Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the north-east region of Kerala, adjacent to the protected areas of Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks in Karnataka, and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu, spread over 345 sq.kms.
It is now a part of Nilgiri Biosphre Reserve. It is the second largest sanctuary in Kerala.
The main flora are eucalyptus, rosewood, artocarpus, silver-oak and several species of caussia, which provide shelter to the various wildlife species here.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala is home for the animals like elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, panther, wild pig, civet cat, deer, bear, monkeys, mongooses, hare and bison.
The birds found here are crested-hawk eagle, the king vulture, the serpent eagle, the Malabar grey horn-bill, red-wattled lapwings and nightjars. While enjoying a jeep safari, you may be able to spot owl, cuckoo, peacock, bablers, woodpecker and jungle fowls which are commonly found here.
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How to reach Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air – The nearest Airport is Kozhikode. (125 kms away)
By Rail - The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode(100km) and that has links with some of the major destinations of South India.
By Road Frequent bus services connecting the sanctuary with Kozhikode, Kalpetta and Thirunelly are available.
Best Season to Visit this Sanctuary: September to March
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