And the food here leaves ones taste buds wishing for more. Don't forget to try the chicken fried rice in the restaurant. Best season to visit the place would be in the winter I guess. But the monsoons bring in an extra beauty to this location which leaves you spellbound to this paradise in Kerala.
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