Where is Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in India & is famous for ?
The Munnar Udumalpet road (SH-17) passes through the Sanctuary for 16 km. and roughly divides it into nearly equal portions. The altitude ranges from 400 m at Chinnar to 2372 m at Nandalamala. Major Peaks in the Sanctuary are Kottakombu malai (2144 m), Vellaikal malai (1863 m) and Viriyoottu malai (1845m).
The Chinnar and Pambar rivers are the major perennial water resources in the sanctuary. The Pambar River originates in the Anaimudi Hills
The Pambar, Kabani and Bhavani are the only rivers of the 44 in Kerala that flow eastwards. It is joined by seasonal rivulets and a few perennial streams originating from sholas in the upper reaches. The spectacular Thoovanam water falls lie deep within the Sanctuary on the Pambar River.
The Pambar merges with the Chinnar at Koottar.
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