Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
3.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Bathery- Puthupally Road, Kalpetta 673592 India
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Dr Reena dantas
Bengaluru, India143 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Ok so wayanad wildlife sanctuary is a culminative term for the forest zome covering the district .
There are two safaris in this sanctuary one at tholpetty (Karnataka/coorg border) and the other one at muthanga.

We had chosen the tholpetty one in and to be honest I feel nagarhole/ kabini/ bandipur is much better then what we went
Let me tell you why!!

To begin with they have safaris one at 6 and the other one at 3 .it's just a one hour safari plus the charges are rupess 150/ person and the vehicle charge is 720.
We wer a family of four so our expenditure on the experience was approx around 1,500

As we are from the northern part of India . We aren't much comfortable with kannada or malyalam .
Hence the so called rude safari driver didn't Evan talk to us. Didn't explain anything didn't bother to care to be honest!

Secondly all the safari Jeep's (20in the noon) all go in the same direction hence alerting the wildlife .therefore it's difficult to spot one on the same trail.
I would highly suggest the forest department to assign trails and breakdown the safari routes.
We didn't spot anything apart from deers, langoor that's it nothing else .🙄

And you won't believe me I spotted elephants and bison on the main road itself post the safari .
Felt like a clear waste of 1,500 bucks.
Written 6 January 2020
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Ashwin Hegde
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Ticket counter is extremely bad, they said it’s queue to purchase the ticket. When I reached window they didn’t gave me ticket instead they had list of name whom they gave the ticket. We stand in queue for more that 2 hours and we didn’t know that we need to write down the name as we don’t speak their language. The ticket counter person was very rude. If you want tickets for morning slot then you need to visit ticket counter at 4.30 am in the morning and write down your name and you can wait till 7 am or you can come back and go at 7 am.

NO ONLINE BOOKINGS
Written 1 May 2022
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Swathi
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Very bad road. We didn't know that road is this bad. Otherwise we wouldn't have gone by keeping so much money that too. They are charging 720rs per jeep safari and adult 150rs per ticket. And nobody told us that road is bad when we are purchasing ticket. Really please don't visit. We expected like Jim Corbett which is very good and we went actually but it is totally opposite experience. And animals also we didn't get to see much just peacock, deer and monkeys which we can see very easily anywhere else.
Written 10 December 2020
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Sohini
Kolkata (Calcutta), India12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Wayanad is only 5 hrs drive from bangalore through the beautiful bandipur forest and if you are lucky enough you can spot deer as well as elephant. A small mystic town in kerela it boasts of lush greenery and wide range of flora and fauna. It is the perfect place to trek. You can take a leisurely stroll amidst magnificent natural beauty. The visual delights include edakkal caves, dam, spice garden, ram mandir. You will be delighted to see hilly waterfalls . You get wide variety of spices . There are so many hotels and luxury resort to make your sojourn memorable The Sultan bathery located in the heart of the city has good hotels. LE villagio is a private villa here with excellent ambience. Another good resort is Vythri resort . You must visit Mathunga wild life sanctuary. 2N/3D will be perfect to explore Wayanad
Written 21 May 2022
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Wessel
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Please don’t go here if you care even a little bit about animal wellbeing. They keep captivated elephants chained tightly on a tree next to the road, to make sure visitors see some “wildlife”. Made us feel horrible. The safari itself is very disappointing as well. Afterwards we asked the staff why the elephants in chains where there. They told us it was for training, but suddenly “his English wasn’t sufficient to explain”. Even if it is for training, elephants should be in the wild, and if they are not, you should not display them in a WILDlife sanctuary, as if it’s a zoo. We would give 0 stars if we could.

People who would like to experience a wildlife safari without animal abuse and with actual chances of spotting real and beautiful wildlife please don’t go here, go to Bandipur for example.
Written 10 August 2023
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Tim Dirven
Brussels, Belgium13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
During the jeep Safari today we saw deer and 2 peacocks.
Staff is not really motivated, they give no information. The sight from the jeep is bad, we drove a small circuit, approximately 1:30.
You can see more wild animals while driving along the main road than during this safari. It is a waste of money.
Written 20 July 2022
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Rovena S
29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
I would give NEGATIVE stars for this.

A big NO-NO. Multiple reasons :

1. There is no online booking.
2. You need to go and wait an hour in queue before the window opens for the booking
3. The driver is not interested nor excited to showcase the sanctuary / forest as he knows it's empty or he is just a driver and not a naturalist.
4. There are 2 domesticated elephants at the entry point.
5. You enter and within 500 mtrs, they again show you 5 elephants which thet claim are wild, but if you are a natural life enthusiast, you will know the elephants are stationed there.
6. Apart from that I saw 2, and I mean 2 spotted dear, 2 peacocks and thats it.
7. It is a 1 hour jeep ride, slow as a turtle, boring as a stone. I honestly would have paid 750 bucks to go off-roading in that jeep instead.
8. We saw herd of elephants and multiples of spotted dear on the main highway, which speaks volumes that this part of the forest is empty.

A complete waste of time, money and fuel !

Written 30 December 2020
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737phil06
Verviers, Belgium12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Starting to late, we did see Nothing unless beards and dear.
The jeep has one way go and back which last 1h30 min.
If you have been in african parcs, here you willl be desepointed. The drive….the drives. He never cuts its a engin….
This is a place to visit at 5 o clock in the Morning, but the y open at 7 30....
Beautiful trees to see
Written 22 March 2020
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Satish P
Thane, India1,233 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The safari here was thru a mini bus. It was quite a short safari of less than an hour. We however had sightings of deer, elephants, peacocks etc.

After knowing about the forest we thought that safari experience could have been designed much better.
Written 16 February 2024
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arram66
Bengaluru, India265 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
Kuruva Island is about 30kms from Kalpetta town and the drive will take about an hour. The road condition is not bad. Once you reach there you have to walk about 500 meters from the parking area to the river side and cross the river by bamboo rafts that will take about 10 minutes. There is an entry fee and charge for the camera also. Once you cross the river you will reach this land surrounded by water. Its nothing but a forest. There is a track for walking round the forest, and the same raft will take you back. it is worth visiting there if you love the nature. There are lot of small food stalls near the parking area where you get the typical Kerala food.
Written 12 November 2012
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