Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, one among the twelve protected wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala is an important tourist destination in Kerala. It lies nearly 18 km from Marayoor Panchayat in Idukki district. Today, this amazing tourist spot is under the control of UNESCO world heritage committee.
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary beholding Chinnar and Pambar rivers presents an exotic view for tourists. Chinnar river originates from Kumarikal Malai and later follows as Amaravathi river. Spectacular view of Thoovanam waterfalls on the Pamba river is another important attraction seen in Chinnar wildlife sanctuary.
Fabulous Fauna and Fauna
Rich flora and fauna is one among the highlighting features of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. According to studies, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary beholds about 34 species of mammals,156 species of butterflies, 52 species of reptiles, 245 species of birds and 42 species of fishes. Yellow-throated bulbuls, panthers, spotted deer, sambar deer, Indian star tortoise and endangered species like grizzled giant squirrels are some of the rare living species found in Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary. Huge watchtower in this sanctuary presents a breathtaking view of entire sanctuary and wild lives.
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