Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Idukki, Kerala, India

The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Western Ghats and is a part of the Idukki District. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique protected area located in the rain shadow region in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, adjoining Tamilnadu. Its animal population includes species such as grizzled giant squirrel, gaur, spotted deer, tufted grey langur, slender loris, crocodile, wild elephant, tiger, leopard and many birds. There are some significant peaks located in the sanctuary, namely Kumarikkal Mala peak, Nanadala Malai, Kottakombu Malai, Vellaikal Malai and Viriyoottu Malai. The sanctuary receives its considerable share of water from Chinnar and Pambar rivers. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to the Thoovanam Waterfall, which lies on the Pambar River. Chinnar is around 60 km away from Munnar and the nearest town is Marayur, which is around 16 km away from the sanctuary.


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