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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  • Can definitely hear the chriping of the birds around. We got lucky seeing a bunch of deers and antelopes. Good aroma of sandal along the way since the protected Sandalwood plantation is on the way  more »
  • You have to use one of the rangers to guide you through the park as there are wild animals. We were lucky enough to see Wild Indian Guar, a Grizzled Squirrel and an Indian Great Squirrel as well as ha...  more »
  • After spending 600 Rs per person we didn't see any animals which is not surprising as it seems quite normal that other groups of people make a lot of noise. Guide didn't make any informative contribut...  more »
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  • I went to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Western Ghats and is a part of the Idukki District. This region is richly populated with a wide array of indigenous flora and fauna which makes it a trendy tourist destination. It is great place to go.
  • Riding the sanctuary is a once in a lifetime experience itself. That suspense to see a wildlife creature in your way is perfectly working there.
  • Very silent and pleasant woods.. the greenery was awesome.. a home to a variety of bird and animal species. A awful trek downhill to the waterfalls😊
  • One of the best maintained Reserve forest and thank god there are no Mobile towers in the area. Hence there won't be any signal. A good place to getaway from the busy city life and to be with the wild.
  • Most protected wildlife sanctuary in South India. Travel through dense forest of 10km is exciting and adventurous as most times animal crossing is very common and there are various packages offered by forest department and a watch tower and riverside trekking is also available

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The hillside retreat town of Munnar has a welcome range of accommodations, with some making the most of the pleasant rolling hills that surround, and other simpler options allowing more budget-conscious visitors the opportunity to enjoy the landscape here. The modest town center features a number of basic guesthouses, as well as eco-lodges and hotels ranging from standard to luxury. The surrounding areas hide a number of pleasant rental cottages and guesthouses, as well as campsites close to the main hill stations.
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