Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is contiguous to the protected areas of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east and
Mudumalai of Tamilnadu on the south –east. Rich in biodiversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve,
Interestingly, it was from here that Pazhassi Raja fought valiantly against the British.
Location: 76º 02’and 76º 27’ East Longitude and 11º 35 ‘ and 11º51’ North Latitude.
Area: 344.44 sq. km.
Year of formation: Declared a Sanctury during 1973 (GO(MS)182/73/AD/30.05.1973)
Climate: Temperature varies from 13ºC to 32ºC
Topography: Altitude ranging from 650 to 1150m . The highest peak is Karottimala (1158m)
Rainfall: Average annual rainfall is2000mm.
Drainage: Cherupuzha, Bavali puzha, Kabani river, Kannaram puzha, Kurichiat puzha, Chedalathu puzha etc
Forest Types: The forest types include South Indian Moist Deciduous forests, West coast semi-evergreen forests and
plantations of teak, eucalyptus and Grewelia
Bio diversity: The major tree species are Tectona grandis, Terminalia sp, Dalbergia latifolia, Anogeissus latifolia, Grewia
tiliaefolia, Adina cordifolia Cirmamum zeylanicum, Pterocarpus marsupium, Vateria indica, Largerstroemia
lanceolata, Artocarpus hirsute, Macranga peltata etc.
45 species of mammals, 203 sp. of birds, 45 species of reptiles,
30 species of amphibians and 59 species of fishes are reported from the sanctuary
Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Panther,Sambar, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Nilgiri langur, Bonnet macaque,
Common langur, Wild dog, common otter, Malabar giant squirrel etc are the major mammals
Approach: By Road – Kozhikode – 110 km
Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode
Nearest Airport: kozhikode .
Accomodation : IB (two rooms, 4 beds) .
Dormitory – 50 beds
Seramby – 2 nos, 2 rooms (2+1bed)
Tourist Guest House (Govt.)and PWD Rest House at Sulthan Bathery
(about 2 kms). There are also private hotels at S.Bathery
Best season to visit: December to May
Closure period: Open throughout the year
Special Attractions: Water falls at Chedalayam.
Elephant camp at Muthanga.
Trekking and oneday halt package at Tholpetty.
The Wild life Warden
Wayanad Wildlife Division,
Contact: Phone:04936 2620454 Mobile:8547603561