Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar

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Enter the realm of the world’s largest population of grizzled giant squirrels and mugger crocodiles at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, a thorn scrub and sandalwood forest sheltering over 200 species of wild animals, including rare white bison, otherwise known as albino gaur. The mixed deciduous forests with high shola trees provide excellent trekking opportunities, with numerous observation decks allowing you to observe elephants, gaurs, spotted deer, and grey langurs. You can also take a jungle safari to explore the sanctuary in comfort. Stay in Vasiyappara ethnic huts, or even Koottar treetop houses near swamps to enjoy good views of the area. To visit Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary on your holiday in Munnar, and find out what else Munnar has to offer, use our Munnar attractions planner .
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  • I went to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This famous sanctuary is visited by many tourists, especially the nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. It has been declared as a biodiversity hotspot due to it...  more »
  • We drove through here in our tour bus on the way to Munnar. The drive in itself was an interesting experience with the road little wider than the bus! We didn't see any animals but the views along the...  more »
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the rain shadow vegetation of Western Ghats, is a popular destination among the tourists visiting the hill station of Munnar. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is at a ...  more »
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  • Visited the place in January and one of a kind experience it was! Kudos to Kerala Wildlife Department for maintaining the place in its state uncontaminated by capitalism. Spent a night atop a tree house and was the best experience of my life. A must visit place. They arrange food for you and bring it to your place and a guide stays with you for your protection and take you on safaris. Can buy organic products hand craft and produced by the indigenous people of the mountain. Simply takes your breath away.
  • A wonderful atmosphere hard to find in the summer... Really loved there... Friendly people in the surroundings... Many scenic views and waterfalls... Even trekking is allowed. One good ride up the hill...
  • Do yourself a favor and avoid this place. We wasted a solid 4 hrs visiting this one. There is absolutely nothing worth seeing here and the place is hotter than an oven during summers. If you were to spot a deer you would be lucky. However if you are taking the road via this to Munnar after 6 PM there is a chance to spot animals on the road.
  • Excellent by all means. And this is an unexplored tourist destination. The local people contribute their interest for the development of tourism. Still I feel there is a lack of communication skills. Please note that it will take its own time to overcome this forms of undulating nature.
  • It's a good wonderful place in Kerala.it's well maintained and clean. Tree top huts are available for tourists it's once in a life time experience. You can easily spend a day in here. Treak into the forest the pleasent or cold weather it's just fun
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