Tholpetty WildLife Sanctuary
Lying towards the north of the district of Wayanad, this region harbours a rich diversity of flora. Open to wildlife jeep safari twice a day, you are bound to spot various animals and bird species in their natural habitat during the 1.5-2 hour journey. A lake where animals come down for a drink is a major attraction here.
The forests constitute various forest types like the tropical moist dry deciduous, patches of semi evergreen forests and trees and plants like the bamboo and long spiky bushes of ginger. Plantations of teak, eucalyptus, silver oak and rosewood cover about one third of the sanctuary.
Frequent sightings of elephant herds, deers, big cats, panthers, tigers, langurs, bonnet macaques, bison, sambar deer, malabar squirrels, bears and the rare Slender Loris have all been reported in these forests.
How to Reach :
Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport to Wayanad. Which is 90 km away. Visitors can reach Calicut from any part of the country. Taxis are available at airport to Kalpetta. From Kalpetta to Tholpetty, the distance is 54.5 km
Wayanad district is not connected by rail. Visitors can take a train till Kozhikode, the nearest railway station to Wayanad. Kozhikode is connected with with major towns and cities by train. From Kozhikode station, taxis or buses can be boarded to travel to Kalpetta. From Kalpetta to Tholpetty, the distance is 54.5 km
One can reach Kalpetta by road from all cities. Bus services from nearby cities to Kalpetta. Distance from Kalpetta to Calicut (75 KM), Mysore (150 KM), Bangalore (290 KM) , Kochi (250 KM), Gudalur (70 Km), Ooty (125 Km). From Kalpetta to Tholpetty, the distance is 54.5 km