Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Munnar - Udumalpet Road
Munnar, KL - 685612

Type: Parks
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the Idukki district of Kerala, India, bordering Tamil Nadu. Spread across an area of approximately 90 square kilometers, the sanctuary is nestled in the Western Ghats and is known for its diverse ecosystem, rich biodiversity, and scenic landscapes.

Established in 1984, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including several endemic and endangered species. The sanctuary's terrain ranges from dry scrub forests to thorny vegetation, grasslands, and rocky cliffs, providing habitat for a diverse range of wildlife.

One of the key attractions of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is its population of the endangered Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans), which is found in abundance here. Other notable wildlife species found in the sanctuary include the Indian Elephant, Indian Bison (Gaur), Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Indian Grey Wolf, Dhole (Indian Wild Dog), and various species of birds, reptiles, and butterflies.

The sanctuary is also known for its cultural and historical significance, with several ancient dolmens and megalithic burial sites scattered throughout the area, providing insights into the region's prehistoric past.

Visitors to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary can explore the sanctuary through guided nature walks, trekking trails, and safari rides, offering opportunities to spot wildlife, enjoy the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats, and learn about the region's unique ecosystem.

To promote eco-tourism and conservation efforts, the sanctuary offers facilities for nature interpretation, camping, and sustainable tourism practices. Additionally, the sanctuary authorities conduct awareness programs and community initiatives to engage local communities in conservation efforts and promote the importance of preserving the region's biodiversity.

Overall, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary offers a serene and immersive experience for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and adventure seekers, making it a must-visit destination for those exploring the natural wonders of Kerala.

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