Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique protected area located in the rain shadow region in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, adjoining Tamilnadu. The area is diverse in eco systems and rich in ethnic cultural heritage. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of grizzled giant squirrel, star tortoise, tufted grey langur, gaur, spotted deer, slender loris, wild elephant, crocodile, tiger, leopard and many a birds, insects and plants. There is an Interpretation Centre at Karimutty, two eco shops, one each at Chinnar check post and Aalampetty, an amenity centre, inspection bunglow, dormitory and cafeteria/at Chinnar check post to cater to the needs of visitors.

Koottar River Side, Watch Tower, Churulipetty River Side& Thoovanam Water Falls Trekking

The guided trekking to the dry deciduous forests and through the riparian forest along the Chinnar river, visit to the archaeological remnants, the dolmens, and the sandal forests are all the more exciting. The luxurious waterfall, spreading over about 100 meters wide will steal the hearts of all. Bird and butterfly watching are added advantages. There are chances of wild life sighting on the way. Refreshments and complimentary snacks will be provided.

Duration: 3 hours From 6am- 11am and 3 pm-6pm

Tariff: Rs. 200/- (Indians) Rs. 300/- (Foreign National) (minimum Rs. 400/-)

Vasiyapara Ethnic Hut and Trekking

Stay at ethnic hut built in tribal style at Vasiyappara. Trekking through the scrub forest and jungles leading to Vashyappara Ethnic hut near a swamp is a pleasant experience. Reporting time 3 Pm at Chinnar Check post.

Tariff: Rs. 3500 / two persons. Rs. 1000 / adult Rs. 500 / children (maximum 4 persons)

Service of experienced field guides, watchers, cooks as well as complimentary food and refreshments are provided during stay.

Stay at Koottar or Karakkad tree top houses

Tree top huts (machans) are built and furnished in a well protected manner at two sites and provide good ariel view of surrounding forests. Water and solar power is available. Reporting time before 3pm at Chinnar check post.

Tariff: Rs. 2000 / two persons. Rs. 500 / additional person (maximum 3 persons)

Service of experienced field guides, watchers, cooks as well as complimentary food and refreshments are provided during stay.

Stay at Thoovanam log house near water falls, Jellimala Log house

There is a solar electrified and fully equipped log house facing the water falls in the deep forests with all facilities for a comfortable stay. Reporting time at 3 pm at Alampetty eco-shop.

Tariff: Rs. 2000 / two persons. Rs. 500 / adult Rs. 500 / children (maximum 4 persons)

Service of experienced field guides, watchers, cooks as well as complimentary food and refreshments are provided during stay.

Stay at Churilipetty log house,Paambar or Koottar log house

Stay at fully equipped log house at Chinnar valley in the deep forests. The log house with forest ambience can accommodate two people. Reporting time 3 pm at Chinnar check post.

Tariff: Rs. 2000 / two persons. Rs. 500 / adult Rs. 500 / children (maximum 4 persons)

Service of experienced field guides, watchers, cooks as well as complimentary food and refreshments are provided during stay.