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Tholpetty Tourism

Replete with natural forest and wildlife reserves, Tholpetty is a part of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Around 20 kilometres away from Mananthavady, this region is known for its abundant flora and fauna. It is the home to several species of wild animals and birds including leopards, bear, monkeys, elephants, tigers, langurs and more. The night safari is one of the main highlights of Tholpetty. It offers ample opportunities to the visitors to spot the wild creatures in their natural habitat.

The watchtower is another attraction where a herd of elephants, bison and other wild animals can be spotted drinking water from the lake. A major part of the forest is covered in Eucalyptus, Teak and Silver Oak trees. With jungle safari taking place twice a day, the sighting of wild animals has been reported at Tholpetty. It is indeed a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers across the country.

It is also famous for its giant squirrels, mouse deer, spotted deer, langurs, tigers, panthers and leopards. History tells that Malabar King Pazhassi Raja fought his battles with the Colonial British in Tholpetty. Popular places in and around Tholpetty include the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Thirunelly Temple, Kuruva Dweep, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary and the Papanasini river. The Papanashini river flows down through this town and makes the city look even more picturesque.

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What is the best time to visit Tholpetty?

Winters are the best time to visit Tholpetty as the weather is very pleasant during this time. However, one can visit this area the entire year except for the monsoons.
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What is the local food in Tholpetty?

In Tholpetty, one can have the most popular items of a conventional and popular Keralan cuisine. So, though the area may not have a standout menu from the places around it but it makes up for the same by simply fostering the food cultures of the state. Hence one can try Ghee Roast Dosa and Malayalee Parotha, Biriyani, Appams and Idlis . One might not want to miss Toddy , a local alcoholic bevarage prepared from palm trees and coconut palms.
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What is the best way to reach Tholpetty?

Calicut at 100 kms away has the closest railway station and airport. However, it is advisable to take the road from any major city in South India.
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What are the places near Tholpetty?

The top places near to Tholpetty are Wayanad which is 27 km from Tholpetty, Coorg which is located 63 km from Tholpetty, Mysore which is located 73 km from Tholpetty, Nagarhole which is located 12 km from Tholpetty, Ooty which is located 91 km from Tholpetty

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