The National Chambal Sanctuary is famous for the rare gangetic dolphin. The sanctuary was founded in 1979 and the large area of National Chambal park is shared by the three states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. This sanctuary is famous for the rare gangetic dolphin.
The rare gangetic dolphin is the main attraction of National Chambal Sanctuary. The other inhabitants of this sanctuary are magar (crocodile) and gharial (alligator), chinkara, sambar, nilgai, wolf and wild boar. Founded in 1979 the sanctuary is a part of a large area co-administered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Fauna in Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
Ten species under six genera and four families belonging to order Anura (toads & frogs) with their developmental stages have been recorded from the Park. Uperodon systoma, Polypedates maculatus and Rana crassa are recorded for the first time from the park. Besides, an interesting phenomenon of breeding of Bufonids was observed, which showed that B. stomaticus & B.melanostictus breeds during July-August on the northern slope of Siwalik ,whereas the same species breeds up to November on the southern slope. Polypedates maculatus, which inhabits the live tree-holes, breeds only in July.
Major Wildlife Attractions: The main attraction of the sanctuary is the rare gangetic dolphin. The park is inhabited by crocodiles, alligators, chinkara, sambhar, nilgai, wolf and wild boar. There are also a large number of terrestrial and aquatic animals.
The sanctuary houses many other inhabitants like mugger, gharial, chinkara, samber, nilgai wolf and wild boar. One can find the nearest airport, situated at Agra, which is 90 km away from the sanctuary and nearest railhead is also at Agra.
The River Safari: The calm and gentle waters of the Chambal River are best explored on boats and the River Safari provides spectacular opportunities to view the wildlife. The Chambal Safari boatmen are exceptionally skilled at cutting the boat engines, and manoeuvring as close to the birds and animals as possible without disturbing them. Trained naturalists accompany visitors and provide expert information on the Chambal wildlife. The River Safari is a most relaxing, enjoyable and special experience.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the sanctuary is throughout the year.
How to Get there:
Air: The nearest airport is at Agra, 70 kms from Chambal.
Rail: The nearest railhead is at Agra, 70 Kms. from Chambal.
Road: The Sanctuary is 70 Kms. from Agra and 5 Kms. from Etawah.
Madhya Pradesh, India