Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique protected area located in the rain shadow region in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, adjoining Tamilnadu. The area is diverse in eco systems and rich in ethnic cultural heritage. Chinnar wildlife sanctuary represents wide varieties of animals and plants inimitable to the prickly vegetation. It is one of the best preserve wildlife sanctuaries by government as well as local people. This beautiful wildlife sanctuary is situated in the rain shadow area of Western Ghats of the state of Kerala. It has dry throne forests as well as has array of habitat like dry thorny forest, deciduous forests, shoals, grassland and riparian types because of rainfall and significant variation in altitude. This wildlife sanctuary is full of hillocks, cliffs, rocks, plains and home to various forms of microhabitats. Visit to this wildlife sanctuary is treat to nature lovers.
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is situated at 18 Km from Marayoor in the the Idukki district. It is spared over more than 90 Sq Km area. It got status of national wildlife sanctuary in the year 1984 from the government of india. There is an Interpretation Centre at Karimutty, two eco shops, one each at Chinnar check post and Aalampetty, an amenity centre, inspection bunglow, dormitory and cafeteria/at Chinnar check post to cater to the needs of visitors. Read more about Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
By air: nearest airport is Kochi to reach Chinnar wildlife sanctuary by air at the distance of 180 Km. kochi is well connected by flights with all major cities of the nation.
By rail: nearest railway station to reach Chinnar is Aluva which is situated at a distance distance of 130 Km. Aluva is major important station and is well connected by rest of India.
By road: tourist can reach to Chinnar by bus and it is well connected by daily bus services by Munnar. Distance between Munnar and CHinnar is only 65 KM. Munnar is well connected by road with all major cities of Kerala.