Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Munnar Idukki District.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, (CWS), is located 18 km north of Marayoor on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor Panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala state in South India and represents a large number of plants and animals unique to the thorny vegetation.A unique thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species, Chinnar is the habitat for the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India. Their total number here would be less than 200. Located in the rain shadow area of the Western Ghats, unlike other sanctuaries in Kerala, Chinnar gets only less than two months of rain every year. Rich in wildlife, the mixed deciduous forests here are ideal for trekking.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Munnar Idukki District.
34 species of Mammals live here, including many Panthers and Spotted deer, 50 -60 Indian Elephants, Gaur, Tigers, Sambar Deer, Common langur, Bonnet Macaque, Hanuman monkey, threatened Nilgiri Tahr, vulnerable Rusty-spotted Cats 

There are 965 species of flowering plants in the sanctuary Ecoregions of the sanctuary comprise mostly grassland and wet grasslands vegetation and some South Western Ghats montane rain forests and high shola at the higher western elevations. South Western Ghats moist deciduous forestss at mid elevations give way to dry deciduous forests and thorny scrub forests in the lower dryer eastern edges of the valley. The major Xerophyticspecies in the throny scrub forests are Acacia arabica, Acacia leucofolia, Acacia concinna, Prosporis juliflora, and Opuntia stricta

How To Get There
Nearest Railway station : Ernakulam about 130 km from Munnar. .
Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport, about 150 km from Munnar.

Entry Fee
Entry fee for Indians Rs. 10/- per head per day
Entry fee for foreigners Rs. 100/- per head per day
Entry fee for children below 12 years
and bonafied students on tour Rs. 5/- per head per day
Fee for video and movie cameras Rs. 150/- day
Fee for ordinary cameras Rs. 25/- per day
Entry fee for vehicles  
Heavy vehicles Rs. 150/- day
Light vehicles Rs. 50/- per day
Others Rs. 20/- per day
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