Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Wayanad district is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and is home to some of the most rare and unique species of flora and fauna. It lies at a distance of 98 kilometers from the nearest town of Calicut. The sanctuary is enveloped by the protected reserve areas of Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and the reserve areas of Nagarhole and Bandipur in Karnataka. The reserve was established in the year 1973, and stands as a key part of the Nilgiri Biosphere, one of the first of 14 biosphere reserves in India. Spread over a total area of 345 square km covering the two areas of Upper Wayanad and Lower Wayanad, the reserve is truly a must visit for all nature enthusiasts. The duration of the visit permitted is 1.5 to 2 hours and no entry is permitted after 5 pm. The best time to visit would be from October to February.
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