Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

With virescent hills carpeted with plantations, rainforests and tumbling waterfalls, Wayanad is a photographer’s delight. After you’ve had your fill of its misty coffee, tea and spice plantations, head to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that hosts numerous migrating birds in this period.

Wayanad is located between the Kannur and Kozhikode districts in Kerala, Wayanad is a sparkling green emerald sprawled across the slopes of the Western Ghats. The monsoons persevere here—the rainy season starts in June and lasts all the way till mid November—during which the already lush landscape takes on an even more vibrant shade of green, and everything is washed squeaky clean. The most enjoyable way to experience it is by checking into a jungle resort—even better if it has a treehouse. During the occasional dry spells in between, venture out and enjoy everything else the region has to offer. Wayanad ploughs tourists with some interesting prehistoric archaeological sites, tea plantations and thick forests, and is home to some of the oldest (and most insulated) tribes in India.

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


Numerous express and deluxe bus service connects the sanctuary to the different towns and cities of Kerala and other nearby state. Some of the major distances from Wayanad from other towns are: Calicut- 98 km, Kasargod- 216 Km, Trivandrum- 502 Km and Cochin- 286 Km.
Airport of Khozikode is the proximal airport to the city. Situated at a distance of 100 kilometers, the airport serves as a link to other states of the nation. The list includes Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, and Goa and even international destinations such as Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha and Muscat. Cochin International Airport could also be resorted to, which is around 300 km away from Wayanad.
Railway Station:
Kozhikode, about 110 km away.

Tourist Place to Visit in Wayanad District, Kerala