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