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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar

  • Skirted by Eravikulam National Park in the south and by the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in the north, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is home to the famous endangered India grizzled giant squirrel, and also a soothing habitat for Elephants, Hanuman Monkeys, tufted grey langur, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Crocodile, Tiger, slender Loris, Leopard along with a plethora of plant and bird species. The Forest Department and the Eco-development Committees of the local tribal communities encourage eco-tourism in the sanctuary enabling a wild encounter in a friendlier manner.

    Location: Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612

    Best Time to Visit: Winter season is the best time to visit the sanctuary.

    Price: INR 10 for Indian adults, INR 5 for children and INR 100 for foreign nationals.

    Activities: Treehouse stay, river trek, jungle trek, camping and hiking to the cultural site and the watchtower

    Timings: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Average time required to visit the place: A minimum of 5 to 6 hours.

    Distance from KSRTC Depot Munnar: It is a 50 KM drive away from KSRTC depot in Munnar.