Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 110 for Indians, INR 300 for Foreigners.
Time Required
One to two hours
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Nature Lovers, Adventure Seekers and Photo Fanatics.

Quick Info

Located in the northern region of the Wayanad district, the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an abundant variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary offers a beautiful jeep safari for guests to explore the beauty of the place. During the safari, you will see various animals, birds and majestic trees.

Rankings & Ratings

A raw sanctuary offering an amazing jeep safari
Editor's Rankings

#1 in 11 Things to Do in Wayanad
#1 in 2 Jeep Safari in Wayanad
#1 in 3 Bird Watching in Wayanad
#1 in 2 National Parks/Gardens in Wayanad

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

    The Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary thrives with raw natural beauty. The jeep safari offered at the sanctuary is not only adventurous but also scenic. The guide is knows the sanctuary inside out and communicates in a friendly way. 


    • Friendly and informative staff.
    • Many animals and birds can be spotted.
    • Different types of the forests in the sanctuary.


    • Sometimes there are long queues.
    • Jeep ride can be a bit bumpy.
    • Fewer animals are spotted in the afternoon.

    Detailed Info

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, also known  as Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, is located in the northern region of Wayanad. It has an amazing variety of flora and fauna. Twice a day, the sanctuary offers jeep safaris for guests to explore the place. The jeep safari lasts for about 2 hours. During the safari, you can spot many animals and birds thriving in their natural habitat. One of the best moments during the safari would be watching animals sip water from the lake. 

    In the sanctuary, you will see tropical moist dry deciduous forests, semi-evergreen forests and bamboo plants. It also has plantations of silver oak, teak, eucalyptus and rosewood. Animals like deer, elephants, panthers, tigers, bison, malabar squirrels, bears and the rare Slender Loris can be spotted in the sanctuary. Guests can only move around in the tourist zone. This is to promote the conservation of the sanctuary as well as the safety of the visitors.The jeep safari costs INR 675. It can take 7 people.