Distance : 61 Km
Direction : Coimbatore
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary - border of two states (Tamilnadu and Kerala) - is located at 61 Km away from Munnar on the way to Coimbatore. Chinnar was declared as a Indhra Gandhi wildlife sanctuary in 1984 which covered an area of 90.422 sq-km. The undulated terrain with rocky patches increases the scenic splendor of the sanctuary. The forest type comprise scurb forests, dry deciduous forests, high sholas and wet grasslands.
Rare species like Star Tortoise, Giant Grizzled Squirrel, Guar and Bison Herd found here. In addition huge amount of animals like Elephant, Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Hanuman Monkeys also found here.
There is a Guest house and Tree house available for Accommodation. There is also a watch tower to see the forest and animals with a panoramic view.