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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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Muthanga wild life sanctuary is established in 1973. As it is rich in bio-diversity, it is a significant part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The authorities give core importance to the scientific conservation of the lifestyle of the people who resides in and around the forest region. Elephants roam every now and then but tigers are rarely spotted. You will be able to see various species of deer, monkeys, birds, butterflies and insects. It is located over an area of 344 square kilometers. Rich in wildlife such as deer, monkeys, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, wild dogs, bison, lizards, wild pigs and leopards Muthanga wild life sanctuary is one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala. Birds in Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary as sure to amaze you. Some of the species you will spot there includes, Malabar grey hornbill, peacock, owl, woodpecker, cuckoos, jungle fowl, babblers, herons, egrets, water ducks, bulbuls, peafowl, shrikes, eagle, wagtails, rollers, cormorants and snipes. The vegetation in Muthanga national park is splendid. It provides a natural habitat for a large variety of wildlife. You can spot different species of vegetation, birds and wildlife here. It is located between hill stations and spice plantations and the best time to visit this place is from October to May. Summer is not a good time to visit this place, as there are very high chances for forest fire as the temperature rises up to 35 degree Celsius. The fugitive forest of Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary has splendid flowers and the major varieties of tress here are venteak, rosewood, maruthi, mazhukaznjiram, vengal etc. In order to make awareness about conserving the wild life sanctuary among the visitors, many eco-tourism activities are conducted on regular intervals. It is managed and conducted by Eco-Development Committees (EDCs). It includes jeep safari, trekking, bird watching, elephant rides etc. If you are lucky enough you will be able to see the tigers right in front of you. If you are a nature lover, the jeep safari and trekking will gift you memories for a lifetime. Towns near muthanga wild life sanctuary are Kalpetta, Mananthavadi and Sulthan Bathery. It is ranked among the top ten places to visit in Kerala. Several activities are designed for visitors by the forest department and it includes jeep safari through the forest, bird watching in the early hours, visit to the elephant training camp, visit to the herbal garden which has rare medicinal plants in it, camping facility, guided trekking programs, tribal folklore, watch towers on tree tops. The people working as guides are either tribals or local villagers. They know forest like anything and they recognize the marks left by every wild animals, which can save you from any harm that can be caused by wild animals. They clearly know where to look for the wildlife and it increases your chance of spotting one. Holiday Kerala offers you the best Kerala holiday packages and Kerala honeymoon packages in a very reasonable rate. We have well trained and mannered staffs who are highly experienced in hospitality field. We have customized packages according to the needs of our customers and we give utmost importance to customer satisfaction.

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