Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is among the most visited tourist destinations in Kerala. The entire sanctuary is covered with dry thorny scrub forest, deciduous forests, riparian types, sholas and grasslands that are interspersed within hillocks, plains, rocks and cliffs. Owing to the fact that this region receives less rainfall, the flora and fauna found here are mostly unique to the thorny vegetation.

The sanctuary is situated in the rain shadow area of the Western Ghats and therefore has almost a two-month long rainy season. In this deciduous forest, one can hope to spot the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel while enjoying a trek in the beautiful environs.

Special in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary: Stay at ethnic hut built in tribal style at Vasiyappara.

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Kerala, India
Best time to visit Munnar: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
3.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
10.3067974°N, 77.2054769°E
Distance from Munnar city center to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Read traveller's reviews about Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary..

Overall Rating:4.3

  '5' out of 5
"Great place. Trekkings were a nice experience.. Friendly officers. But cant stay in the road when we are passing. Because of animal crossings for our safety and also for the safety of forest it is done so. "
  '5' out of 5
"Wonderful place to visit. Situated near Munaar. 60 kms from Udumalaipet. "
  '4' out of 5
"It is very nice experience in this tourist places in Kerala. Chinnar wildlife sanctuaries are very famous and attractive tourist spot center in Kerala. Chinnar wildlife sanctuaries have so many rare animal and birds collections and also many medicinal plants in these wildlife sanctuaries. Many tourists would like to arrange an adventures tour programs in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuaries."
  '4' out of 5
"Nice serene nature must visit this place enroute munnar via udumalpet"
  '5' out of 5
"Ride through chinnar is amazing experiance"

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 28, 2016