The Idukki Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is a vast expanse of lush green forests spread over an area of 90 square kilometers. It is located at a height of 500-2400 meters above sea level. The Chinnar national park, Kerala was declared a sanctuary in the year 1984. The undulating terrain and velvety green cover of plants over the entire sanctuary is what makes it a haven for the animals and birds of the sanctuary.
The Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is home to the endangered species of the
Giant grizzled squirrel. Besides the squirrel, one can find animals like
elephants, deer, tigers, gaurs, Hanuman monkey, etc. also. A number of
reptiles like vipers, kraits, cobras, pythons, etc. can also be found
here. A common sight is that of beautiful peacocks walking down the
pathway in the sanctuary. One can also avail the boating facilities that
are provided by the concerned authorities of the sanctuary. The uneven
terrain provides ample of opportunities for trekking and mountain
How to Reach Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Idukki
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Kottayam. The place can also be
reached from Ernakulam railway station.
The sanctuary is easily accessible by roads and can be reached from
anywhere in Kerala.