We did 3 safaris in Nagarhole, and 1 in the nearby Wayanad wildlife sanctuary ( Tholpetty range )....
The road from Tholpetty to Thirunelli temple is amidst Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary....
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Wayanad Wildlife Division
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary or Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, has a wide variety of animals. Visitors are restricted to the outer tourist zone. The sanctuary is located 20 km east of Mananthavady, 13 km from Thirunelly on the Kodagu Road. Visiting hours: 0600 - 0800 hrs & 1500 - 1730 hrs Permitting authority: Asst. Wildlife Warden, Tholpetty. Ph: +91 4935-250853
My next destination of the day was Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a reserved forest, home to 25 tigers, elephants, quite a lot of deer and many other animals but does not guarantee any visibility of animals. It is a closed gypsy drive for about 20 kms into the forest which is not a very convincing one except for the fact that it is a beautiful forest. A long walk in such forests would be better than a closed gypsy drive, but that usually does not happen in reserved forests.