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.The wildlife jeep safari at the sanctuary offers splendid opportunities to spot various animal and bird species in their natural habitat. The safari usually lasts between 2-4 hours and takes place twice a day from 7am to 9am and 3pm to 5pm. Experienced guides from the forest department accompany visitors on the safari as it is mandatory. Also, do not forget to pack your camera’s and binoculars as the moments you capture is bound to remain etched for a long time.
The other attractions of the region include a lake, where animals usually come up to quench their thirst during the summer. The sanctuary is connected through a well laid system of all season roads and highways. The prime season for this sanctuary starts from the month of November and extends till the month of May.