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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki District, Munnar 685612, India
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Munnar
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hyderabad, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

we planned to go for safari in this wildlife sanctuary but there is no any kind of safari. when we asked about safari at echo shop at chinnar they told us that only thing we can do here is trekking. For wildlife lovers it is waste of time. We saw so many animals on the way back to munnar by... More

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Thiruvalla, India
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39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

After getting permission and tickets from Chinnar check post, we trekked to Pambar log house via Koottar and stayed overnight. wonderful riverside walk. This trip's special gifts were Brown fish owl,Grizzled giant squirrel, Indian Gaurs and langurs. Our car broke down when we came back after the forest trek. But the forest officials helped us to get a jeep from... More

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

we went early mornings hoping we could spot some wild animals but we just spotted monkeys and just 1 bison on the way, but the locals say there were elephants few hours ago.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

After a long drive to get here from Munnar I have to say it was the most pointless and disappointing journey I've made. Its called a wildlife Sanctuary yet there was even so much as a bird in the trees. We were given a guide to take us around and i have to say within 5 mins I felt like... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I was there but my son was constantly vomiting due to the winding roads.I couldnt enjoy it really well.I am hoping that I can do a good visit next time

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I had the pleasure of experiencing 4 days in this reserve with Tamil speaking Indian friends. What a gem! The scenery is stunning, mountains surrounding undulating valleys. The area is in a rain shadow area despite heavy rain in nearby valleys but when I was there it was positively lush, indeed there was unseasonably heavy rain over night. We stayed... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

we went early morning for a jeep drive to chinnar, hardly could spot any animals, trekk was nice around the forest with nice water falls and valleys..

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

we could not spot any wild animals at Chinnar, the watch tower experience was good along with the trekk, maybe were unlucky to spot the jumbos...

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Detroit, Michigan
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The sanctuary itself is beautiful. Mountains in the distance and lots of rolling hills. We spotted 2 groups of elephants in one day (over 2 hikes) so felt quite lucky. However, it was difficult to plan for the stay here because only one person in the sanctuary spoke decent English, and no one spoke Hindi. We had wanted to stay... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Its a beautiful jungle and lots of butterflies , 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... More

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