The greatest attraction of Wayanad is the wildlife. This area is still pristine inhabited by tribals, who are still untouched with modern development. The sanctuary was established in 1873 and covers area of 777 sq km. It shares borders with Bandipur forest of Karnataka(Nagarhole forest) and is part of Niligiri Biosphere which also connects to Madhumalai forests in Tamilnadu.
While visiting here, make sure that you reach early in the morning for jeep safari which begins at 7.00 a.m. The forest is rich in diversity with many kinds of trees and mainly bamboo. You have good chance to see elephants, wild boars, deer, wild goats and bisons.
If you are lucky you may spot tiger as well, but itís a matter of chance.
Other interesting places nearby are as follows:
This more than 950 acres of uninhabited island in Kabani river, is a picnic spot. You can enjoy boat ride here. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy watching rare species of birds, flowers and herbs here. It is approximately 17 km from Mananthvady.
These two natural caves with, stone age pictorial writings are 1 km trek from Edakkal. These prove that life existed here since prehistoric times.
The places to visit in Coorg-Kutta are the same as in Wayanad because the two places are close to each other.