Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala - My Favourite Place


After spending some quality moments in a water boat, I headed towards my most favourite spot during that trip. It was the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. I loved clicking some unique pictures and I never forget to take my camera while visiting different national parks and other wildlife sanctuaries. This was because these were the places where I could collect some extraordinary photos and increase my collection. The place was around 230 kilometres from the nearest railway station, which was the Ernakulam station and around 200 kilometres from the Cochin International Airport. The Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is situated in the dense forest of the Western Ghats of Kerala and it is the habitat for different kinds of wild animals and plants. It is famous for its unique thorny vegetation. The rainfall varied throughout the year due to which there were dry thorny vegetation, deciduous forest, riparian trees, and more. The sanctuary is the abode of different faunas and different species of birds and animals.


Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala
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Kerala is famous for Albizia Lathamii, which is an endangered species. However, it was present in the wildlife sanctuary of Chinnar. The forest is famous for different habitants and it supports a healthy population of the giant squirrel. The sanctuary is famous for having 225 species of birds and it is rich in its avian diversity. The main problem faced by the area is that there is not enough rainfall and it rains for just 2 months in a year. The forest is rich in different plantations and deciduous forests, which made it ideal for trekking. The thorny forest is famous for xerophytes and it acts as the main habitat for giant squirrel. In the past, it was reported that the species count was less than 200 in the sanctuary.


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The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala covered a huge area and I had to spend a lot of time for covering the whole campus. It has a wide range of wild animals and other birds. While I travelled inside the park, I could locate a few elephants, deer, languor. At times peacocks could also be spotted on both sides of the road. From there I moved to my next destination, which was another national park at Eravikulam.


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Hey, I am Adway Chavan, an IT professional who spends all of his working hours staring at a computer screen...well, almost all. IT is my passion whilst nature, wildlife and adventure are the buzzwords I live by. I am also an amateur photographer and have travelled extensively in India and abroad. I never ever turn down a travel idea and spend all my holidays visiting national parks and forest reserves, biking up mountains and taking road trips. I have also indulged in bungee jumping, paragliding and sailing. One day I hope to take up the greatest challenge of all and go trekking in the Himalayas! Till then, watch this space!

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