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National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary Tourism And Travel Guide
19° C / 66.2° F
November to February
2 to 3 Days
Kheria Airport (107.7 kms)
Dhaulpur Railway Station (92.7 kms)
National Chambal Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary that spreads across three different regions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It protects some of the most endangered species in the world like the ghariyal, mugger crocodiles, red crowned roof turtle, gangetic dolphin and many more creatures. This sanctuary is a natural reservoir for marshlands which are a wonderland for the ghariyals and muggers; also these wetlands provide to be the best place for migratory as well as local birds to breed. During winter, you are able to see 262 different kinds of bird species that migrate from different regions of the world to breed here. National Chambal Sanctuary can be easily reached by air, road and rail. Tourism is National Chambal Sanctuary is popular during winter when there is more wildlife activity and the climate is perfect for going on a safari. Below is our travel guide, where we have listed the tourism prospects in the National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach
Kheria Airport on Agra is the closest airport if you have to go to National Chambal Sanctuary. This airport is distanced at 107.7 km from the entrance of the sanctuary. Many flight carriers transport passengers from different cities to this airport. You can take public transportation to your destination after you reach the airport.
The best way to reach National Chambal Sanctuary is via NH 45 that leads to the sanctuary if you are coming from adjacent cities. You can take a bus run by the state or a luxury bus from other states to reach your destination near the sanctuary.
The closes railhead to National Chambal Sanctuary is Dhaulpur Railway Station; this station is located at a distance of 92.7 km from the sanctuary and is the most convenient way to get there. There are many trains from here that run from here to different cities in India and vice versa.
Once you are inside the sanctuary you can find different way s to travel and move around the sanctuary to see the wonderful birds and animals. You can choose to take a jeep safari, a camel safari or even a boat safari to get around and explore the sanctuary.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Summers in National Chambal Sanctuary are very hot and humid and this is not the recommended time to visit the place. Temperature in this season range from 30°C -45°C throughout and there is not much wildlife activity during this time either.
The rains calm down the region as it starts to become cool during these months. Temperatures during monsoons in National Chambal Sanctuary range from 27°C-32°C, making it much cooler than the summers. This is a great time to visit if you want to see lush greenery.
Winter is the best time to visit National Chambal Sanctuary as there is a lot of wildlife activity during this time. Temperatures during this time range from 10°C-25°C in the whole season; some winters are cold and temperatures may drop down further. The weather remains pleasant and cool to go sightseeing.
Things to Do
Bateshwar Temples is a temple complex that consists of several small temples that are mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva. This was also the birth place of Lord Krishna which makes it a highly religious place for many. This temple complex is located a few kilometers away from the sanctuary and is a great attraction.
Talab-e-Shahi, along with the Khanpur Mahal is a popular attraction amongst people who visit this region. A manmade lake has been contructed with a palace right beside it; this used to be the shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan back in the day. This lake is also where you can spot many migratory birds.
Stretching over 34.4 sq km, the Ramsagar is a small sanctuary that was established in 1955. There is a lake right beside the sanctuary which is called Ransagar and you can spot several migratory birds coming to breed, especially during winter.
Go on a Safari:
The best way to explore the sanctuary is to go on a safari; you can choose from a jeep safari, boat safari or a camel safari. All these different safaris have unique characteristics and is enjoyed by any age group. Make sure you go on a safari to see these critters in their natural habitat.
Visit a Waterfall:
Once you are done exploring the sanctuary and observing all the flora and fauna, head over to the Damoh Waterfalls, located in Sarmathura. The best time to come here is during monsoons when the cold splashes of water falling from a height will rejuvenate your soul.
Sampling the local food of any destination is an important experience and the states that National Chambal Sanctuary lies in, have some of the most delicious cuisines. Here you will get a variety of cuisines like north Indian South India, Maharashtrian, Chinese, Mughlai etc. If you are looking for a fine dine around the sanctuary, head over to Hotel Palm Tree Restaurant that serves all kinds of cuisines. If you are looking for a budget friendly place to eat in, then go to Mishra Bhojanalaya that has fantastic vegetarian food, which is quite cheap too. You can also try Ustad Non Veg Point for some great north Indian food. Since National Chambal Sanctuary spreads across three states, the cuisine that you taste when you come to this sanctuary is unique as well as diverse.
You will definitely be looking to shop after you have explored the sanctuary; if you have come here in November, make sure you attend the Cattle Fair that takes place in Uttar Pradesh. At this fair you can shop various local items like furniture, bags, textile, souvenirs and handicrafts; this is the bets place to buy local items from. Other than the fair, you can visit certain cities close to sanctuary like Dholpur in Rajasthan and Agra in Uttar Pradesh to shop from a more urban area, where you can shop from branded products, but if you’re looking for authentic artifacts from the region, keep a look out on the streets, there are many stores on the streets selling handicrafts. You can even find a gift store at the sanctuary from which you can buy souvenirs for people back home.