Muthanga

The Emerald Green Backwaters

Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Sightseeing Flora and Fauna

The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is spread in a wide area in about 350 sq. k.m and is abundant with wide varieties of Flora and Fauna. The sanctuary is located around 16 km away from Sulthan Bathery. Though the originally named as the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary it is popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a collection of rainforests which connects Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks in Karnataka and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu.


  • Muthanga is an undeveloped village and the villagers are not modernised. Don’t interfere into their lives or take photographs without consent.
  • Do not enter the Wildlife Sanctuary or Plantations without taking prior permission
  • Travel on bikes or private vehicles with your fuel tanks filled. You may not be lucky enough to find petrol bunks as frequent as in towns.

  • Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 97 km by road from Sulthan Bathery
  • Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode, nearly 120 km from Sulthan Bathery

  • Cool climate and hill station ambience
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sanctuary Jeep Safari

What is the best time to visit Muthanga? ?

Thabore is best to visit during the season from September to May. .

Is public transportation available to Muthanga? ?

Yes, there are public transport buses that connect to Sulthan Bathery. .

Does Muthanga have accommodation facilities? ?

Yes, there are hotels available in Vythiri and Sulthan Bathery that offer great food and hospitality. .


  • Languages Spoken: Malayalam, English
  • Jungle Trails can be experienced in Safari
  • Local Guides and Jeep Safaris are available on request at standard prices.

Detail Description

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, India. It has an extent of over 340 sq. k.m with four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian bison, elephant, deer and tiger are found there. There are also quite a few unusual birds in the sanctuary. In particular, peafowl tend to be very common in the area. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It is bestowed with lush green forests and rich wildlife. This wildlife area houses some of the rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.

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Experience

Muthanga is the major highlight of Wayanad. A miniature of Wayanad can be spotted in and around the landscape of Muthanga! Inside the Sanctuary, Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted occasionally as well. Various species of deer, monkeys and birds also live here. The Reserve is also home to a profusion of birds, butterflies and insects. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and semi-evergreen forests. A drive along the road to Muthanga and further, offers chances to watch these roaming animals. Elephant rides can be arranged by the Forest Department.

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