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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Marayoor

·  Summer: 32 to 36° C (Hot)
·  Winter: 20 to 27° C (Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to November

Opening Time: 6:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open throughout the year

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  INR 5
Cameras:  INR 25 (or
Video Camera:  INR 150 (v
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
Children:  INR 5
Cameras:  INR 25 (o
Video Camera:  INR 150 (v
Located about 18 km. north of Marayoor on the scenic Western Ghats of Kerala, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a unique range of plants and animals that are unique to the spiny vegetation. Spread in the area over 90 sq.km., it is designated as the second dwelling for the endangered grizzled giant squirrel in India.  
Recognized as the wildlife reserve since 1984, the sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna. According to a research, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary houses about 34 species of mammals, 156 species of butterflies, 52 species of reptiles and 252 species of birds.
Renowned as a home to the famous ‘White Bison of Manjampatti,’ the sanctuary houses a unique species like sambar deer, star tortoise, yellow-throated bulbuls and panthers. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the 12 wildlife sanctuaries among the protected areas of Kerala. The sanctuary is nominated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
The nearby Thoovanam waterfalls and Sandalwood forest are the best attractions to explore.  

Road: The road condition is excellent here. You can choose both state run and private buses to travel to the sanctuary. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 48 km. from Munnar.

Railway: Aluva railway station (about 205 km.) is the nearest rail head to reach the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. The place is connected by trains from the metro cities of India like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and Kolkata.

Airway: Cochin International Airport, located about 198 km. is the nearest airport to reach the sanctuary. Domestic and international flights fly regularly from major cities of India.