If you are planning a trip to Kerala with your family, you must be looking for attractions that will satisfy the different tastes of your family members some of whom are nature lovers whereas others are crazy about wildlife. Well, if this is the scenario, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary can be the ideal destination for you. Kids will just love to visit this place.
One of the most popular attractions of Kerala, Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats’ rain shadow region. The sanctuary is home to a large number of plants. The abundance of wildlife that you can find here will just leave you awestruck. The dry thorn forests are the main attraction of this sanctuary. However, you will find a wide variety of habitat here due to difference in rainfall and altitude. Some of the habitat types that you can find here include riparian types, dry thorny forest, deciduous forests, grasslands and shoals. These habitats are intermingled with hillocks, plains, cliffs and rocks.
It is not an exaggeration to call the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary an abode for the reptilian fauna. The number of species found here makes it the richest sanctuary of Kerala. You may get a glimpse of Albizia Lathamii, which is one of the rarest species found in the dry forests of Chinnar. It is also one of the most highly endangered species. Albizia Lathamii is a famous repository of the medical plants. What’s more? You can find the Grizzled Giant Squirrel that live in the Riverine forests along Pamber and Chinnar.
It has been reported recently that the ‘white bison of Manjampatti’ has been seen in Chinnar. This place boasts a rich avian diversity. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 225 species. It forms an integral part of the viable conservation unit along with its neighboring PA.
Whether you take interest in natural beauty or wildlife, you will find this place extremely interesting. Exploring this place will be a lifetime experience for you. This is going to be an ideal location for you if you aspirate to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The peaceful ambiance of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary will take away your stress in a minute. You will feel revived and re-energized after exploring this place.
Many of the hotels in Kerala offer guided tour to this destination. You can talk to the travel desk of the hotel Kerala you are staying in to see if they offer such tours. Availing such a tour is the best way to explore the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.