Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Ecotourism in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga and Tholpetty are the two ecotourism centers in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Visits to these ecotourism centers provide unforgettable wilderness experience, frequent sightings of free ranging wildlife like herds of elephants, guars, deers, monkeys, tigers, leopards, bears, many species of reptiles, fishes, butterflies, birds including vultures etc, valuable nature education information from interpretation centres etc Medicinal plants’ garden, Birth Star Plants’ (Zodiac Plants) Garden, Muthanga Elephant Camp with 3 tuskers and one female calf, traditional tribal folk lore etc are other attractions in Muthanga.

Ecotourism in Muthanga and Tholpetty is much helpful in creating deep conservation awareness in the minds of visitors. It is much educative and recreational too. It is a main source of livelihood income for local tribes including tourist guides. Ecotourism in these two centers are managed by Muthanga and Tholpetty Eco-Development Committees (EDCs) under supervision of Kerala forest department.

Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the Northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the Southeast. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. The sanctuary is very rich in flora and fauna. The management lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest region.

Permitting authority: Wildlife Warden, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga, Sulthan Bathery

Getting there:

Nearest airpot: Calicut International Airport, Karipur.
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 110 km away

Eco tourism programme’s

Elephant Camp Visit

Muthanga

 

Jeep Safari

Muthanga & Tholpetty

 

Interpretation centre visit

Muthanga & Tholpetty

 

Trekking (2 hrs, 6 hrs, 12 hrs)

Muthanga & Tholpetty

 

Bird watching (7 am. to 10 am)

Muthanga & Tholpetty

 

Paid nature camp (3 days)

Muthanga

 

Medicinal garden visit

Muthanga

 

Watch tower stay

Muthanga & Tholpetty (offing)

 

Tribal Folklore

Muthanga

 
     

Accommodation

   

Ceramby (2 double rooms)

Muthanga & Tholpetty

 

Dormitory (30 beds)

Muthanga

 

Eco-huts (6 Nos)

Muthanga

 

Forest rest house (2 double rooms)

Chethalayam

 
     

Entry time

Daily - 7 to 10 am & 3 to 4.30 pm

 

Duration of visit

1.30 hours (maximum)

 

Best Season

August to February

 

Closure period

February 11 to April 10

 
     

Visitor’s fee

 

As per GO (Rt): 609/F& WLD Dated 11.11.2005

RFPF Fund

Total

Indians

Adults Children - below 12 years and bonafide students on tour

10.00 
5.00

10.00 
5.00

20.00 
10.00

Foreigners

Per person

100.00

10.00

110.00

Vehicle

Heavy Vehicle 
Light Vehicle

150.00 
50.00

-

150.00 
50.00

Camera

Video/Movie (non professional ) 
Ordinary Camera

150.00 
25.00

-

150.00 
25.00

     

 

Guide Fee

Rs. 100/-

Duration of visitSafari Jeep (Taxi)

Rs. 300/trip

   

Entry Regulations

§        Visitors are allowed only during the visiting hours

§   Duration of visiting is maximum 1.30hours

§         Permission is restricted to light vehicles only

§         Maximum number of visitors per vehicle is as per its permitted seating capacity

§         Visiting must be only with a tourist guide / forest personnel

§         The ecotourism centers are ‘plastic free zones’

§         Plastic materials are not allowed during the visit

§         Visitors must follow the rules and regulations

§         Confirmed visitors have to report 30 minutes prior to their reserved slot time, failing which their slot will be automatically cancelled.

 

 

 

 

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