Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Muthanga
Spread over a vast area, Muthanga is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Located 18kms east of Sultan Bathery, it is a rain forest reserve connected to two major sanctuaries,
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Tholpetty
Situated along the northern ridge of Wayanad (bordering Coorg district of Karnataka) Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga in terms of flora and fauna. The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is between Nov. and May.
Distance from Hiliya Resort: 48 Kms
Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamilnadu (TN)
The vegetation is predominantly moist deciduous forest with smaller stretches of swamps, teak forests, bamboo and tall grass. Amidst such fertile and varied flora, this region hosts several rare herbs and medicinal plants. Muthanga has a large population of pachyderms, and has been declared a Project Elephant site. Other animal species include Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetah, Barking Deer, Hanuman Langur and Slender Loris. The reserve is also home to a small population of Tigers. In addition, there is also a profusion of birds, butterflies and insects.
Distance from Hiliya Resort: 39 Kms