The animal sanctuary of Wayanad isn’t just for wildlife enthusiasts, it is also a great place for photographers, vacationers, couples and travellers who wish to choose unique rides of the state.
With some unusual birds found in this place, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary has gained prime importance. Apart from birds, the wildlife area is also known for housing some of the most endangered species of flora and fauna. Elephant rides are quite popular here.
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is best known for tiger spotting. As a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, this area is protected well and that is why the sanctuary animals and plants get the best habitat possible. Belonging to the Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, Wayanad is also being considered by UNESCO for its coveted World Heritage Site title.
With salubrious climate, the place is known for housing a wide range of flora, fauna and avian fauna. For instance, the forests here combine moist deciduous trees, including rosewood and bamboo.
A number of semi-green patches are also found throughout the jungles here. Animals such as elephants are widely popular. Rides are organised on them. In fact, in case of tiger sighting, elephant rides may be organised for tourists, providing them a closer look at this valiant, elusive animal.
Apart from them, monkeys, wild dogs and bears are also popularly seen here. Monitor lizards, panthers and jungle cats are also quite common. In terms of avian fauna, peacocks are quite popular. They are widely seen dancing with their feathers open. Cuckoos, jungle fowls and woodpeckers can be witnessed by avid bird lovers. Babblers are also a common variety of avian fauna seen throughout the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve.