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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Idukki District, Munnar 685612, India
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Glorious views

If you like exhilarating views and wild goats this is for you. Access is by bus - there will probably be long queues at the car park - and then on foot. Not a wide variety of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you like exhilarating views and wild goats this is for you. Access is by bus - there will probably be long queues at the car park - and then on foot. Not a wide variety of natural history, but the baby goats are cute. It does feel as though you're on top of the world.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Its so cool how beautifully they have maintained it there is no words to describe what we saw. One has to see it for self

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The trip through the forest was really adventurous, can see elephants, deers and bison.The journey is really worth and will remember for ever.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Beware, the treetop houses here are rustic! It looks lovely in the pictures but in reality was two mattresses on the ground in a tiny hut with pillow and mattress covered by a sheet (one with holes in it) and two blankets again one with holes in and used by who knows how many people. We're not fussy travellers and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had read that the best chance of viewing wildlife was early morning so we left the Munnar area at 5:30am so as to be at the park by 7:30am, thinking they would start the trek right away. Well we had to wait until about 9:15am before the guide was ready. When we saw evidence that elephants were there earlier... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There are two options that you could avail. The 4-5 km short trek or the 8-9 km long trek. We did not have much time and we started off with the short trek. They will send 2-3 guides with you. We had a hope that we would see atleast one wild animal. But to our disappointment, we could not spot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We booked a taxi for the whole day and we drive from Munnar to the sanctuary with the expectations to see some elephants or other whild animals. Once there they offer us two options: 1)cultural trip (2hrs) and 2)waterfall(3hrs), both 600rupies per person with guide. We choosed the first since they told us was easier to see animals. Now, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

we had a good drive down to chinnar, but sadly could not spot any wild animals. wish we has gone early morning for good sighting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We reached just in time for the last day trek which are conducted by government appointed local tribal people. In spite of his broken English, we found our guide to be extremely informative and helpful. We even spotted elephants afar, nothing up close. If I were to visit again, I would definitely plan an early morning waterfall trek which is... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is the most close up view you can get to nature and the wild. Saw lot of wild animals such as Elephant, Lion tailed monkey, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Wild buffalo, Deer and a wide range of butterflies...

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