CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

munnar, india

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.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - april . december
access_time Timing:
6:00 - 18:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 6 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Rs 300
info Tips: 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.
The sanctuary can be explored by taking different trekking routes which are quite famous. Most popular trekking routes in the sanctuary are
Kootar / Churulipetty
Chinnar / Alampetty 
Thoovanam Falls (from Alampetty Junction) / Mathini / Jellimala.
The guided tours duration of the trek is usually around 3 hours. The treks are arranged between 6 to 11 AM in the morning and 3 to 6 PM in the evening.
Source: Manojk
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.
Trekking timings:
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

Location

Munnar Kerala India 685612
City center: Munnar
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport

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