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Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary in Athirapally

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary in Athirapally

The lush green Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary Awaits your arrival

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About Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary in Athirapally

The Chimmony wildlife sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions near Athirapally, in the Western Ghats. It covers a lush green area of 85.067 sq km, on the Nelliyampathy Hills. Needless to say, it is a haven for people who enjoy bird watching. In addition, there are 39 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles, 31 species of fish and 14 species of amphibians. There are also a few endangered animals here, such as the tiger, Asian elephant, lion-tailed macaque, wild dog, Indian giant squirrel, slender loris, and the Nilgiri langur.

History of Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1984, this sanctuary is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, including nearly 200 species of birds such as the Malabar whistling-thrush, Indian rufous babbler, white-bellied blue-flycatcher, Loten's sunbird and several others. There is a tribal community here as well, the Malaya Tribe, in which 52 families live within the gated sanctuary. 

Sections at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary 

There are various sections at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, one of which is a Children Nature Walks, to create awareness among kids about different types of fauna. There are Orchid Walks in the park, butterfly park, and bird park. One can also find many trekking trails as well.

Flora and Fauna at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

The Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous biodiversity spot and is known for its rich flora and fauna. The popular inhabitants of the sanctuary are deer, wolves, wild dogs, tigers, and Asian Elephants. All major fauna can be found along with some distinct species. The place plays an important role in preserving rich, distinct, and endangered flora and fauna.   

About Chimmini Dam

The Chimmini Dam is built across the Chimminin River. The river originates from Nelliyampathy hills and flows through the sanctuary. The river is a lifeline for the wildlife at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary. The dam is also a famous tourist attraction and one can get panoramic views from the top of the dam. 

Guided Tours at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

Trekking Route at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary: For trekking enthusiasts, there are several easy as well as strenuous trekking paths here, which are a good way to explore the gorgeous Chimmony wildlife sanctuary. In fact, Chimmony wildlife sanctuary trekking is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike.

Rafting at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary: One can try bamboo rafting at the lake formed near Chimmony Dam. 

Bird Watching at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary: The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of birds and is also visited by many migratory birds. Bird Watching is a famous activity out here.

Butterfly Safari at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary: Go for butterfly safari, the guided tour will take you to a spot where you will see a wide variety of colorful butterflies. 

Accommodation at  Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary  

The accommodations near Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary are many that provide camping and trekking experiences to its visitors. These accommodations are as follows:

Inspection Bungalow

Thottupaar Eco Lodge

Anaporu Eco Treat

Mulapara Eco Treat

Virakuthodu Camps 

Truly, Chimmony wildlife sanctuary Athirapally has something or the other to offer people of all ages, and from all walks of life, be it the young, kids or the elderly. You can enjoy some moments of peace and quiet here, or enjoy an adventurous hour here bonding with nature, the choice is yours.

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    FAQ's of Athirapally

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    There are two rivers that run through the Chimmony wildlife sanctuary, including the Mupliyam and the Kunumail rivers.

    Yes, you can take both still cameras and video cameras inside, after paying INR 50 for a still camera and INR 225 for a video camera.

    There are no Neelakurinji flowers at Chimmony wildlife sanctuary, but there are some forms of rare orchids here.

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