Spread over a sprawling area of 344 sq. km., Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the personified version of famous wildlife sanctuaries in the South. The wildlife sanctuary is a small part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Wayanad is the bliss of the south. Wayanad, known for its exquisite beauty, has now become the most visited tourist destination in Kerala. With the magnificent Western Ghats as its outline, it is home to different kinds of flora and fauna. The greenery of the place exemplifies everything it adorns. Tourists can witness one of the most exclusive and breathtaking sunsets in this wilderness. A visit to Wayanad in itself brings tranquility and serenity to the soul.
There are two parts of the wildlife sanctuary- Muthanga towards the east partnering with Tamil Nadu and Tholpetty in the north side bordering Karnataka. The terrains of the forest can be best explored by sitting on the back of an elephant or hopping in a jeep safari. The national park spring back to life during monsoon, at this time group of elephants; roam freely here and there without any intrusions. Muthanga region in Wayanad area is great for elephant sightings, often in the thick bamboo groves flanking the main road. In fact, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is one of those places where project elephant was started.