Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala : The Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala is a part of the Wynad Plateau and is famous for its tigers and leopards along with the other wildlife that is found here. At the southern border of the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, it is an extension of the Bandipur National Park in Kerala. The region of the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala has been a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve until it was proposed to be a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1973.
The name Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala has been derived from two words Vayad Nadu which translates to mean the land of the paddy fields or swamps. The two districts of Cannanore in the north and Calicut in the south adds up to make the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. The best time for planning a trip to Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala is from August to May. There are many lodges and the rest houses maintained by the forest department nearby the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.
Many different kinds of flora could be found in the area of the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala including the moist deciduous forests with the climate supporting the growth of evergreen forests on the higher ridges. The chief floral specie in the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala is teak along with the marshes that are full of grasses and bamboo trees. One can also get to see many plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber over here. Other than this there is the presence of varieties of fauna such as the tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, jackals, and Indian foxes as well the gaur, sambar, spotted dear, Indian muntjac, Bonnet macaque, black-naped hare, wild boar, and giant squirrel. During the dry season only elephants can be noticed in the wildlife sanctuary. Peacocks, babblers, cuckoos, owls, woodpeckers, jungle fowls, coucals, fairy blue bird and Malabar hornbill are the types of birds that can be found here.
How to Reach Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air- The nearest major airport is Kozhikode or Calicut connecting Middle East cities and many Indian cities.
By Rail - Kozhikode is the nearest railway station.
By Bus - Buses of the State Road Transport Corporations of Kerala and Karnataka connects it with Mysore, Coorg, Bandipur, Nagarhole, and Ooty.