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     Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary


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          An ideal destination to watch herds of wild elephants, Muthanga is contiguous with the protected area network of the Nagarhole National Park and the BandipurTiger Reserve in the neighbouring State of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu.


          This area spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna and flora, and comes under Project Elephant.Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted occasionally. Various species of deer, monkeys, birds etc also live here. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and west coast semi evergreen forests. A drive along the road to Muthanga and further, offers chances to watch these roaming animals.


     Flora and Fauna

          Flora : Moist deciduous forest consists of maruthi,karimaruthi,rosewood, venteak,vengal,chadachi,mazhukanjiram, bamboos, more, while the semi-evergreen patches comprises veteria indica., lagerstroemia, lanceolata, termianalia paniculata.


 

          Fauna : Elephants, tigers, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys, wild dogs, bisons, deer, bears, monitor lizards and a variety of snakes are seen.


          Avian-Fauna : Peacocks, babblers, cuckoos, owls, woodpeckers, jungle fowls are a few of the various types of birds seen here.


          Wayanad climate is salubrious. Average rain fall in this district is 2322 m.m. Annual rain fall in these high rain fall areas ranges from 3,000 to 4,000 mm. High velocity winds are common during the south west Monsoon and dry winds blow in March–April. High altitude regions experience severe cold. This place experiences a high relative humidity which goes even up to 95 per cent during the south west monsoon period.



     Tourism

          Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India. It is on the way from Mysore to Sultan Battery. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deer , black panther 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. Also known as the 'Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary', this wildlife area houses someof the rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.Elephant rides are arranged by the Kerala Forest Department.



     History

          Established in 1973, the sanctuary is now an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is bounded by protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka in the northeast, and on the southeast by Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu.It is part of the Wayanad Plateau and the vegetation is predominantly of the south Indian moist deciduous teak forests. Also, the sanctuary has pastures of the west-coast semi-evergreen trees.The wildlife sanctuary comes under Protect Elephant and one can spot herd of elephants roaming in the area.It is spread over 344 km² and is about 16 km east of Sultan Battery,the nearest large town.






     Location


 

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 Nearest Airport:

 Calicut International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot

(125 km, 2 hours 37 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Rd Pass by Parking Lot (on the left)
           400 m

2. Turn right onto Calicut Airpot Road Pass by Indian Coffee House (on the left)
           2.0 km

3. At Muthus Bakery Bldg, continue onto Ferokh-Palakkad Hwy/Kozhikode-Nilambur-Gudalur Rd/NH 213 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the right in 450 m)
           9.4 km

4. At Ramanattukara-Bypass Cir, take the 3rd exit
           6.6 km

5. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Perumanna Road Pass by AM Hospital (on the right)
           2.3 km

6. Slight left at Miracle Group Puthoormadam onto Puthoormadam-Mundupalam Rd
           1.0 km

7. Continue straight onto Pottammal-Palazhi Road
           230 m

8. Turn right onto Kuttikattoor Road Pass by kaniyaath (on the left in 1.3 km)
           2.5 km

9. Turn right at 3VS Co-Operative bank onto Mavoor Rd/State Highway 24 Pass by Dhanashilpi (on the left)
           450 m

10. Take the 1st left onto Kunnamangalam-Cherinchal-Kottamparamba-Kuttikkattoor Rd Pass by Jamia Arifiya Anwariya (on the left in 550 m)
           4.1 km

11. Continue onto MLA Rd Pass by Kunnamangalam Police Station (on the left in 500 m)
           600 m

12. Turn right at State Bank of Travancore onto Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by Aliya (on the left)
           7.6 km

13. Slight left at MPC Jewellery to stay on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Continue to follow Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212 Pass by Koduvally Petrol Station
           (on the left in 750 m) Destination will be on the right
          87.9 km

14. Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Calicut Railway station(CLT)

 Road :

 From Calicut Railway Station(CLT) to spot

(112 km, 2 hours 21 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head towards Old Railway Overbridge north on Railwaystation 4th Platform Rd
           270 m

2. Sharp right onto Old Railway Overbridge Pass by Hotel Deewar (on the left)
           240 m

3. Turn left at Ramla Sweets onto Palayam Rd
           110 m

4. At Radio World, Palayam Rd turns right and becomes Oyitty Rd Pass by Chartered Bank (on the right in 400 m)
           550 m

5. At Town Hall, continue onto Edapally Panvel Hwy/TownHall Rd Pass by Government Teacher Trainning Institute (on the left)
           210 m

6. Turn left onto Edapally Panvel Hwy Pass by HP (on the right in 1.7 km)
           1.9 km

7. Turn right at Rani Pets onto Nadakkavu Cross Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum (on the right)
           300 m

8. Turn left at Petrol Pump onto Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 11.8 km)
           20.3 km

9. Slight left at MPC Jewellery to stay on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Continue to follow Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212 Pass by Koduvally Petrol Station (on the left in 750 m) Destination will be on the right
           87.9 km

10.Spot



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