Animals in Munnar
All kinds of South Indian animals and birds are found in Munnar and surroundings. You can have a closer look at them at Eravikulam national park or Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Ecologists and botanists throng Munnar where the flowers are in bloom and the wild life is in boom all year round. Rich in plants and animals of a myriad variety, Munnar has two wild life sanctuaries located nearby. The Eravikulam National Park and the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary.

Trekking from Rajamalai, The Kings Hillock one reaches Chinnar, from where one can have a peep at the peak of Anamudi, the highest of its kind in South India, and also a look at the Nilgiri Tahrs, the mountain goat peculiar to the blue mountains. The tea plantations in High Ranges are clustered around the town of Munnar (10 N 77 E) which is about 130 km from Cochin. Kodaikanal, another famous hill-station is just 90kms from Munnar.

The varied habitat in the sanctuary supports a number of species of terrestrial, aquatic and arboreal animals. The major tourist activities that can be undertaken in the wild life parks are wild life tours. Staying at jungle lodges, tree houses, fishing camps etc, are other facilities available there. Most of the Southern Indian wild animals and birds are found in Munnar and surroundings.

Wildlife is an integral part of the nature as well as human consciousness. With animals and trees, in the lap of the nature, a close association exists between the man and the natural environment. Munnar Wildlife Sanctuary, a home of various wild animals is known for its rich biodiversity and scenic beauty. Munnar Wildlife National Park is a one stop destination for natures lovers. Wildlife in Munnar is enriched with Panther, tigers, Gaur, Elephant, Sambar, Giant squirrel, champak squirrel, Spotted deer and so on that provides an exciting experience. The best season to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary is from the months of October and June.

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