kerala tourist places hill stations – South Tourism

Situated at Devikulam taluk of Idukki district of Kerala, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary acquired the status of a Chinnar National Park in 1984 and spreads over an area of 90,422 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary's diversity encompasses rugged terrains, dry deciduous forests, high sholas and wet thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species. Chinnar is the habitat of the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India. Unlike other sanctuaries, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the rain shadow area of the Western Ghats and receives only 48 rainy days in a year.

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