Chambal is a land that has retained its unique landscapes, rugged charm and rare wildlife.
A mere 70 km southeast of Agra (home of the Taj Mahal), it is a world far removed from the chaotic madness of modern Indian cities. The valley is fast emerging as an exciting new destination, given its unique and unpolluted habitat and the consequent rich diversity of life forms that it supports.
The National Chambal Sanctuary
In 1979 a 400 km stretch of the river and up to 6 km wide swathes of the ravines on either side of the river was designated the National Chambal Sanctuary to provide protection for the critically endangered gharial (ghavial) crocodiles. Today the varied habitats of the sanctuary are home not only to the gharial but to an amazing abundance of other wildlife, such as the rare and highly endangered gangetic dolphin, marsh crocodile (muggers), eight species of turtle, smooth coated otter, Indian striped hyena, jungle cat, golden jackal, Indian wolf and foxes among others.
A bird watcher's paradise, the Sanctuary currently boasts 311 species of resident and migratory birds including large numbers of the rare Indian skimmer, greater thick-knee, small pratincole and lapwings.
Suggested itinerary featuring Chambal Sanctuary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Chambal Sanctuary, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Chambal Sanctuary
- Agra 44 miles away
- Gwalior 46 miles away
- Fatehpur Sikri 60 miles away
- Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park 73 miles away
- Orchha 98 miles away
- Ramathra 116 miles away
- Ranthambhore National Park 138 miles away
- Delhi 153 miles away
- Khajuraho 159 miles away
- Jaipur 169 miles away
- Samode 171 miles away
- Panna National Park 176 miles away
- Nainital 191 miles away
- Corbett Tiger Reserve 194 miles away
- Bundi 203 miles away
- Almora 208 miles away
- Haridwar 222 miles away
- Bhainsrorgarh 224 miles away
- Rishikesh 233 miles away
- Shahpura 239 miles away
- Barli 245 miles away
- Pushkar 248 miles away
- Mussoorie 258 miles away
- Bandhavgarh National Park 265 miles away
- Chittorgarh 276 miles away
- Chhatra Sagar 284 miles away
- Nimaj 285 miles away
- Varanasi 294 miles away
- Satpura National Park 295 miles away
- Nagaur 298 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Chambal Sanctuary
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