Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted Date: 13 Sep 2010      Author: Roshan Salim Profile photo   Member Level: Gold (Rs 40)

This article is all about Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary and biodiversity seen here.

About Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary


Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is an exotic wildlife sanctuary in the Kerala-Karnataka borders. The sanctuary is very famous for its tigers. Herds of deers are also eye catching.Enbidhur, The famous elephant protection area in South India is also located near it. Tourists usually visit this place to enjoy the wildlife present here.

Tourism in Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary


The scope of tourism in Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary lies in its exotic wildlife. The people who comes from the rushy cities finds this place as a heaven of silence. The wildlife safari in Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary is also very famous. These safaris are along the dense forests of Tholpetti.It also helps to see some rare wild animals which never come in our vicinity usually. For viewing the wild animals, there is foot path constructed which is 7 kms long. This wildlife safari will be an unmemorable experience to the tourists.

The tourist authority of Tholpetti is also offering trekking facilities for the tourists who loves adventure. This trekking trips will surely help you to have a better understanding of nature and its resources. Begalur Elephant Reserve is also a good destination to see near by.

Accessing Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary


The sanctuary is situated 7kms away from Mananthavadi-Kattikkulam road of Wayanad. The main entry gate is in the stste of Karnataka. It is 24 kms away from Mananthavadi. It can be accessed from Karnataka also by Nagarhole. Those who coming from Mysore has to travel 100 kms and from Ooty it is 160 kms.
Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport, 100 kms
Nearest Railway station: Calicut Railway Station, 90 kms

Accommodation Facilities


Tourists can accommodate in natural habitat. Many tree houses and shades are arranged by the tourist authorities here. For more details you can contact the wildlife warden, 04935-250853. If you have more members you can contact forest dormitory. Rs.20 will be charged for each bed. For booking you can contact 04935-240233. Thirunelli Panchatheertham Resort is also available for stay. You can also stay in Tholpetti Wildlife Resort.

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