Chinnar

For Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki, rain comes as a much-awaited salvage from the intense heat. Being located in the rain-shadow region of the Western Ghats, Chinnar, missing the generous monsoon in June-July when other parts of the state revel in deluge, gets its meager share of showers only around November. Chinnar has the world’s second largest number of grizzled giant squirrels. 

JUNGLE SAFARIS

Jeep safari to Marayoor

A wildlife safari programme to the historical village of Marayoor through the tribal villages of the region and to Kanthalloor Village. This package is available in two slots one is  a 3 hours programme and the other is 5 hours. It is a trek to the tribal settlements located outside the core area of Chinnar. 
Timing: 08.00 AM – 02.00 PM

Cost of the package

Rs. 3000/- for 3 hours
Rs. 6000/- for 5 hours


TREKKING TRAILS

Trek to Thoovanam falls

It is a popular trekking trail in Munnar. Perhaps a trek to Thoovanam falls in the jungle is the best way to get to the soul of Chinnar. This 4 km trekking trail starts from Alampetty Check post. It is a guided programme which usually takes 3 hours from the check post. This is a moderate level trek and you find in the Chinnar River which accompanies you on one side, your best comrade. The sight of Thoovanam waterfalls from a distance itself takes away all the fatigue of the long trek under a punishing sun. 
Timing: 08.00 AM – 02.00 PM (in between 3 hours) 

Cost of the package

Rs. 250/- Indians
Rs. 600/- for foreigners 


JUNGLE CAMPS

Log House stay

A log house on the banks of the river gives you an idea about the kind of night one could spend in Chinnar. You stay in the middle of a vast forest where (the guide tells you in a tone of an understatement), every animal you can expect in a forest like this has dutifully registered its presence.  The stay includes dinner and breakfasts. 

Jellimala Log House, Squirrel House, Koottar Log House, Pambar Log House, Churilipetty Log House and Karakkad Tree House are available in Chinnar. 
Check-in: 02.00 PM and Check-out: 10.00 AM 

Cost of the package

Rs. 4000/- for two persons
Rs. 1000/-for extra Person
Entrance fee will be charged extra 


Contact

The Wildlife Warden
Munnar P.O, Idukki - 685 612 
Ph: +91 4865 231587
Mob: 09447979093, 08301024187,08547603199
http://chinnar.org/

Getting there

By Road: Buses services are available from major cities in Kerala to Munnar
By Rail: 109 Km from Aluva Railway Station and 108 km from Angamali Railway Station 
By Air: 91 Kms from Coimbatore International Airport (Tamil Nadu)


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