Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS)
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is one among the 13 santuries in the protected areas of the state of Kerala. It is located in the Kanthalloor and Marayoor Panchayat limits in the Idukki District. It is contiguous with the Eravikulam National Park to its South and is also under the jurisdiction of the National Park. Kodaikanal Wildlife Santury is to its East and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is to the north. It is a prominent chunk of block of protected forests growing in the Annamalai hills in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The UNESCO World Heritage committee has been considering the Sub-cluster of Annamalai, the Western Ghats, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary for categorisation as World Heritage Sites.
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