Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) can be found 18 km north of Marayoor in the Idukki district of Kerala This is one of the 12 wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. Together with Eravikulam National Park, Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary, and Indira Gandhi Sanctuary, this place makes an integrally protected part of 1187 km2.
Chinnar is an ideal place for hiking, Chinnar is in the rain shadow area of European Ghats and gets very less amount of rainfall. Due to this comprehensive difference of rainfall, Chinnar is endowed with a wide range of environment types like deciduous jungles, dry thorn clean, riparian woodlands, shoals, and grasslands. The visitor can see the large sandalwood forest inside the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary. The blossoms of sandalwood will make your fresh and fascinated by this place.
Wildlife of Chinnar wildlife sanctuary Kerala
Chinnar sanctuary hosts more than 230 species of birds and many endangered species including Giant Grizzled Squirrel, elephant, tiger, leopard and deer.
Tourism Opportunities in Chinar- River trekking, cultural site trekking, nature trail to the watch tower, a trek to the Thoovanam falls. Tourist can also visit the medicinal garden and also take the trekking & camping pleasure at Vasyappara.
We had planned one day before to go trip only two days outside, I was waiting for this trip for a long time, I want to march in the sandalwood jungle. I have made a booking to the chinnar wildlife sanctuary. The rich wildlife place which hosts more than 200+ species of mammals and reptiles was a brilliant opportunity for me.
Amish, Rating 3.5/5
Last year my family planned a trip to this wildlife sanctuary and it was the best place to spent some time with family. Rivers, waterfall and flora, and fauna are just amazing. We have stayed nearby resort of the Chinar wildlife sanctuary. We have had a comfortable stay at retreat resort. After visiting this sanctuary we moved to the peppara wildlife sanctuary ponmudi next day.
Faheem, Rating 4/5
If you are planning a holiday tour than this place will surely a must visit the place, whether you are a wildlife lover or bird lover this place is for you.