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Tholpetty- Enticing beauty
Housed in Kerala, Tholpetty falls under the premises of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. One needs to undertake a short journey of nearly 100 km from Mysore city to reach Tholpetty. Its neighborhood includes Nagarhole National Park, which is another renowned wildlife reserve and is visited by an uncountable number of tourists visiting this part of South India. It promises breathtaking views of stretches of beautiful mountain ranges, deep and scary valleys surrounded with lush green surroundings to serve as a treat to the eyes.
Tholpetty has a rich heritage of flora and fauna and the credit for this goes to its location in the heart of the Nilgiri Reserve. Tholpetty is precisely located on the Coorg border and lies on the northern side of Wayanad. Tourists visiting Tholpetty Wildlife sanctuary can easily get a glimpse of mouse deer, spotted deer, tigers, giant squirrels, langurs, panthers and leopards.
There are numerous bird species and the amazing variety of flora includes trees and herbs with unique medicinal properties. Other places to visit here include Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruva Dweep, Thirunelly Temple, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary and Papanasini River.
Tholpetty witnessed the battle fought by Malabar King, called Pazhassi Raja, against the British people. This place has pleasant weather throughout the year. The ideal time to visit Tholpetty is during the months of October to May. Tholpetty can be easily reached via well-built and connected road network. The nearest railway junction and airport are situated in Calicut, which is located at a distance of approximately 100 km from Tholpetty.