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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Idukki, Kerala
Coverage area : 90,422 sq. kms
Main attraction : Giant Grizzled squirrel, Elephants, Spotted Deer
Best time to visit : Throughout The Year Except In Monsoon Months
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Arrival information :
-- By rail : Nearest railway station is at Ernakulam.
-- By air : Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport, about 150 kms from Munnar.
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species.Chinnar is the habitat of the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India. Located in the rainshadow area of the Western Ghats, unlike other sanctuaries, 

Flora and Fauna :
Chinnar has only 48 rainy days in a year.Dry deciduous forests, high sholas and wet grasslands are also found here. As one travels from Karimuthi to Chinnar Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Hanuman monkey and even Peacocks can be seen on either sides of the road.Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, it is spread over an area of 90,422 sq. kms. The undulated terrain with rocky patches adds to the scenic splendour of the sanctuary.

The main attractions of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are Elephants, Gaurs, Panthers, Spotted Deer, Sambhars, Grizzled Giant Squirrels, Hanuman Langurs, Peacocks, Star Tortoises and Travancore evening browns.
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