Wayanad has among the most amazing wildlife sanctuaries in India Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Muthanga and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Tholpetty. Exciting treks and jeep drives into the Wildlife Sanctuary at Tholpetty provides encounter with Elephants, Wild Gaur, Deers, Tigers (You really have to pray) and more.
Established in the year 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is about 344 sq km in extent. The Sanctuary exists as two bits. Tholpetty, near Mananthavady is contiguous with Nagarhole of Karnataka. The Muthanga-Bathery-Kurichiat ranges are nearer to Sulthan bathery, bordering Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu and Bandipur of Karnataka. Rich in biodiversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological and cultural heritage of the region. (Source: www.wayanad.net)