Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is about 60 kms from Munnar. It is situated on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor Panchayats of Idukki district. It is an ideal spot for trekking and enjoying wildlife closely. It is the habitat for endangered Grizzled giant squirrel in India. Almost 34 species of mammals including panthers, spotted deers, elephants, tigers can be found here. It is also a bird watchers paradise. 245 species of birds live here! It is one of twelve wildlife sanctuaries among the protected area of kerala.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique protected area located in the rain shadow region in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, adjoining Tamilnadu. The area is diverse in eco systems and rich in ethnic cultural heritage. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of grizzled giant squirrel, star tortoise, tufted grey langur, gaur, spotted deer, slender loris, wild elephant, crocodile, tiger, leopard and many a birds, insects and plants. There is an Interpretation Centre at Karimutty, two eco shops, one each at Chinnar check post and Aalampetty, an amenity centre, inspection bunglow, dormitory and cafeteria/at Chinnar check post to cater to the needs of visitors.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Churulipetty River Side& Thoovanam Water Falls Trekking
The guided trekking to the dry deciduous forests and through the riparian forest along the Chinnar river, visit to the archaeological remnants, the dolmens, and the sandal forests are all the more exciting. The luxurious waterfall, spreading over about 100 meters wide will steal the hearts of all. Bird and butterfly watching are added advantages. There are chances of wild life sighting on the way.
Vasiyapara Ethnic Hut and Trekking
Stay at ethnic hut built in tribal style at Vasiyappara. Trekking through the scrub forest and jungles leading to Vashyappara Ethnic hut near a swamp is a pleasant experience. Reporting time 3 Pm at Chinnar Check post.