Famous for: Trekking, Wildlife Safari, Outdoor Activities
Chinar Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the western ghats, is home for Panthers, Spotted deer, Indian Elephants, Gaur, Tigers, Sambar Deer, Common langur, Bonnet Macaque, Hanuman monkey, Nilgiri Tahr, etc. Thrill seekers opt for trekking experience through various trails here.
When to visit:
january - april . december
6:00 - 18:00 Everyday
Trip to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary takes about 6 hours from Munnar and 4 hours from Marayoor. | Guides Trekking Fee: Rs. 200 per person for Indians & Rs. 300 for Foreigners
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is in the Western Ghats and is a home for number of plants and animals. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of grizzled giant squirrel, star tortoise, tufted grey langur, gaur, spotted deer, slender loris, wild elephant, crocodile, tiger, leopard and many a birds, insects and plants.
It is suggested to arrive early in the morning (or stay overnight) for the best chance of seeing wildlife like peacocks, foxes, elephants, bison, deer, etc. Binoculars are a must for getting good view of wildlife and most guides will have a pair on them.
Kootar / Churulipetty (3 hours): 6 AM to 11 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM
Chinnar / Alampetty (3 hours): 7 AM to 10 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM
Thoovanam Falls / Mathini / Jellimala (2-3 hours): 7 AM to 10 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM