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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located in Idukki district of Kerala, about 50kms north of Munnar hill station, managed by the Department of Forest & Wildlife, Kerala. It l lies in eastern slope of the Western Ghats under the rain shadow of Anamudi hills. This is the one and only tropical savannah type of forest in Kerala. It harbors unique type of vegetation and fauna. The undulating terrain with rocky patches manifolds the scenic splendour of the sanctuary. The Sanctuary offers 3 hours trekking to multiple days trekking and camping. Please contact us with your requirements for naturalist guided customised packages and prices.


Wester ghats explorer

Chinnar has challenging landscape with undulated terrain, mountain peaks, and rolling hills. The savanna type of grasslands and scrub jungle adjucent to Anamalai Tiger reserve offers excellent opportunity for wildlife hiking. We offers all inclusive trekking packages of different levels ranging from 3 hrs to 3 days.The trekking is through specified path through the tourist zone of the sanctuary. It is wise to change the path and trails on season. The 3hr treks offered in Chinnar is ideal for birdwatching , wildlife watch and landscape view. Alampatty range of the sanctuary also arrange trekking and camping. Here one can trek to prehistoric cave arts and Megaliths. Trek to Thoovanam Waterfalls along riverside is the only ideal trekking option in Chinnar between April and July. The rock arts corpus of the sanctuary acclaimed one of the oldest rock art sites in South India.

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camping in chinnar

Presently six log houses, two tree houses and one hilltop camp is available for camping.

Log houses built in different zones of the sanctuary offers jungle camping in the middle of wildlife zone. The camp has one bed room with attached toilet. The balcony is furnished with chairs. Mattress, bed sheets, blankets (sleeping bags) etc will be provided.2 tribal guards and a naturalist will accompany the group.

Tree House

The Tree House is perched on a single tree. Tree house offers best of wildlife adventure like in Jungle Book. Matress, sleeping bag, bedsheets etc will be provided. It has has no toilet. No electricity, but lantern will be provided. The capacity of the camp is 2 persons.

Hilltop Camp

The hill top camp is the best of camping in jungle between October and february.It is ideal for watching landscape, nature , wildlife etc in leisure, hang on to your chair in wilderness. The balcony of the hut provides panoramic view of mountains, the open forest and its wildlife.

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Wester ghats explorer

Wildlife of Chinnar is composed of residents, seasonal migrants and restricted species . Major mammal species are Elephants, gaur, Leopard, wild dogs, potted deer, sambar, barking deer, Macaque , wild boar etc. Grizzled giant squirrel, tufted langur etc are restricted species of South Western Ghats. Drastic altitude variations in a short distance provide high diversity of birds species. Apart from endemic shola birds, the forest is the home for many Deccan endemics and migrants which are unusual in other parts of Kerala, including blue faced malkoha, sirkir malkoha , yellow throated bulbul, grey headed bulbul etc. It is the only natural habitat of starred tortoise in Kerala. It is a heaven for aromatic plants and herbs.

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book a tour to chinnar

One can book a tour to Chinnar with us. Our programme is English speaking naturalist guided walking safari and overnight stay in camps. Our treks is designed after customizing the interests of the guest, like bird watching, wildlife watch, butterfly watch, plants and herbs, archaeological sites etc. We also consider the physical fitness, personal hygiene required, food & drinks preferences etc of the guest to choose trails and camps. We are keeping standards in food, drinks, materials used in camps etc. Those who wants to do Chinnar with us may request through the contact form with all details. There are restrictions in number of persons in camp. We also offers Multiple days trekking and camping. We offers Cochin back to Cochin with Munnar . One can also book the camp through office of Wildlife Warden in Munnar.

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