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How To Reach National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
National Chambal Sanctuary is the perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts to visit as it is home to some of the most endangered species in the country as well as the world. The lush green sanctuary is surrounded by the Chambal River, which is termed as the cleanest river in India. The sanctuary houses several of species flora and fauna and is spread over 5,400 sq km. This wildlife sanctuary is situated very close to Agra and it is easily accessible by flight, train and by road as well; also, it is easy to get around the sanctuary by moving around in jeeps. Below is a list of the best ways to reach National Chambal Sanctuary.
Reaching National Chambal Sanctuary is easy, the closest airport that has to be taken is the Kheria Airport in Agra. This airport is located at a distance of 107.7 km from the sanctuary and takes about 2.5 hours to reach. Several flight carriers like Indigo, Air India, Spice Jet, Vistara and many more transport passengers from other cities to Agra and vice versa. Taking a flight is the most convenient way to travel to the National Chambal Sanctuary. After you have reached the airport, you can take a bus or a cab for little more ease to get to your destination near or the lodges inside the sanctuary.
It is quite convenient to reach National Chambal Sanctuary by road as well. If you are driving up there from any other city in India, you can reach the sanctuary via National Highway 45 that is connected to cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Agra; these roads are well maintained and easy to drive on. If you don’t want to drive, you can take a bus ride from Agra, which takes about an hour or you can ride the bus from any other city in the state run by UPSRTC; you can even take a luxury overnight bus from neighbouring states, which are quite comfortable to travel in.
The closest railway station that has to be taken to reach National Chambal Sanctuary is the Dholpur railway station, located at a distance of 92.7 km from the sanctuary; the frequency of trains from this station is not many and alternatively, you can take the Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra which is distanced at 104.5 km from the sanctuary. The railway station at Agra has more options for trains going to several cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and many more. Once you get off at either train stations, you can take a cab or a bus to reach your destination near the sanctuary; the ride should take approximately 2.5 hours.
There are many ways to get around National Chambal Sanctuary easily; the sanctuary itself makes arrangements. You can move around the sanctuary and see different animals by going on safaris; you can do a jeep safari where you can hire a jeep with a personnel from the sanctuary itself who will guide you around the place. You can also ride on a camel’s back along with a guide to see the different critters in the region or you can do a boat safari, where you tour the entire river on boat and see the different animals around; this is the best way to experience the sanctuary at its best.