A wildlife safari to the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary beckons. Situated in the northern side of the Wayanad, it holds a strong resemblance with the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, also found in the region of Wayanad. Tholpetty sanctuary is connected with the Nagarhole National Park and the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
The wildlife jeep safari at the sanctuary offers splendid opportunities to spot various animal and bird species in their natural habitat. The safari usually lasts between 2-4 hours and takes place twice a day from 7am to 9am and 3pm to 5pm. Experienced guides from the forest department accompany visitors on the safari as it is mandatory. Also, do not forget to pack your camera’s and binoculars as the moments you capture is bound to remain etched for a long time.
The other attractions of the region include a lake, where animals usually come up to quench their thirst during the summer. The sanctuary is connected through a well laid system of all season roads and highways. The prime season for this sanctuary starts from the month of November and extends till the month of May.
Visiting hours: 06.00 – 08.00 hrs & 15.00 – 17.30 hrs
Permitting authority: Asst. Wildlife Warden, Tholpetty.
Ph: +91 4935 250853
Thalassery, about 60 km away.
Calicut International Airport, about 91 km away.