Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at Devikulam taluk of Idukki district Kerala, Chinnar Wildlife
Sanctuary is a well-known reserve that extends over an area of over
90 sq km. Recognized as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, it lies in the
rain shadow region of the Western Ghats. As a result, Chinnar gets
only about 48 rainy days in a year during the months of October and
November when Northeast monsoons are at work.
Apart from being the habitat of the endangered giant grizzled squirrel
in India, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant,
bonnet macaques, gaur, Kraits, spotted deer, spectacled cobras, sambar,
turtles, vipers, little cormorants, darters and black eagles. The
place is also ideal for boating and trekking.
The sanctuary abounds in a variety of trees, including the unique
thorny scrub forest with Xerophytic species. The flora of the sanctuary
comprises dry deciduous forest, thorny scrub forests, high sholas
and wet grasslands. It is, indeed, a reservoir of tranquil greenery
ensconced the verdant valley. Among the species of flora include Acacia
arabica (Karivelam), Acacia leucofolia (Velvelam), Santalum album
(Chandanam), Anogeissuslatifolia (Mazhukanjiram), Elaeocarpus recurvatus
(Bhadraksham) and Strobilanthus kunthianus (Neelakurinji).
The rippling topography with breathtaking spectacle of craggy rocks
adds to the scenic grandeur of the sanctuary. Best Season to visit
the sanctuary is from December to April. As far as accommodation is
concerned, private lodges are available at Marayoor, Munnar and Udumalpetta.
You can also find accommodation in the government guesthouses at Munnar
How to Reach
Air: The nearest national airports are Cochin (200 km) and Coimbatore.
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Aluva (200kms) and Pollachi
Road: Well connected by bus service to the major places.
Duration: 7 Days
Places to Visit : Bangalore - Mysore - Nagarhole - Bangalore
- Kochi (Cochin) - Periyar
Duration: 10 Days
Places to Visit : Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Marari - Cochin
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
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Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
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the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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