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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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 a rare white bison or albino gaur. The mixed deciduous forests with high shola trees provide excellent trekking opportunities and there are numerous observation decks to watch elephants, gaurs, spotted deer and grey langurs. You can also take a jungle safari. Visit or stay in Vasiyappara ethnic huts and Koottar tree top houses near swamps to get some good views of the area. Before you head to Munnar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Munnar itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Munnar has to offer, including Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.
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J'ai fait un court trekking de 2h dans ce parc, très joli, mais aucun animal en journée. Préférez donc un trekking tôt le matin ou en soirée... Par ailleurs, ils proposent des chambres dans le parc, a... read more »I did a short trekking of 2 hours in the Park, very nice, but no animal in the day. Prefer a trekking so early in the morning or in the evening. Moreover, they offer rooms in the Park, quiet, which should certainly allow to see more animals! However, if you are based in the old Munnar in Munnar even not worth the same trip if the road to reach it is very beautiful!show original
really superb experience with the wild life sanctuary and munnar beauty as well really enjoyed a lot .
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located 18 km north of Marayoor on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor panchayats of Devikulam taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala state in South India Great place. ... read more »
Nice serene nature must visit this place enroute munnar via udumalpet
Took the bus from Erakavulum park and then auto to here. Dont leave it too late, there are few buses later in afternoon. We saw monkeys, bison, spotted deer, sambar, langurs and we were lucky enough to see a family of elephants including a cute baby.Our guide took us to the top of the tower and we saw some bison and not to far away there were heaps of langurs swinging from tree to tree they were fun to watch especially the babys. Submitted mostly by my daughter.
After marayoor, the next place to visit is chinnar wildlife sanctuary. There are trekking conducted by officials and one can see many varieties is animal wildlife.there is a watch tower from which nearly whole of sanctuary can be seen.
It was a journey at night and saw a big group of elephants with 20 big elephants and 5 cute small ones! I waited for 10 minutes to allow them to cross the road but they went back. It was very exciting to see the fear of those cute small ones who were running behind their mother. One should reach munnar and should travel through Admali, Neriamangalam, Koothatukulam, Kozha and it is one of the best journeys in India. Near Neriamangalam you can see a waterfall in forest, very deep from road and no way to enter there.
There are two options that you could avail. The 4-5 km short trek or the 8-9 km long trek. We did not have much time and we started off with the short trek. They will send 2-3 guides with you. We had a hope that we would see atleast one wild animal. But to our disappointment, we could not spot any. But the guides are locals and can give you valuable information about the place. One of our guides lived in a nearby hill and shared his experiences throughout our trek. At the end of our trek, we reached a hill top from where the view was breathtaking. That was the main highlight of the trek
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