In the woodlands of Wayanad, you leave the concrete jungle behind, and the true wilderness takes over.
The forests of Wayanad house several rare species of flora and fauna. Several large wild animals like elephants, tigers and Indian bison can be seen here. Peacocks, deer, squirrels and langurs are also commonly sighted. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary covers a total 344 square kilometers of forests, spread across four ranges: SulthanBathery, Tholpetty, KurichiatandMuthanga. The sanctuary is bounded by Karnataka’s Bandipur and Nagarhole reserves and Tamil Nadu’s Madumalai reserve, and animals from these areas often migrate to Wayanad’s forests in the summer. The Tholpetty and Muthanga ranges provide wildlife safaris for visitors.